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How To Make Your Garden Come Alive


If you love your garden, but you feel like there is something missing - now is the time to do something about it. It isn't always easy to maintain a garden, especially if it's fully overgrown like a jungle. Don't let this dishearten you, just because it will take a little more time than you had hoped - doesn't mean it's not worth it.
The sooner you clean your garden up - the sooner you can start adding the special touches that will make it come alive.
Here's what you need to do.


Plants
Maples, amongst other varieties of Japanese trees, are a magical way to add movement to your backyard (if you have the space that is!) They have been shaped, twisted, distorted and blown by the wind over hundreds of years, which gives them each that unique look.
Although you can order these online, it wouldn't be wise - it's a lot better to buy them from professionals who have handpicked each tree. It may cost more, but it will save you a lot of money in the future because you won't have to be cashing out on qualified pruners and shapers every other week.


Wooden decking
Wood is a lovely feature to add to a garden because it's sticking to the natural elements while adding something new. If there's an area that you sit in regularly - maybe even host barbecues there - then some decking would work just perfect.
There are so many different types of wood out there you will be spoilt for choice. Beech, mahogany, cherry, oak and more. So decide on the shade and style you would like, then you could add some small features to match. When dealing with wood, you should take appropriate action so it gets all the love it needs. Sites like RealMilkPaint.com have a range of organic products to oil, cream and wax your wood so it stays looking as good as new.


Art
If you want your garden to have that wow factor, then add a striking piece of art. This can be anything from a sculpture to a water fountain.
If you're interested in a unique sculpture, then instead of shopping at your commercial mall - go to local stores that make handmade pieces. Sure, they may cost a little more, but you know that they have been made with absolute love and care, and no two pieces are identical. It's also nice to support a local artist instead of just giving your money to a shop assistant.
Water features are another beautiful thing to add because not only is it creating a visual stimulant, but you are welcoming more wildlife to your garden like pretty little birds, honey bees, and even dragonflies if you get lucky!

Now you have some ideas, think of what you would like to add to your garden. Remember that this is your sanctuary, and it's somewhere you want to feel calm and relaxed in, so bear this in mind when coming up with those special touches to add.

You'll find your family and friends wanting to visit more often just so they can sit in your garden and have a break.

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