Few things are more exciting than taking on a home improvement project. It gives you a chance to let your creative juices flow and add your personal touch to your living space. Whether you just moved to a new place, or if you’ve decided to use the free time you have on your hands during lockdown to spruce up your home, adding a dash of luxury and flair to your yard can transform it from just another garden to an opulent, private sanctuary. With summer fast approaching while we’re still under quarantine, you’ll be more than thankful for having a comfortable and elegant outdoor place to hang out. So without further ado, here are six steps that you can follow for a luxurious, heavenly garden.
1. Create a Focal Point
No oasis is complete without a main focal point. That can either be a water or fire feature. Not everyone has enough space or money to build a pool in their yard. Fortunately, there are other water features that you can add, such as fountains or even small ponds. Having any function with running water can help you relax and destress, but if you’re not a water person, try fire instead. A fire pit with a comfy seating area can be the ideal addition to your garden, especially if you live with family. You can gather with your loved ones around it, roast marshmallows, and enjoy some quality time together.
2. Show Your Lawn Some Love
No matter how lavish you make your garden and regardless of how many fancy features you add, it will all be in vain if your lawn is unkempt. A good lawn should be free of weeds, uniformly cut, and level without any bumps or dips. Now, when it comes to landscaping, maintenance is key. If you plan on tending the garden yourself, you need quality tools and equipment. You’ll need a top-notch lawn mower and sprinklers to keep your lawn lush and healthy. You’ll also want to get one of those cordless, battery-powered weed eaters to trim the borders after mowing the loan. Finally, you’ll want to buy a quality pole pruner, a pair of hedge shears, and a pruning saw to make sure your hedges and shrubs are trimmed to perfection.
3. Furnish with Style
From outdoor parties and summer barbecues to cozy family gatherings and game nights, chances are you’re probably going to be hanging out a lot in your luxurious garden. So, be sure to add some chic, high-quality furniture to create a comfortable and inviting space for your family and guests. A dining table with several rattan chairs would be perfect for gatherings while a modular sofa with a coffee table would be great for daytime lounging.
4. Add a Vine-Covered Pergola
The glaring sun shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your luxurious garden on a hot day, which is why you need to finish it off with an extravagant pergola. Pergolas come in a variety of options, from contemporary, metal ones to lavish, wooden ones. Some even come with marble columns for a beautiful vine to climb. It doesn’t get any more luxurious than that!
5. Install a Hot Tub
When it comes to adding a lavish touch to your garden, the first thing you should consider is installing a hot tub. Think about it; it’s the perfect place to head after a long day at work where you can let the stresses and strains of the day slip away as you unwind with a glass of wine, and the best part is, the costs of swim spas are now more reasonable than they have ever been. Moreover, hot tubs are available in an array of sizes and colors in addition to a variety of different features, such as lounge seats, waterfall, control pads, and adjustable massage jets. Choose one that has all the bells and whistles you want, and you can enjoy a relaxing, spa-like experience under the night sky right from the comfort of your home.
6. Decorate with Flair
Now that your greenery is taken care of and your furniture is in place, you can add a few decorative elements to bring the entire space together. Think about adding bronze or marble sculptures, a cute bench, and plenty of pillows. Surely, you can’t forget about the lighting; string lights and in-ground lights can create a soothing ambiance while making your garden safe for everyday use.
Gardens are about more than just a few pretty flowers and a manicured lawn. Rather than being a typical garden like any other, yours can be the hottest hangout spot on the block! With a few simple touches and some smart investments, you can create a luxurious and relaxing oasis right there in your yard. Yes, some of the more significant investments can cost you a pretty penny, but the added value, elegance, and comfort they bring make them well worth the money, especially now that we can’t go out.