Thursday 6 April 2023

Ways to Enhance the Garden Atmosphere

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AD: Having a beautiful garden is such a blessing especially when the weather starts getting warm and you can enjoy more and more things outside like parks, picnics and time in your own garden. It has the ability to enhance your mood, to give you a space to contemplate away from the world, it can reduce stress and anxiety, give the kids a safe place to play, it can be a nice place to invite your guests to, as well as a lot more. However, creating and maintaining a garden like this is no easy feat. It can take a lot of hard work and dedication. But a beautiful garden can act as another room and even increase the value of your home.

So, with all that in mind, below we have come up with a few ideas to help you enhance the atmosphere of your garden and have it ready for you to enjoy all year round.


One of the major drawbacks to the atmosphere of any garden is its proximity to a busy road, busy pubs, barking dogs in the neighbourhood, airports, and any other sources of sound pollution. There are a couple of different ways you can go about remedying this problem. You can put up a high fence to try and rebound some of the sounds, or you can plant some hedges with soundproofing abilities. Wherever the sound is coming from, plant these hedges in a semi-circle blocking that area and wait for the hedges to grow. This looks a lot more attractive than fences but clearly takes up more space, so you need to weigh up your choices. If your aim is to have a tranquil garden space, then you need it to be quiet. 

Get Painting

Just as paint is a good tool in the house, it is out in the garden too. A lick of painty can definitely transform something that had that neglected feel into something beautiful. If you are living in the city and only have a walled-up garden area with a patio, then you can use paint to add a little life to the place. How about a garden mural to invoke that garden feel or something completely different? It is all up to you. Don't forget to touch up fences, brickwork, and sheds. The more you paint, the newer and fresher the feel, which can help you create a much better atmosphere. 


Divides are a cool way of turning a single space into a multipurpose space. You can create divides in many ways, from installed raised borders to section off areas, using trellises and pagodas and covering them in creeping plants like ivy to make walls; you could plant hedgerows and otherplants to do this. Once you have achieved multi-sections, you can have an area for entertaining guests with garden chairs, a table and a fire pit. How about a meditation area with a Buddha statue and a water feature? You could have a romantic area with a bench or a swing, or maybe a children's play area too, and a sensory zone. There is a lot of reason why you may want to have a garden in sections. The best thing to do is plan the space and decide what would really enhance your sense of well-being and heighten the atmosphere your garden will give you.  


No good garden would be right without flowers. So you need to ink about the colours, types, shapes, and sizes that are going to increase the feel you are after. Clearly, creepers if you are looking to cover wooden trellises. That means ivy or a passion fruit creeper. If you have borders, then you are going to need a lot of bulbs, so why not try planting fritillaria bulbs or tulips, or dahlias? The best bet is to go to the garden centre and find a few plants that really connect with your soul. Consider the colours, as well as the scents, the wildlife that is attracted to them, the shapes, the height, and everything in between.

It may be a good idea to consider calming colours for your meditation area and fun colours for the children's play area too. If you have a patio area, then you can still have plants with potted plants and a hanging garden. Why not install a vertical garden too? Plants are a great way to heighten the atmosphere of the garden.


A few garden ornament dotted about is a great touch too. As mentioned above, a Budha statue could work well, as could a few sculptures and water features. If your garden is on the small side, why not get a few garden mirrors? This can make the garden appear larger, brighter, and more colourful if you place them cleverly.

So if you are like me and wish I could sit outside in the sun, soaking up the sun, the kids playing ahh, bliss. But remember if you don't start now, your garden won't be summer ready so if you can start planting and creating now to give your garden the best chance, Don't forget to come back and let us know how you transformed your home.


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