Outdoor Design and Garden House Tips
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One of the most important things people look for when buying a new property is the size of the backyard. Homeowners' heads are filled with all kinds of ideas on how they plan on decorating their exterior, which over time deplete until they are nothing more than side-projects. All those grand schemes concerning your little haven have been reduced over time, but that doesn't have to be the case.
Your garden is a reflection of your personality and way of life, and it's usually the first thing people see when visiting. Taking all of that into consideration, you would want it in pristine condition without a smudge whatsoever. However, it's much easier said than done.
Basic information about designing your own garden:
- Devise a plan as to what you expect from your garden: the general atmosphere and the ambient you would want to be represented in.
- Choose the plants you love, not the ones that fit.
- Educate yourself on how to properly make the features you want (e.g. planting roses, tomatoes, etc).
- Find the proper way to care for your plants. Make plans according to your lifestyle; don't install a complex flower-bed that requires a lot of maintenance if you have very little free time
There is nothing as comfy and serene as a proper summerhouse in your garden. The name itself suggests quality and intimacy, but you can actually work your way towards a perfect summerhouse without having to apply for another mortgage. Your summerhouse should be your little getaway place, an oasis in your backyard created for the sole purpose of soothing you.
How to plan a summerhouse:
- Keep in mind that this is a summerhouse, not a living space. It shouldn't provide room for all the features you need in order to survive there for a few days. It's a summerhouse!
- Pick a shed from any big box store in your vicinity and add your personal stamp to it. In case you're not planning to build a shed from scratch, you shouldn't be surprised to find out most of them are as generic as it gets so adding your own signature touch shouldn't be that difficult.
- Incorporate your new summerhouse, so that it fits into the general idea of your garden. A summerhouse is here to complement your garden, not to stand out and act as a solitary statue.
- Make use of your summerhouse by creating an outdoor living area in which you and your family can relax; it's also smart keeping a few tools in your summerhouse - simply, because it's more practical.
Matt Reilly is an operations manager and home improvement writer currently working for Reilly Roofing and Gutters, San Antonio. He is a promoter of sustainable living, both on a large scale and through the use of eco-friendly technology in everyday life.