One of the perks of living in a house, instead of an apartment, is that you and your kids get a free
space outside of your home to roam around and play in. Besides the practical advantage, a well-
kept garden also increases the aesthetic value of the house.
Those who have a garden outside of their home, become naturally inclined towards beautifying
it, although they might have thought that they didn’t possess this quality earlier. It doesn’t take a
lot to have a neatly trimmed garden. A garden which is overloaded with seasonal blossoms does
appear pleasing to the eye, but the one that has minimal flowers placed orderly and a neatly
trimmed grass and a few accessories can be equally pleasing too. You just need to have a few
accessories and a creative mind into utilising them.
It is okay if you don’t have a mature gardening sense and/or don’t have an inclination towards
it simply because you cannot devote a lot of time to it regularly; there still are a few things that
can be done or added to the garden which can make up for your attention. Hire a part-time
gardener once in a while to trim your grass and to spread some manure on to it; and all that you
have to do is add a few accessories and that might do the trick.
1. Garden Furniture: you will be surprised just how much difference even an old sofa set,
table or even ottoman can make to your garden. You don’t need to buy anything new
especially for this area of your home; have a look around your home and see what you have
always wanted to throw out or sell off. An old table or coffee chairs or maybe even bean
bags can brighten and enrich your garden theme. Throw an old cover over it and maybe give
them a rustic feel with the help of spray paints and you are ready to go.
2. Garden Tools: those who are into gardening, even if it is not extensively, require proper
tools to appropriately look after the plants and their hands. Some of the must have garden
tools are a rake, spade, trowel, pruning shear, garden gloves, watering can and a water hose.
3. Lantern and Lamps: whether it is your indoor or outdoor décor, adding a few lights never
hurts anyone; in fact they are probably the best and most economical things with which you
can create an entire mood and aura of the area. Again, no need of spending heavily on it. Go
green and recycle something from your home. This is going to save you some money and
give your garden your own personal touch.
4. Stepping Stones: no garden is complete until you have installed a few stepping stones.
Circles cut out from old log pieces can serve as chic stepping stones even if you don’t want to
go for marble, stone or concrete ones; although there are quite a few ways you can cheaply
conjure up stepping stones from them as well.
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