Features in The Garden and Getting Creative

The little touches can make all the difference. Planning and planting a garden with some unique garden features is a great way to channel your creativity with one of the best artistic partners around: Mother Nature.

Gardens can be carefully manicured and structured, or you can embrace the wild and whimsical. It’s entirely up to you!

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Upcycling, or recycling, is one of the easiest ways to add special little touches to your space. Could that dresser you never use anymore become a new garden tool chest? Find an old tire rim and paint it to create a one-of-a-kind garden hose holder.

Do you have a hobby or passion besides gardening? Why not incorporate it in your flower beds? If you love boating, use an old anchor or canoe paddle as a trellis. Do you have a bunch of odd knitting needles or crochet hooks? They could become new garden markers. Are you a fashionista with way too many pairs of shoes (or so those folks you live with keep trying to tell you)? Convert them into stylish planters. Oh là là!garden features

Get Creative With Garden Features

If you’re looking for some unique edging features for your garden, consider using wine bottles, mason jars, CDs, even cutlery.

Furniture that you’re done with in the house might find a new use in the backyard. Tables, chairs, dressers and bookshelves can all become interesting elements for your garden. Incorporate a window or doorway into a hedge.

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Do you have small children or grandchildren who visit your garden? Add a gnome home for them to discover, and see how their imagination gets sparked.

Instead of a traditional downspout from your eaves trough, you could switch it out for a chain. The rainwater runs along the links. Or, if you’d rather keep the downspout as it is, you could use rocks to create an artificial riverbed to direct the flow.

A great way to give your garden a clean and finished look is to use BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil. The dark colour of the soil is a great contrast to really let your flowers’ colours pop, and to make your creative garden features stand out. And as an extra bonus, its light and fluffy properties, which it gets from a perfectly balanced mix of black loam, peat loam, compost and manure, is an excellent growing medium for your plants. It’s also packed with essential nutrients and organic matter. Your plants will grow bigger and healthier, even if all you do is add BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil to your existing soil.

Remember that your garden is your creative outlet. Enjoy yourself, and embrace the possibilities!

Cameron Shimoda

Garden and Soil Enthusiast