20 Feb Small Space, Happy Place: Creating A Place For Calm In Your Garden
Some of us are lucky to have a massive garden space, but others aren’t. If you have a small garden, and you’ve got a long list of things you’d like to accomplish with it, you’ll have to make some concessions. If you want to make your own greenhouse, something of this magnitude could take up the entire garden if you haven’t got the space. But, if you are after a simple space, and you want some form of tranquillity, a respite from the stresses of daily life, what can you do to make even the smallest space embody this?
It’s not difficult to plant a few herbs, but bonsai trees automatically create a sense of tranquillity. Planting a few of these in one corner can transport you miles away from your everyday life. Bonsai trees aren’t completely self-sufficient, so ensuring that you have adequate bonsai feed available will help, but also, the very act of pruning bonsai trees is very relaxing. If you’re looking for a way to calm down, and you want to do something a little different, sitting there and focusing on trimming these trees can do wonders for your stress levels. But if you don’t have the time to maintain any plants or flowers, herbs aren’t just a great way of providing relaxing imagery, but they smell lovely too.
You have to decide what you’re going to use the outdoor space for. If it’s just for the purposes of relaxation, then you will need to alter the space to suit your own needs. What relaxes you? If you like intimacy so you can feel protected from the outside elements, you can create a few simple zones by dividing up the space. No matter how small the space, by making up a few different sections, where one is for relaxation and the other is for plants and herbs, you’re making the most of what you’ve got.
No matter how small your garden space is, you can work at making extra depth by adding different materials to add an extra dimension. By adding wood or slate, this can help to establish different levels and dimensions, but it also gives you the perception of space. This is a very handy trick to making a space look bigger than it actually is. When you have so many ideas for such a small space, there can be a temptation to overcrowd the garden. Instead, go for two or three key motifs and implement them on different levels.
A relaxing space in the garden can be whatever you want it to be. Some people prefer to have a water feature that looks beautiful but also provides that relaxing trickle of water. No matter how small your space is, there is always a way to make the most of it. Whether you’re looking for privacy, inspiration, or just somewhere to relax, if you have a garden space, regardless of how small it is, it’s your prerogative to make the most of it.