A garden can be many things.
It can be a place to grow tomatoes, radishes, berries, and other fruits and vegetables.
It can be a place for children and pets to roam free, have fun, and let off steam.
It can also be a place to relax, especially in the spring and summertime. With the warm air surrounding us and the sun shining down, we can find peace in our own haven of happiness.
And with relaxation in mind, let’s consider our garden spaces. Let’s take a look at ways to make them more relaxing.
#1: Create a private space
If you don’t want every Tom, Dick, or Harriet interrupting your attempts to find peace, you should find ways to create your very own secluded nook. You can do this by planting a few shrubs and bushes to give you the privacy you’re looking for. Fencing with vines and hanging plants can also give you privacy, while still providing a pleasant touch of greenery for you to enjoy.
#2: Add some fragrant plants
Aromatherapy is a well-known way to relax one’s senses, so choose those fragrant plants that are pleasing to your senses. You could choose potted plants and place them around your seating area. Or you could plant them in the grand if you have the soil space to do so. Clematis, gardenia, and lavender are just some of the fragrant plants that provide sweet and long-lasting aromas, but pick something that is right for your relaxation time.
#3: Add a water feature
The sound of running water can have a soothing effect and it can block out any unwelcome traffic sounds too. So, add a small pond and waterfall to your garden if you have the space to do so, or consider adding a fountain. These limestone fountains are particularly attractive but go for what makes sense for your garden. If you do add a pond, add Koi fish to it or plant a few water plants to attract local wildlife. These small touches can add to your relaxation time if you’re somebody who enjoys the natural world, so consider these options and anything else you might enjoy.
#4: Create a comfortable seating area
There are all kinds of seating options available to you, so purchase what feels right for your garden. From loungers to wicker chairs, pick out something plush and comfortable, and add cushions if you want to improve your level of comfort. Your seating area could also include beanbags on the floor, but as with the rest of your furniture, make sure they’re waterproof. If you have trees, you could add a swing too, and for the ultimate in relaxation, you could also add a hammock. With regards to the latter, you could even make your own, so have a go if you think you have the creative skills to do so.
So, there we have it, a few ways to create a more relaxing garden space. We all need to de-stress and unwind, and by taking one or all of these steps, you will soon have the opportunity to do so.