When you buy a new home or even rent a place, you will probably start off by making sense of the inside, arranging the furniture, finding a home for all your bits and bobs. Soon you’ll be ready to put the pictures up and maybe get a few more, and then you’ll find yourself beginning to explore what’s outside. You may not have a big space to work with, but with some energy, effort, and creativity you can transform it into a lovely space that brings you great joy and fulfilment and makes you feel like you’re finally making a house a home. Your changes don’t need to be dramatic or expensive, with just a few simple additions and alterations you can bring about a whole new atmosphere. Here are some ways to go about it.
1. Put down grass
Putting down a good layer of strong local grass, or turf, that can withstand all seasons of weather and low rainfalls. It is no good having grass that will die away in the winter or the dry months. Find a company that offers turf supply and lay Sydney will have a good handful to choose from, as will most other major urban centers. They will also recommend what type of grass to use based on your type of soil as well as weather conditions.
2. Remove the weeds
Start off by removing the stuff that isn’t indigenous and which can become noxious and take over your garden. Even if these produce pretty flowers, removing them is the responsible thing to do. After that, you then want to get rid of the plants that you are not very fond of. Thorny plants could be such a choice if you like to spend some time outside barefoot.
3. Add some detail
Buy some garden ornaments that aren’t too obtrusive and are tastefully chosen. They can be placed in either place that is a little bare or used to complement what you have. Pots for pot plants are lovely ways to add a little color to your veranda or balcony. Paint your favorite quote on a piece of driftwood and place it on your gate on the front of your house.
4. Buy indigenous and water-wise plants
When you go to the nursery to top up with some plants for the garden, always but indigenous. This is not just from a protection perspective, at risk of them growing wild and taking over other plants, but from a practical perspective. Indigenous plants grow better and with less effort because they occur naturally in your area. If you are going through low rainfall periods or drought, you can also buy succulents or similar plants that are hardy and don’t require much water to stay alive.
5. Make it a place where you can hang out
Find a nook where you can put a table and chair and have a little spot to escape to and enjoy your garden. Maybe, if you have enough space, buy a movable barbecue to keep there too and have yourself a Saturday barbecue with friends.
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