Transform Your Garden With These 5 Tricks

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Are you in need of creative inspiration to transform your garden? Would you like to change the look and feel of your garden with a few simple adjustments and additions? Here we will give you some tips that will enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space.

1. Use Mulch to Establish Edging

Mulch is a fundamental element in many gardens. The primary use of mulch is to retain moisture in the soil. Aside from its primary function, mulch is used to add to the aesthetics of the garden.

Using a darker colored mulch helps to create a contrast between the colorful flowers and green foliage. Before laying the mulch, remove any weeds and place tarp or landscaping fabric down over the soil to create a barrier that deters weeds from growing through the mulch. 

2. Look on the Bright Side

Nothing adds to the aesthetics of a garden like adding brightly colored flowers. Use bright colors and pastels to add flair to your garden. Be careful not to add too many different colors as this can be chaotic. Sparingly use complementary colors to create an effect that easily captures the visitor’s attention.

3. Create a Point of Focus

In the typical garden, it is easy for the eyes to roam around without actually resting on any particular focal point. Adding a point of focus to our garden creates a place that draws the eye and creates a place for visitor’s eyes to rest upon. For example, you may decide to place a fruit tree, a small evergreen tree, or fountain as a central point of focus in your garden.

4. Use Diagonal Paving

Paving stones are popular additives to gardens. Whether it is used as a walkway or edging, lay paving stones diagonally to give the illusion of more space. When rocks are laid squarely, they appear to take away from the area and make your garden seem smaller.

This trick works exceptionally well in areas that are known for their modest yard sizes. For instance, Philadelphia real estate is known for its trinity houses, and the use of diagonally laid paving stones will give the illusion of adding space to the garden.

5. Use Furniture

Adding modest furniture to your garden can add charm and sophistication to your garden. It is surprising what a classy bistro table and chair set can do to add a level of antique charm to your garden. There are also other unique furniture ideas that will help to add character to your garden.


Whether your garden is large or small, these tips will help you transform the look, feel, and functionality of your outdoor space. You don’t have to completely overhaul your garden to change the look and feel of your outdoor space. Using these tips will give your garden the well-deserved facelift it needs.

There are plenty of other tips, tricks, and hacks that you can use to take your garden to the next level. Your only limitation is your creativity, so be inspired.

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One Reply to “Transform Your Garden With These 5 Tricks”

  1. paula peterson says: Reply

    I like paving stones in gardens they add classic. Great article to read.

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