The garden is at the image of your soul, says the poet. What he means by it is impossible to say. Most gardens look dull and plain, and those aren’t words that we would love to be described with. Indeed, it can seem easy to forget that your garden is an extension of your home. Consequently, it deserves a bit of decorating love to reflect your personality.

The reason why most gardens are boring is that, even though they are maintained, the homeowners don’t have a great interest in maximizing the outdoors. After all, the grass is green, what more could one need? Well, here you go: You need a lot more to transform a green patch into your dream garden, into a place that you’d love to lie down and relax in.

So here is a little guide to help you to create the perfect garden for your personality type and your dreams.

You Need Time And Energy

First of all, before even considering landscaping and outdoor décor, your garden will need maintenance and care. A beautiful garden is, indeed, a garden that is understood and looked after. Caring for the plants in your garden and what they need is essential to make the most of the space, the sun, and the wind patterns.

Your garden can be your sanctuary if you give it the time and effort it needs to be healthy and comforting. In short, it’s about mowing the lawn, trimming the trees, placing the appropriate plants in the best possible location – some like staying in the shades, others need a sunny spot, for example. Contrary to the common belief, though, garden maintenance doesn’t have to require your entire time. All you need is a couple of hours every week to get things started.   

You Need A Sense Of Expertise

There is no happy garden without a thorough knowledge of the plants and their needs. Indeed, from understanding how to rescue your rose bush to trimming the trees at the right time and to the right height – otherwise you could kill them – there is a lot of knowledge to accumulate.

Thankfully, you will find plenty of books and tutorials to help you. And in doubt, you can still ask an expert, such as, to give you a hand. It’s not lack of interest that kills plants; it’s lack of knowledge. There it is helpful to know what you are doing. It’s what popular culture calls green thumbs. Know your plants and respect their needs, it’s all it takes to get a beautiful garden.  

Don’t Forget To Bring A Lot Of Love And Fun

Finally, your garden is an extension of your home. Therefore, you want it to be a fun place for family reunions and friend catch-ups. In short, you want your dream garden not only to look maintained but welcoming too.

Check these inspiring designs from to find out more about funky landscaping. It’s important to keep a sense of conviviality even in the garden so that your guests can feel at ease as they sit outside and enjoy a refreshing drink this summer.