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Spring Garden Design Ideas

It’s finally spring, even if it does feel like the weather has skipped directly into summer on certain days. However, warmer weather means more time spent in the sunshine and outdoors. If your garden design, or lack thereof, is becoming an eyesore, we’d love to give you some design inspiration and ideas.

Meditative Places

The big trend in 2018 is mindfulness, and why not bring that concept to your garden design as well? If anything, the garden and lawn should be one of the most peaceful places on your property, where you can get away from the stress of the day and of home life. One way to incorporate mindfulness and meditative thought into your design is to install a water feature. Outdoor Innovations has lots of options for water features, and we’re happy to work with you to find an option which fits your vision and your space. It might be tempting to go for a grand water feature, but a smaller and more compact feature may look better with the rest of your yard. This can be surrounded with pavers and a path leading up to it, or we can install custom boulders beside the water feature to sit and reflect.

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Green Living

It might seem like a garden is something that you need to know a lot about to maintain, but a garden can be whatever you want it to be. We will work with you to figure out what plants work best with your lifestyle and vision, and we can give you tips and tricks on how to keep your plants and flowers looking beautiful. One option for this is to go with a “green” option that requires less water, but also requires less maintenance on your part. This would be something like ornamental grass. This is great for privacy and for a beautiful way to liven up your property.

Another option is a butterfly bush. This is a low water plant that will attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other insects and is deer-resistant. This would be great if you have a property, especially rural, where you encounter a lot of deer wandering on to your land. As it’s low water, it’s lower maintenance and better in water conservation than one that requires watering every day or so. It’s also beautiful and would look great in most garden design.

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Vegetable Gardens

The typical picture of a vegetable garden isn’t that attractive, but it can be with the right garden design. Putting your vegetable garden in a raised platform on display in your property can be a wonderful way to display your greens and vegetables. Vegetable gardens are also a good way to get your kids involved in cooking and being outdoors. It’s also a great conversation piece for parties, and you can even serve the food you’ve grown yourself to your guests! This is popular in 2018 because people are looking for more sustainable options, and they want to know where their food is coming from. Outdoor Innovations is open to working with you on designing a space that is functional and beautiful for a vegetable garden.

Garden design doesn’t need to be difficult, and we hope this little bit of inspiration has inspired you to get working on your own garden. If you know what you want to do, you can try DIY Pro. If you’re not sure how exactly to plan it all out, give us a call today and we will get you started and work out a plan for your garden.