Our home is a reflection of our personality. We choose specific designs and furniture that reflect our definition of a house– that cozy and welcoming feeling. When we do so, we tend to overlook the other areas as we focus our minds into decorating and organising the interior, as it is the most lived-in part of the house.
We forget that the yard is just as important. Prettifying our yard is now easy, even without the help of professional landscape architects. There are stylish outside storage sheds available for sale in the market, as well as Youtube tutorials on how to take care of our plants based on the season. It is vital to take note of the fact that it is what people see from the outside, the source of first impressions, which is enough reason to have a clean and picturesque yard.
There are a lot of how-to tips online, but here is a list of reasons why you should start your little yard project:
It can serve as your relaxing spot.
Once it’s done, you’ll have a spot that you can call your own. Fix it according to your needs. Do you want a reading spot? How about a breakfast nook, or maybe an area where you can host supper for your friends and family?
Turn it into an extension of your home because it is. Just like the interior of your home, give it what it needs to make it a comfortable spot for you and your family. If you think that you need to put in a small pond or falls- both of which require a professional- to give the space the peacefulness you need, do so. Having a replica of nature around your house, especially in the city, may provide you with the respite you need after a long day, without the need to go elsewhere.
It can provide you with a new hobby.
If you haven’t tried gardening, this is a perfect opportunity to find out if you have a green thumb or a creative bone. Try curating your garden based on the look of your house. Don’t be afraid to play with the plants’ various textures and heights.
You can also call in contractors to create a statement entrance by using antique pillars or bamboo walls based on the design you have in mind. From there on, work with the plants that will grow well, considering the weather and area.
Many find solace in gardening. There’s peace in feeling the sun kiss your cheeks, smelling the dewy grass in the morning, and having your hands become one with the earth.
It can give you fresh produce for cooking.
Don’t be afraid to include herbs in your flower garden. Herb gardening is easy; it does not require much of gardening experience. Cooking with what you’ve grown from your garden will surely increase your satisfaction level to the nine. Not only will it keep you fulfilled, but it will provide you with a healthy alternative.
Look at it as a return of investment: you spend your time and effort into gardening, and nature returns this with fresh produce that you will no longer have to buy from the supermarket. Sounds like a great deal.
All in all, our yard completes the entire look of our home. Beyond its visual importance, feeling at peace in our own home is the most important. Having nature around does that.