Your home garden is not just a farming space to grow and source essential home produce. Strategic planting can make it aesthetic and help boost your backyard’s looks.
But it takes more than just excellent farming skills to grow a garden that feels like art. You must follow some design principles, be strategic, and most of all, tap into your creative instincts.
More particularly, it involves:
- Making proper use of garden space,
- Well-thought-out plant arrangement,
- Using flowers and flowering vegetation to add color,
- Taking advantage of the different perspectives (i.e., length, height),
- Choosing an assortment of crops that blend well into the anticipated design, and
Lastly, and most important, it also involves using your creativity to create attractive designs.
What is an Aesthetic Garden?
It is a garden that appeals to the eye and sparks a sense of joy when one sets an eye on the landscape.
In essence, it blends gardening and landscaping to create a productive yet beautiful farm that makes your home a place to be.
These gardens achieve their beauty from the contrasting colors of the featured crops, perspectives created, and how well you use your space.
Tips to Design a Garden that Feels like Art
A homeowner’s taste and preferences influence their garden’s aesthetics. Before planting anything, it’s essential to plan your space properly.
Remember to allocate sections for the various garden plants and features you’ll need when preparing the yard for gardening.
After planning your space, you can embark on planting. Follow these tips to design a custom garden for your home.
1. Add a variety of crops
One way to achieve a beautiful garden is to blend up to 5 or 6 crop species in your garden. This collection should vary in height and color so that you have different levels.
The best arrangement is to add more ground-covering plants and fewer of the taller species.
Lastly, adding variety also ensures a colorful garden as each species flaunts its different flowers and fruits.
No matter your backyard’s size, don’t hesitate to add a variety because most plants look beautiful in groups.
2. Go up the wall
There are many ways to go up the wall when growing a garden that feels like art.
For example, plants that creep up the wall are also an excellent way to beautify your garden. If you don’t have any creeping plants in mind, build wooden boxes into your wall, add some soil and grow your veggies there.
And that’s not all. Still, you can hang pots on the wall and grow some vegetables in them.
3. Build a long garden
Gardens look best when our eyes have a long way to go. Instead of cramming up your design, organize plants to create a long-looking garden. No matter the size of your yard, a well-thought-out arrangement can give the eye plenty to see along the stretch.
4. Use levels
Growing plenty of tall plants at the far end of your farm can create an impression of a never-ending garden.
You can have ground crops covering the foreground, medium-height plants, and tall greens towards the end.
5. Try a minimalist approach.
Though most plants look good in numbers, some species look better when scattered all over the garden.
To achieve a minimalist design, you can build pavements and leave strategic vegetation points. You can also create such a garden around a pool for a more natural environment.
You can also blend solo plants with well-groomed low-lying greens. And better still, add some medium-height herbs at the foot of your tall trees.
6. Add flowers & vegetables with flowers
Break the dull greens by adding flowers and veggies that produce flowers. Examples of plants with attractive flowers include sunflowers, cosmos, and marigold.
But flowers are not your only option. Some herbs and vegetables that produce flowers include dill, spring onion, basil, and rocket.
Lastly, choose a preferred color theme before growing flowering plants and flowers in your garden. Make sure you know what you want your garden to look like before planting any seeds or seedlings.
7. Add outdoor art
Adding pieces of outdoor art can beautify your yard even further. Anything from colorful pots to statues and water fountains can break the dull greens in your space.
When choosing pieces of art, go for items that harmonize with your garden and ensure strategic placement to get an attractive design.
Design Your Garden that Feels like Art
You can also start designing your yard into an aesthetic garden.
When planning, consider factors like crop variety, space, and existing features, e.g., swimming pools. Also, discuss the idea with a landscaping artist to make more informed decisions about plant varieties and design.
Lastly, don’t let space discourage you from building your yard into an attractive home garden.