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Having a garden is like having a blank canvas, there are so many things you can do with it! Looking for some ideas for what to do with your garden? Wanting to spruce up your yard? We’ve gathered over 30 images to help get your gardening muse going!
Whether you have a large space or are limited to just a few feet, corner gardens have so much potential! From pots to sculptures to water features, there is so much you can do with just a little time and effort in the garden.
So, get your green thumb ready! Let’s take a look at some fun ideas for your corner garden. Before you proceed with the gallery below, take a look at this video first.
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1. Give it a Pop of Color
Flowers are a great way to add color to your garden, but benches and other furniture are a wonderful option too! By adding a purple bench the owners of this garden added some charm and as well as a focal point that instantly draws your attention.
2. Put in Privacy Plants
Plants can serve more than one purpose! Want to keep areas separate but don’t want the hassle of adding a fence? Add plants instead! Shrubs and bushy trees are good options but don’t be afraid to get creative with it. Not only are “privacy plants” charming, but they are also practical!
3. Mix Textures
Mix wood and stone to give your garden some new life and some beautiful detail. Like this homeowner, you can mix stone and wood to build paths, benches or other structures.
4. Room to Run
No need to make things complicated! A simple garden is a great option, especially if you want a space for your kids to play.
5. Make a Cozy Nook
Use your garden as a safe haven from the craziness of life! By adding a nook outside you give yourself some quiet space perfect for some reading time or your morning coffee.
6. Give it Some Variety
Depending on your climate you are probably used to seeing green lawns. You can also make your garden pop by using gravel or bare dirt and planting uncommon varieties of ornamental shrubs.
7. Go Vertical
Planting trees then using a ground cover to fill the space is a great option when you don’t have a ton of room to spare.
8. Trellis It.
Another good space saver is to trellis and use vines. Vines such as ivy are not only good for saving space but also add a cool and relaxed atmosphere to your garden.
9. Go All Natural
Benches and outdoor furniture don’t have to be fancy or expensive. A simple bench made out of logs or stones can be just as functional an add a very natural and serene feel to your garden.
10. Squeeze in a Seat
Don’t have a ton of space or benches aren’t your thing? Squeeze in a chair and maybe a table for a nice spot to drink your morning coffee or tea.
11. Pops of Purple
Flowers aren’t the only way to add color to a garden! Purple is a fairly common foliage color and it goes great with the traditional green. By adding purple hues with foliage and flowers, you can create a beautiful and simplistic backyard getaway.
12. Add Some Height
Adding tall trees really stands out and is a great focal point. Adding tall trees and other plants is a great way to add variety and depth while also being space-efficient.
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13. Create a Wall
Simple garden walls are innately charming. They give gardens great texture but are also fun in general and add a magical feel to your garden.
14. Pave a path
Paths are fun, draw your eye, and are very practical. They also come in many shapes and sizes. From gravel to mulch to concreate, paths can facilitate a variety of atmospheres.
15. Keep it Simple
Why make it complicated? If you have a limited amount of space or time or just want to keep things easy, going simple is a great option. With just a tree or two and some rocks, you can add charm to any garden.
16. Make it Exotic
Want to create a peaceful and exotic feel for your back yard? Adding a little pagoda, bamboo, lap or even a small fountain to your yard are all little changes that change the atmosphere of a garden in a big way.
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17. Add Sound
Gardens can have all kinds of sounds in them. From birds chirping to neighbors playing to the rustling of leaves. One of the prettiest and most calming sounds in a garden is the sound of a peaceful waterfall.
18. Build a Pond
Ponds are a wonderful way to give your garden a peaceful air. Add fish such as koi for an oriental feel or just for the serenity of watching them swim.
19. Make a Hangout Space
Make your backyard a vibrant entertaining space by adding a couch, chairs and a few tables. This homeowner added a great area to hangout buy by lining the fence with plants they kept the lively feel of a well-groomed yard.
20. Give it a Twist
Plants have a strong will to survive, so they grow into some unique shapes. Spiral shaped trees are a great way to add a unique and polished focal point to your yard.
21. Add Some Life
Give life to your garden by adding a sculpture. Not only does this sculpture add some texture to the garden, but it also adds a wonderful life and fun energy to it. Sculptures can be anything to suit your needs, a frog, an angel, a pagoda, maybe even a dinosaur! The possibilities are limitless!
22. Match the Architecture
If you want to make things feel cohesive, matching the architecture to your landscaping is a great option! Like with this building, the geometric and clean flowerbeds match the building’s style.
23. Be Fruitful
Enjoy fresh fruit? Use fruit trees in your landscaping! It is not only practical but also provides a wonderful focal point and can add a dazzling pop of color.
24. Go Boho
Bring some bohemian style to your garden with a woven chair and some lights! Not sure about the woven chair? Go with a hammock or a picknick blanket for some great relaxing in the great outdoors.
25. Vary Your Foliage
Who says fall is the only time for fun colored leaves? Pick different plant varieties to enjoy purple, orange, red and yellow foliage all year long.
26. Get Creative
Make your garden as unique as you are by adding a piece of art to your yard. Wheater it is a vibrant bench you painted yourself, a handmade sculpture, or a path you paved, add your own special touch to your yard!
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27. A different Kind of Take Out
Take dinner outside by adding a dining table and a kitchen space, or it could also be an extension of your kitchen. You could even add an umbrella in the summertime to beat the heat.
38. Spruce Things Us
Hardy pines add a beautiful texture to any yard. If you really love pines you could use only pines as this gardener did. You could also use them to add variety to your already existant garden.
29. Keep it Classic
Why fix something if it isn’t broken? There is nothing wrong with keeping a classing garden. If you are wanting to give new life to an old garden maybe add a very classy bench or move around some plants.
30. Mix and Match
Found a chair at a garage sale? Put it in your garden! Mix and match styles and colors in your garden for a wide array of options!
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