Do you always think that the people’s gardens are more beautiful than yours? Do you always want to make a little paradise in your backyard without spending too much money on it? Well, it is the time to do that. It is the time to make everything comes true. It is useless to wait for a perfect moment. You can create it with minimal investment.
When others are waiting for the perfect moment, the truth will never come unless you make the moment. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in DIY matters, you are not waiting for the perfect time. Just do it and enjoy. Here are several things to do to make a magical garden to create your own little paradise in the backyard.
The projects I have listed below mostly require your time and effort – but in the end, you’ll know that you crafted it all by yourself and you will enjoy every magical inch of your victory.
1. Choose the Nice Base
Well, make sure that you are not going to work in a messy area. It will only make you work twice later. Therefore, you have to prepare your blank canvas to create a beautiful piece of art. If you want to change, resize your garden or build a pool, make sure that you clean up space as the preparation. You do not want to make a new project in the way of other ongoing projects. It will only limit the resource and space. If your garden has overgrown plants with the wild look, grab your garden gloves and a saw to start a work. Next, you have to deal with the uneven parts of the ground with the use of a nice shovel. When you do a heavy work, make sure that you can identify the pest issues around the area. Commonly, it will not go to come again when you start to create your little paradise. Therefore, you have to concern about small beasts and nasty roaches.
2. Placing Stone Paths
Once you have cleaned up the area, you have to sketch out your garden and design it. Before planting any grass, you must create different sections. Here, you have to create the pathways. The inexpensive way to do it by placing stone paths. There are endless options such as large or small, build stone paths in different sizes and shapes.
3. Plant Flowers
There’s no such thing as a magical garden without flowers – we can all agree on that. A majority of people who are complete strangers to botany consider taking care of flowers to be a full-time job and a difficult task – which is not true! Although flowers do need care (which you will love doing, by the way), it’s not like having a baby. If the soil isn’t nutritious enough, you should enrich it by adding fertilizers. This is a matter you should take to your local florist – I’m sure they will be more than happy to help out. The planting process is rather simple – find flower seeds that will comfortably grow in your climate. My suggestion is to get resilient ones for starters.
Put on your garden gloves. Make sure to mark those areas you plan on working in by using ropes or small stones so they don’t get stepped on. The rest is simple – create evenly distant holes, about three inches deep, and carefully place the seeds. The only thing left is to water them according to the instructions.
4. Craft Your Furniture
It’s not necessary to get the latest garden furniture in order to make it look magical – on the contrary. You’d be surprised by what you can do with just some sandpaper and paint.
For starters, visit your attic (or basement) and see if you have any pieces of furniture that you’ve forgotten about. Visit your neighbors and offer them a symbolic amount of cash for the pieces they don’t use. Gather them all outside and see what you can do with them – creating a furniture set where all pieces are from different sets usually turns out to be a great idea.
Now, get those gloves back on and wash the pieces thoroughly. Remove the old paint by using rough sandpaper – this may take a while but it’s a stress relieving action that is simultaneously a great exercise. Now, you can introduce some order to your new furniture by coating all the pieces using the same color (if you have any OCD issues, this is what I recommend). Or, you could create a playful garden by painting them all differently – it’s your choice!
5. Introduce Magical Lighting
It’s time for another trip to your attic/basement and, this time, we’re looking for Christmas decorations, lights and old lamps in particular. Even if you don’t have any, getting them when it’s nowhere near holiday season will turn out to be a cheap investment.
This is where your creativity should kick in – wrapping these lights around your trees, using a glue gun to create a flower or a heart or any kind of shape on your fence or coming up with another way to liven up your garden will all have the same result – a magical garden. A fresh layer of paint on old lamps will give them a completely new look and, once again, it’s up to you to do whether you want.
Do you have an idea of how your garden will look like, don’t you? I’m sure you now see that you don’t need an exterior decorator or expensive materials to create your piece of heaven right in your backyard – all you need is to be willing, to invest your time and to be persistent. Enjoying it when you’re done is worth absolutely every second you’ve spent working on it, believe me.