Although all seasons bring their share of garden maintenance and planting, spring is when we start to enjoy the outdoors. The return of fine weather announces the long evenings and afternoons spent in the sun. Here are 5 ideas that can inspire you to make some improvements to your garden! 

Summary

  • 1. Get into topiary
  • 2. Organize the space 
  • 3. Add a fountain or water feature
  • 4. Encourage the presence of wildlife
  • 5. Add decorative elements 

1. Get into topiary

It’s not just colors that can bring harmony to the garden, textures and shapes too! If you have boxwood hedges or fir trees , why not try your hand at topiary art? Spheres, cones, and other geometric shapes are sure to bring elegance to any exterior.

boxwood border
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2 . Organize the space 

It’s never too late to create different outdoor spaces. This can go through the establishment of borders , the planting of hedges or the provision of a fence or other elements such as a bench, a swing or a garden furniture. Creating corners thanks to beds or screens allows you to enjoy places in the shade without vis-à-vis , perfect for summer!

garden space driveway border
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3. Add a fountain or water feature

Fountain, basin, pond… The choice of models can be made according to all tastes! From the designer fountain to the country-looking basin, there are several ways to bring a little freshness in this form. Small gardens will of course be more suitable for small-format accent fountains. It is ideal for relaxing while enjoying the sound of running water , for example by placing a bench right next to it.

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garden fountain
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4. Encourage the presence of wildlife

What would a garden be without the life that animates it? If, for example, we appreciate dragonflies for their ability to hunt mosquitoes , we can also try to attract birds, squirrels, hedgehogs and other pollinating insects . To do this, we can use insect hotels , plants such as lavender or scatter feeders and drinking water points, which are very popular during the hottest days.

heat wave animal hedgehog
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5. Add decorative elements 

There are of course the essentials such as the style of the garden furniture – in wood, rattan, pallets or woven resin – and the flower pots, but many equally subtle elements can bring charm and character to an exterior . For example garlands, a pergola , lanterns or even the choice of ground between paving or gravel…

garden furniture
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