How to Make Your Garden More Functional This Year



Is your garden currently lacking the functionality that you want from it? If so, you should think about making big changes that make your garden more usable. This will make you want to spend more time in your garden, and it will lend it the purpose that it’s currently lacking. That’s got to be a good thing. However, you first need to know which changes are most worth making, so read on to find out about that.




Collect Water




Collecting rainwater is something that more and more people are doing in their gardens. It’s a little environmentally friendly thing that everyone can do. That water can the be used to water your flowers and generally maintain your garden. It’s a small but functional touch that you should definitely be considering if functionality is the thing you want to prioritise.




Extend the Indoors Into the Outdoors




You will almost definitely be wanting to spend more time in your garden if you can turn part of your garden into an extension of the indoors. For example, if your dining space backs into the garden with some sliding doors, you can create an outdoor dining area close to the kitchen. You can then add a covered area and make use of it all year round.




Add a Shed for Storage




A shed is perhaps the most important functional asset you can add to your garden. It will give you a place where you can safely and securely store any equipment and tools you have. And when you know you have that extra covered space, you will probably be more inclined to invest in new garden tools too, which has to be a good thing for your garden going forward.




Remove Excess Trees and Bushes




If you want to make the most of the space you have available to you, you will need to remove the excess trees and bushes that are encroaching on the lawn area and making things look messy. You can find your own tree aborist and then assign them work in your garden. It will leave you with a more open, clean and tidy garden that you can use for all sorts of things during the rest of the year and beyond.




Create a Small Veggie Garden




Your garden could become space that’s able to deliver the food that you cook and eat each evening if you want it to. Wouldn’t be nice to grow your own fresh produce and maybe even sell it if you make extra? It’s what many people achieve by creating a small veggie garden within their existing back garden. You don’t have to be an experienced farmer to make this work either.






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When you make these changes, you will find that your garden suddenly has more purpose and is easier for you to use. What possible reason do you have for not making better use of your garden? It’s just as important and useful as your indoor space, so it’s time to get to work on making these changes.