Thursday, April 22, 2021

6 Unique Garden Projects To Create Paradise!

This post is provided by Luca Yates.

Garden work can be dull, especially if you are feeling uninspired. Sometimes it feels like all you do is cut the grass and clean up mess.

That is why it is fun to give yourself unconventional projects, as not only does it make your garden more exciting but it also gives you something to look forward to and to keep your hands busy.

So below you will find a list of project ideas that you perhaps had not really thought about working on before. If you find these ideas are not for you or your garden then hopefully, they have at least given you an idea of a different perspective of garden work for the future.

Greenhouses And Allotments 

You may already have a greenhouse in your garden, either sat there neglected or just not filling its potential. The great news is that there are plenty of options out there for you when it comes to renovating your garden.

Most classic greenhouses are simple glass structures, with just enough room for one person to step in and work. Something fun you can do, if you are buying prebuilt/flat packed, is to buy two smaller greenhouses and build them together. So, you could build them up normally but leave one side each empty so they can be pushed together.

This will allow you to have more space to walk around, plant and also have more entrances if you want to fit it into a natural spot in your garden without blocking walkways.

If you are feeling stuck for inspiration, you can always check out what others have done with their own greenhouses.

We can go a step further too. If you do not think a greenhouse works for your garden and you want to be a bit outside of the box, then you can do no wrong with starting an allotment. Usually, an allotment refers to an external piece of land you rent for the primary reason of growing flowers, fruit and vegetables. But what some people never really consider is, you can do this in your own garden. 

You could create your garden into a classic allotment style. Pave your own pathway through an organised crop of different home-grown foods. It will really give your garden a farm/jungle feel. You can make it an ‘organised mess’. What this means is that you can spread the vegetables around sporadically to make it look natural, whereas in fact, there are still paths and labels so you know what is going on.

Flower Art

If you have spent time in public green spaces, then you will have noticed the amount of care and detail that goes into flower displays. People are always impressed by flower décor but never really think of doing it at home.

Many people will grow flowers at home but want a variety, which is fair enough. But if you are feeling like going for something more unique and personal for you, then flower art is for you.

A fun method of creating a flower garden is to pick some small flower seeds of your favorite color and pick a spot. It is all about knowing your garden and what will work for you.

Some design ideas could be floral. Which simply means use the flowers to create flower designs as per the season. Or you could do more shape-based art, which is more contextual. It is all about making the design fun for you. If you are someone who wants an ego boost, then why not write your name into soil using flowers! Big or small, just like a signature on a painting.

Chimney Pots

When thinking of garden projects, you can be forgiven for not thinking about utilizing former chimneys. However, they serve a very fun purpose for a garden project if you have got the imagination. 

For example, you can use them as unique plant pots, as a feature for a water garden or just added into some stone to add to the aesthetic. You could make it into a wonderful insect colony if that was your thing! Basically, the possibilities are endless with whatever you want to do.

You could get unique reclaimed chimney pots from a proven reputable seller such as Cawarden. They can provide a variety of different sizes and designs. You can search for colors, age, material and model depending on what ideas you have got. 

These chimney pots are sure to make any garden feel unique and are worth browsing to see what shouts out to you.

Star Watching

A garden hobby that often goes under the radar is star gazing. People think of this as a hobby where you need to be out on the hills far away from city life, but that is not quite true.

A cute and inspirational idea is to build yourself a little stargazing hut in your garden. You could make a tiny little shed for star gazing books, charts, tools and telescopes. Have a retractable roof or have ample window space to pop the telescope and the variety of lenses out. 

This little star gazing spot could be your perfect peaceful paradise. Even in a city where light pollution blocks out the night, you can still explore the sky and penetrate dark spots to find natural beauty. 

It can be awe inspiring as a hobby but will also give your garden a really unique feel. Who knows? Maybe you will have people want to come and hang out to see it for themselves.

BBQ Pits

A fine addition to any home and garden is a BBQ grill. Most of the time, people will purchase a standard metallic gas ran BBQ set. Which is perfectly fine and will still serve a useful purpose, but what is stopping you from going further?

A few decades ago, we started to see the innovations of BBQ pits. People would start sculpting their own stone-built log-fumed pits outdoors for cooking food. This changed everything and is a great idea for any garden. There are a number of designs you can build, but the fun here is that you can create anything you would like with some bricks and cement. 

Once you have got your ideas and started on your stonework, you have got to consider where the fire will go. You could go all natural for a wooden cook or work in a gas cooker. Usually, it is best to use wood for outdoor cooking, for aesthetic reasons as well as safety reasons.

Your garden will feel truly unique with a fun twist on BBQ evenings. Make sure you consider your neighbors and build safely.

Lightshow

If you want your garden to feel more modern, then perhaps looking at lighting is for you. Lighting within gardens can be used a number of different ways. Perhaps you could insert electronic lanterns onto walls of houses, gazebos etc. Or maybe you want to add some cute fairy lights amongst some flowers. 

The aim of adding lights is to make your garden seem magical at night and to make your garden feel more alive during the day, with props and what not.

You can go more advanced too, and use lighting that can be switched on or off via an app. These days, you can even have lights that are programmed to follow patterns and commands. Meaning you can truly create a lightshow in your own garden!

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