Whether you have a large garden to the front of your property and a good amount of space in the backyard, or else a small yet aesthetically attractive plot, you will undoubtedly want to make the most of the space you have.
With this in mind, continue reading to learn of four fantastic ways to add more variety to your outside space.
- Install Stepping Stones
A fun and whimsical way of adding variety and excitement to your outside space is to add a trail of stepping stones which can either lead to a garden shed, your compost heap, or even take the walker on a tour around the garden in a circle.
There is a myriad of different styles, shapes and sizes of stepping stones from which to choose from, and the world truly is your proverbial oyster when planning the design of your personal nature trail.
- White Pebbles For Texture
If you have areas of soil with flowers, shrubs or other plants you have planted, even though they are growing and thriving, returning every year, do not cover the area, then you might consider purchasing several bags of cream or even bright white pebbles to cover the areas in question.
Small, or even larger, white pebbles not only draw the eye and serve to frame the borders of an outside space, but they will also act to conserve water in the summer and help prevent your flowers and other plants from becoming dehydrated.
- Invest In A Pond
One of the most effective and beautiful ways to add texture, variety and an eye-catching focal point to your outside space is to invest in a pond installation.
Even if there has never been a pond or even a water feature in your backyard up until this point, it will still be surprisingly simple to install an entire working pond in your garden, which will also encourage wildlife to the space as well. You can choose to install a simple and conventionally designed pond, or else a more theatrical and dramatic style with one or more pond water features.
- Break Away From Strict Colour Schemes
Many people across the length and breadth of this country and beyond tend to plan and design their outdoor spaces with a particularly strict and on occasion, even rigid, colour scheme. This scheme is applied to garden furniture, paint colours for fences and gates, materials used for plant pots and other bedding equipment and even the colours of the flowers and shrubs themselves.
If you are someone who enjoys symmetry in a garden, then this approach is undoubtedly the best way to proceed. However, if you desire more texture, variety and layers in your garden, then breaking away from a regimented style is certainly an excellent idea.
Choose colours that excite and stir emotions within you, rather than colours which tend to blend in with their surroundings and additionally, be sure to choose shrubs and plants with different heights and thicknesses of leaves, branches and roots too.