When it comes to home design, the majority of us tend to focus on our interiors. This isn’t all too surprising. After all, we tend to spend a whole lot more time indoors than outdoors. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that we should neglect our home’s exteriors. Here are just a couple of things that you can do in order to spruce things up out back!
When it comes to lighting your back garden, there are a lot more modern outdoor lighting options than you might initially think. Safety lights are a sensible option, as they light up whenever a person or animal steps foot in your garden. This adds a sense of security to your property. But it’s important to remember that this doesn’t necessarily have to be the sole light source if you plan to spend time outdoors in the evenings. Solar powered lights are great, but you cannot depend on them for constant and bright light, as their power depends on the weather of the day. Consider investing in more reliable sources of outdoor lighting that can be easily installed around your garden.
Climbing plants, otherwise referred to as “climbers” are a distinct type of plant that will grow up your property’s walls. Their vines cling to vertical surfaces and they will grow upwards, slowly spreading over the exterior of your property. They are a truly beautiful addition to any property, and you can create completely different aesthetics depending on the type of climber that you opt for. If you fancy pursuing a classic and traditional take on your property, try planting ivy. This plant has delicate leaves and will establish itself up against the face of your home relatively quickly. If you’d prefer a flowering plant, try Wisteria. This will bloom purple in the summer months and add a touch of subtle colour to your home as well as a unique scent. For something that looks like it’s been taken straight from the pages of a classic fairytale, incorporate roses into the mix.
A Herb Garden
The average garden could provide the perfect space for you to try out growing your own herb garden! Not only will your homegrown herbs taste better than those that you buy, but they will be as fresh as can be (as you’ll only pick them directly before use), you can be absolutely certain of their purity, and they will also fill your backyard with a delightful fragrance while you’re not using them in your cooking. In short, it’s about time that you consider creating your own small-scale herb garden! Growing most herbs is simple, and instructions will come in their individual packets. The hardest part of the process for most is deciding which herbs to grow in the first place, as there are so many delicious options to pick from! Favourites tend to include perennial herbs, such as oregano, mint, thyme, sage, and rosemary.
These are just a few ideas to get your journey towards perfect home exteriors started. They’re simple to try out, so why hesitate?