There is nothing quite like building yourself a beautiful backyard garden rich with greenery and various flowers to inspire positivity, health, and inner peace. A backyard can simply serve as a kids’ play area, and while the entire family should enjoy it, it can become so much more.
What’s more, you don’t even need to employ a team of professional gardeners to spruce up your backyard and build the garden you always wanted. With a little time, effort, and passionate devotion, you can have your very own DIY garden in no time. Here the top four picks for a magnificent DIY oasis!
Repurposed furniture garden
Why throw your old furniture away when you can use it as ornamental features to proudly display your array of colourful flowers and vibrant greenery? Do you have an old dresser you’ve been meaning to get rid of? Repurpose is to hold individual pots of flowers in every drawer. This way you will get a multi-level garden area that you can arrange in a myriad of creative ways to boost its aesthetic appeal.
You can even decorate your garden furniture area with lanterns and frame it by raising beautiful greenery around the dressers, chairs, and tables. This will not only save some much-needed space in the backyard that you can use to create a lounge or an al fresco dining area, but it will also create a truly unique ambiance imbued with personality and timeless charm.
Vertical and hanging gardens
Ever heard of the hanging garden of Babylon? Okay, you might not have the space or the wealth to achieve such as feat in your own backyard, but you can sure do your best to create a personal oasis and decorate the walls and fence by planting a vertical garden and by hanging potted plants and flowers from the beams and windows.
Use the extra space on the walls, the patio, and the backyard fence to raise and even colour-coordinate your flower arrangements, keeping in mind that different flower types require different amounts of sunlight. You can use pots with hooks, old or new gutters, and used paint buckets to plant greenery and flowers as well, and hang them from the beams, windows, and any other high place around the backyard.
One of the best and most rewarding DIY garden projects is a healing garden. Healing gardens have been used since the ancient times, when Roman and Greek doctors used to make natural remedies out of various herbs and plants. These gardens are also used to this very day in natural health clinics, foster homes, and mental institutions due to their serene and peaceful nature.
You can plant a healing garden yourself that contains various healthy herbs, and a true druid’s workstation where you can prepare natural remedies, healthy teas, and more. A healing garden also requires a shed where you can store all of your tools and equipment, so be sure to research some affordable garden sheds in NZ in order to complete your healthy oasis.
Finally, a pathway garden is an excellent idea if you want to enrich your outdoor setting and elevate the curb appeal of your entire property. Pathway gardens can be introduced anywhere around the house, from the backyard to the front lawn and the driveway.
You can also colour-coordinate the arrangements or opt for a completely free and wild look by mixing various colours. A pathway garden can also be accentuated with pathway lights, stepping-stones, fountains, and bird feeders as well.
Leaving your backyard or your front lawn unattended would be a real shame, especially considering all the wonderful things you could do to turn them into true natural wonders. Be sure to implement some of these creative ideas into your garden design and you will have your very own natural oasis in no time.