Being home a bit more than usual these days has made me want to make my home and garden as pleasant and usable as possible. And it seems that, since many of us can’t gather or travel as we would in normal times, folks are tending to share more of their everyday home lives on social media.
So I thought that this guest post, with tips for creating an “insta-worthy” garden, would be a fun one to share.
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Make Your Garden “Insta-Worthy” With These Tips
Who doesn’t want a garden that is “insta-worthy” these days? Many of us use social media platforms like instagram to share pictures and updates, and we want our photos to look good – and to convey a certain message.
But how do you create an “insta-worthy” outdoor space? Here are a few tips for doing just that.
Give It a Good Clear Out
Just like our homes, our gardens can sometimes become cluttered. It’s either random chairs lurking about, kids’ toys, garden tools, or even items destined for the waste center but you just haven’t gotten around to taking them. But once you give your garden a big clearout, you can see what you have to work with.
If you don’t have the time or the vehicle to clear out your garden, then you could consider hiring professionals to do all the hard work for you.
If you do have things that need to stay in your garden, like lawn mowers or garden tools, then consider investing in a shed so that they have a home.
Whether you want to take your garden back to its former glory or start fresh with a new garden design, getting your garden in tidy condition is the first step.
Design Your Garden Space
Much like your home’s interior, your garden needs a design concept. Do you want a cottage garden look, with abundant flower beds, hanging baskets or pots on the patios? Or perhaps something more functional-looking, such as a neatened up lawn and a clear decking space?
Don’t be discouraged if your garden space is small. It’s amazing how much can be done with even a small space.
Whatever your garden design plan, installing a new fence or deck can serve to define the space and be a backdrop to your flower beds and garden in general. Companies like Austex Fence & Deck could help you with that.
You can even go as far as picking certain colors you want to see more of. This can be reflected in the flowers and plants you choose for your garden. Treat your garden as if it is an extension of your home and watch it flourish.
Consider Adding An Eye-Catching Feature
Garden features are the things that add focus and interest to an outdoor space. They are also the driving force behind many “insta-worthy” moments.
You may want to think about adding a water element to your garden – which sometimes carries the added benefit of attracting wildlife.
Or you could choose to use a decked area or patio as your feature and invest in some unique garden furniture to make it look extra special – and to make it functional.
Maintain Your Garden
Finally, once everything is in place, keep your garden maintained. This means mowing your lawns and keeping them neat and tidy.
It’s about keeping your flower beds free of weeds, pruning plants and trees when needed, and brushing patio and decked areas if leaves or debris have fallen.
Once you have everything in place, this work is much easier to keep on top of.
And then you can begin enjoying – and sharing – your beautiful new garden space.
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