When you first move into a new property, you will be coming to the end of an incredibly long and stressful process. There are so many different things that can go wrong when you are buying a home, and if you have got to this point, then you deserve a bit of a rest. But after you have finished unpacking and put your feet up with a nice cup of tea, then it is time for the next stage of the process to begin. That means making your new house feel like home.
One of the most important areas when it comes to personalising a new property is the garden. Outdoor space has been one of the most sought-after things in new homes over the last couple of years for obvious reasons, and everyone has their own idea of what their perfect garden would look like.
And of course, when you are moving into a new home, you are inheriting someone else’s idea of what the garden should be. One of your first priorities should be to think about how you can put your plans into action. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Picture It As A Blank Slate
There is no telling what kind of state a garden is going to be when you move in. Even if it was in pristine condition when you looked around the property, gardens have a way of taking a hit when people are trying to move out in a hurry. However, it can almost be more intimidating to think about where to start with your new garden if it has been left looking absolutely perfect (or at least, the previous owner’s idea of perfect). If you want to make a new garden your own, you need to think about it as a completely blank canvas. Forget everything that has been left for you and think about what you want to bring to it.
Make Sure That You Can Make The Most Of It
Sitting outside in the garden is always a wonderful feeling, but that can be a more challenging proposition than it sounds in some outdoor spaces. If the previous owners did not spend much time outdoors, then you may find that you need to add something in order to make the most of it. With a high-quality veranda, you can enjoy spending time in your garden no matter what the weather is doing. You can install heating options or even put in a sliding glass door if the rain is going to be a worry. Nationwide Home Innovations have years of experience installing bespoke verandas, and they can help you find the perfect solution for your property.
Get Seasonal With Your Planting
Gardeners know that the tail end of summer means a lot of saying goodbye to the things you have been enjoying for the last several months. But it is also a great time to think about planting things for next year. If you do not have much gardening experience, having your very own plot of green land is the perfect place to start. Head online and find out what seasonal seeds and bulbs you could be planting right now and start planning ahead for the spring. It’ll be here before you know it, and growing your own plants is one of the very best ways to make a garden really feel like your very own space.
Welcome In The Local Wildlife
Depending on where you live, you could be lucky enough to have all sorts of local wildlife that would be interested in paying your garden a visit. The summer is the most important time to be planting flowers that will attract the bees, but why not think about what you can do to help any birds that may be visiting your garden? Bird feeders and bird baths are always a great option, but you could also think about installing some greenery to encourage them. Large hedges and shrubs offer plenty of attractive cover for smaller birds, and they will also attract smaller insects for them to feed on. And as we head into colder weather, you could think about getting a hutch for hedgehogs. This is just scratching the surface of the ways that you can bring animal life to your garden.
Get Your Children Involved
Finally, if you are moving into a new home with young children, think about getting them involved with your garden plans. The garden is a great way for kids to learn about plants and animals, and making them a part of your design project is definitely an excellent way to make sure that your new house is a family home that you have all contributed to.