Being outdoors is good for the soul. While you may not be able to get the park as often as you like… you can spruce up your own outdoor real estate. So, if your outdoor space doesn’t add up to the haven you desire, it’s time to create the perfect landscape for you!
When you have a personalized space to relax, you’ll be calmer and more balanced. It’s like when you buy new bedding for your bed, the moment you see it you feel more at ease, right? You’ll invoke similar feelings with your custom outdoor space. Think of it as an exercise in improving your personal wellbeing and giving yourself the ability to live a more fulfilled life.
So what do you need to do to create this amazing space?
Spending time outdoors has been shown to reduce stress levels but you don’t have to do on a hike or find the nearest part to have the same effect. In fact, all you need is cultivated green space in your backyard. The goal is to plant greenery that makes you want to enjoy your space – a peaceful setting where you can clear your head and enjoy your surroundings.
tip: Start with a strong foundation. Use quality soil to ensure that your plants will grow well. A nitrogen-rich fertilizer is a great catch-all that should improve most soil types and you can visit our website for more information.
grow it yourself
Growing your own vegetables is a really fulfilling thing to do. Don’t worry, if you’ve never grown anything… there are ways to start small until you get the hang of it. Try starting with some herbs which are simple to grow and will add fresh flair to your recipes.
tip: Consider mint to start. It’s easy to care for and you’ll be making a fresh mojito in no time.
Keep it simple. Start with an herb starter kit. They usually come with small already potted herbs that just need a little water and TLC. You’ll have a green thumb in no time.
accessorize your space
Your outdoor oasis is not all about plants. Consider adding furniture for comfortable outdoor seating and dining. Create a dedicated space, like a deck or patio, where you can entertain. Add a water feature for added interest and to drown out noises you can’t control. Or, an outdoor fireplace or firepit for added comfort. Then be sure to add your personal touch with weatherproof fabrics, rugs, candles, and outdoor lighting.