Creating a Colourful Garden

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When you look outside of your window, what do you see? A beautiful and well-designed garden, which is alive with vibrant colours? Or, a boring backyard that lacks colour and inspiration? If the latter applies, don’t worry; below you will find some top tips on how to create a gorgeous, colourful garden.

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  • Have a plan – You should never dive right in when it comes to your garden. You will end up with a colourful mess! You need to take the time to carefully design your outdoor area; consider where you are going to plant flowers and trees, where you are going to add an area for sitting and relaxing, and so on. You then need to think about the colours you are going to use in each area and how they are going to tie together to create the overall look. Designing is undeniably the most important part of the process when it comes to achieving a beautiful garden.
  • Invest in an irrigation system – Installing an irrigation system is also a good idea. This will ensure that all of your plants and trees receive the correct amount of water each day, which is of huge importance when ensuring that your garden is colourful and vibrant. After all, you need to maintain your garden effectively if it is to continue to flourish.
  • Add colour to the seating area – One of the easiest ways to add colour to your garden is to buy colourful furniture for the seating area. Garden seating areas tend to be the focal point of an outdoor space, making them a great place for fun and bright shades. You don’t need to spend a lot of money either. You could always upcycle and old bench by painting it.
  • Look beyond flowers – During the spring, it is easy to create a garden that is bursting with colourful flowers. However, this does not mean that you cannot have a colourful garden throughout the entire year. To achieve this, you simply need to look beyond flowers, and consider plants with berries, bark, or striking foliage.
  • Take inspiration from inside your home – Seek inspiration from the colours you have used inside your property. For example, if you have a brightly coloured wall or back door, incorporate the same colours into your garden. This will make the transition from inside to out a lot smoother.
  • Consider your colour scheme carefully – Finally, make sure you give a lot of thought to the colour scheme you choose. You don’t need to go with what is in fashion; your garden is a space that certainly does not need to play by the rules. However, it is important to remember when designing that cool colours recede, i.e. go away from the eye, and hot colours advance, i.e. seem to come towards the eye.

 

Hopefully, you now feel confident about creating a colourful, vibrant and welcoming garden area. If you want to show off your new garden to family and friends, take a look at this blog post on how to make your summer barbecue a sizzler.

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