Fed up of your garden? Is the thought of spring making you want to change things up a bit?
I’m already fed up of winter, and looking forward to the lighter, warmer evenings. I can’t wait to get our garden renovated and be able to spend time outside and actually enjoy our environment.
The team at Urban Pods, garden pod suppliers, got in touch with me this week, and it got me thinking about what you can actually do with your garden. When it comes to gardens, most people think grass, patios and garden furniture. But it can be so much more than this. Here are some quirky garden ideas for 2019 to get you thinking.
Garden into Living Room
Who says your garden has to be full of ugly garden furniture? Your outdoor space should be paid just as much attention as the interiors of your living room, as proven by Sam from Dove Cottage Blog.
She created this beautiful DIY sunburst mirror to hang on the fence at a very small cost. It really takes your focus away from the fence panels and is a focal point for the whole seating area.
She’s managed to turn garden furniture into something you might find in your living room. Her use of throws and cushions works so well, and she’s even got a ‘coffee table’ and an ‘end table’ to suit her lounge-cum-garden. I think the whole thing works beautifully and is something you should try in your own outdoor space.
Install a Pod
These pods are an excellent idea if the cost of an extension is too much for you but you could do with some extra space. They can be used as an outdoor office, fitted with all the plug sockets you’d need, or even just a spare living space for when you want a quiet night.
The pod can be as big or small as you want, depending on the size of your garden. It doesn’t have to be overly imposing if you don’t want it to be.
You don’t need to put your plants in standard pots. There are tonnes of variations you could use instead, like old walking boots, teacups, even bathtubs and wheelbarrows depending on the size of your garden. Have an experiment and see what you like and what you don’t.
Artificial grass has continually been improving since it first became a thing. Whereas before it might not have been very good quality and looked tacky, you can buy some now that you wouldn’t even know was artificial.
It’s so easy to maintain, and doesn’t attract any weeds. This means it looks neat, tidy and green all year round with absolutely no effort on your behalf. What more could you ask for?!
What else would you add to your quirky garden ideas for 2019?