Having a big green garden and spending your free time there is a blessing. You can enjoy your oasis when having a cup of coffee, reading a book or entertaining friends and family. But, over time, the same setting and surroundings may become boring, so it’s important to freshen up this space from time to time.
Create an Outdoor Cinema
One of people’s favourite activities is watching a movie. To fully enjoy your space, you can create your own cinema and watch your favourite movies there. Even if it sounds complicated, it’s pretty simple, and you don’t have to be a tech wizard to do it.
Find the right spot. It can be a blank wall or a fence where you hang the projector screen or even a white, clean and unwrinkled bed sheet. If you use a sheet, make sure it is tightly stretched and secured. The critical component of the setup is the projector. The best option is to buy an outdoor projector that’s portable and light. However, an indoor one with plugs will also do.
Sound is an essential factor for experiencing movies the right way, so a good set of speakers will make the film even better. Depending on the guests and the atmosphere you’re trying to create, you can go with bean bags and inflatables or just a warm, soft blanket on the ground. Add an extra flair with some fresh drinks, snacks, appropriate lighting, and you’ll have the most fantastic movie experience.
Add Self Watering Planters
You can also enhance your garden with self watering planters. These plant containers are highly beneficial, eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. They’re made of two parts. One container holds the plant with the soil, and another collects the water draining from the plant. There are small channels, and the water travels through them when the plant is dry.
Self-watering pots have become popular for indoor and outdoor use. They are convenient and don’t require a lot of attention. You can choose from various shapes and sizes according to your garden set-up, and they’ll adorn every corner of the space. Put them on the ground hang them on the wall or from the ceiling; they will look great and be productive anywhere.
Self-watering planters keep the nutrients inside the containers and soil by moving them in the repeated water cycle. Your plants won’t wither from drying out or having too much water. They save water and time, making them eco-friendly and giving you more time for other activities. They encourage healthy root growth, making the plant more vigorous.
You can use these self-watering plant boxes to plant flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables, basically anything you want. Pick a strawberry while reading a book, or get some thyme for today’s meal. They will spruce up your outdoor décor and add colour and texture to your garden.
Bring Out a Fireplace
Imagine a chilly autumn night, and you and your friends gathered around the fireplace, enjoying its warmth and having a good time. A fireplace can create a cozy atmosphere instantly. It will allow you to extend the outdoor season from early spring to late autumn. Your garden will get a new visual appearance, and the space will glow as never before.
The right fireplace can create a romantic atmosphere and bring people closer together. Having dinner for two on gorgeous and timeless teak furniture while the fire fills the air with warmth. It can be a gathering spot for private conversations or a place you can share jokes and funny stories from the past. It’s also an excellent place to roast marshmallows and feel like you’re camping in the woods. Plus, if you make this investment, it will be worth it if you decide to sell the house. Its value will go up for sure.
Install a Bar
A garden bar is a perfect investment if you don’t feel like going out and don’t like crowded places. You can use your old storage shed to repurpose it or build one from scratch. You can enjoy a “night out” with your friends or yourself any day. It gives you something to work on, a project to keep you focused and busy. If you like DIY projects, you’ll enjoy this because building your bar can be fun and exciting.
You can drink what you want, dance how you like, listen to music you enjoy in the comfort of your home. Plus, there are no closing hours, no strangers causing trouble, or dirty toilets to deal with. It will be a perfect place to celebrate birthdays, New Year’s Eve, anniversaries, have Christmas parties and other holidays. Decoration and theme are up to you, and you decide who you invite. And the weather won’t be a problem. If it starts to rain or the winds are strong, you can just step inside, and the party will go on. And the most important thing is, it saves you money: no venue to hire, no travelling costs or overpriced drinks and food.
Feature a Water Element
A great addition to the greenery and flowers of the garden would be a water element. A fountain or a small pound will do the trick. They add sound and movement to the environment and contribute to the beauty of the place. You get the sound of nature close to you, a soothing feeling that promotes relaxation and harmony. And you also get better air because of the negative ions that water produces.
It can also block noise pollution like cars passing by, kids playing outside, neighbours talking loudly, this is all reduced by the calm water sound. After a while, you’ll notice that the wildlife in your garden increases. Birds will visit you more often, and insects, like dragonflies, will be around much more. You’ll live in harmony with these visitors because water is an element that connects us all. Even if you have a smaller garden, it shouldn’t be a problem. A well-decorated or lightened water element will look great in every space. And who knows, this can make you interested in some new hobbies like landscaping, exploring wildlife or getting to know the oceans.
You don’t have to spend a fortune if you decide to freshen up your garden. Start small with some plants and build up from there. Whatever you do, you’ll feel great sitting in your personal space, as if you’ve just moved in somewhere new.