Back gardens are wonderful things, but not all of us are blessed with them in our homes. Instead, we may only have a front garden, or a patio, or a driveway. If you have any of these outdoor spaces instead, you may feel like your options are limited. But there is no reason that you can’t still make this area beautiful, functional and a fantastic part of your home. In fact, there is no reason why you can’t still have your dream garden. It will just be a little unusual! Here are some ideas for achieving this.
Install an impressive feature
Whether you have a large space or a small one, a garden feature will give it a focal point. In larger spaces, a water feature is a good idea. You could build yourself a pond, and then install the water feature in the centre. If you’re feeling really creative and have the budget, how about installing your own waterfall! Alternatively, or if you’re in a small space, how about a fire pit. Utilising another of the four earthly elements, this will surely impress guests arriving and leaving. Gas fire pits are not just great for looking at, though, like water features are. You can use them as a heat source on colder nights. This gives you a way to still enjoy your outdoor space, whatever form it comes in, and whatever the weather.
Build a rockery
If you lack grass in your garden, a rockery is a great option. It also helps give your garden some structure, and you can create a border with it too. Including some evergreens amongst what you plant is important. Otherwise, it will be bare in the winter. But for the spring and summer months, pick brightly colored plants. This will liven up even the dullest of gray driveways or patios!
Hang fairy lights
If you want to make a previously quite bland space, like a patio, more magical, fairy lights are the answer. If you have a source of electricity outside, this is an option. But you can also get solar powered ones, and these are better for the environment too. You can also get fairy lights of a certain design. These might be mini light bulbs covering each LED, or butterflies, for instance. If you want some lighting solutions closer to the ground, how about installing LED lights into your driveway? Not only will this make the front of your house look smarter, but it will also guide your parking!
Get creative with garden games
If you have kids but a hard ground in your outdoor space, you might be worried about them playing games and hurting themselves. Or, you might feel limited as to the games they can play without grass. Fear not, though. There is lots of stuff they can still enjoy. Buy some huge colored chalks and they can draw pictures and make hopscotch paths. It won’t stain the ground, and can be quickly washed away with a bucket of soapy water and a brush. There are also many kid’s games that don’t require any specific ground type or equipment whatsoever.