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4 garden renovation mistakes to avoid

4 garden renovation mistakes to avoid

Renovating a garden is a time-consuming yet rewarding task. Planning the task and timeline and researching are important to ensure the space looks beautiful. A DIY garden renovation project can be fun; however, being aware of all the limitations or rookie mistakes that can be avoided is necessary since certain factors can seem minor but significantly affect the look and feel of the garden. So, here are some garden renovation mistakes to avoid.

Using complicated patterns while planting the garden
Planting plants and flowers in an intricate pattern and shapes is a mistake that can easily be avoided. While these shapes may look aesthetically pleasing, it may get challenging to maintain these patterns over time. In fact, when not maintained properly, the plants will look messy and haphazard, which will become an eyesore over time.

Using only small solar-powered lights
While it may seem eco-friendly to highlight the trees and the garden in the evening using solar-powered lights, there may be better options. In most cases, these small lights are not powerful enough to light up the area, and one may have to use extra lights to achieve the desired look. If the lights don’t function properly, they will eventually end up in the landfill, which negates their whole purpose of being environmentally friendly.

Paving the front garden space
Paving the front of the garden can provide a convenient parking spot for your vehicle. While this could mean not crowding the street with your car, it requires special permission from the authorities and is not an environmentally friendly choice. Instead, you can design a combination of paving and planting for the space. Keeping a mix of paving and planting means that any excess rainwater goes directly into the ground, helping prevent any local flooding.

Neglecting practical and decorative elements
A garden full of greenery and blooming flowers looks stunning, but you can enjoy it more if you use the space. You can consider investing in an outdoor furniture set to sit amid the greenery and take in the sights and sounds. You can also place decorative elements like a small stone water fountain, decorative rocks, and large pots to add another dimension to the garden. Depending on where you stay, you could also set up a fire space with some seating elements around it for the winter season.
Finally, it is also advisable to consider the home’s doors and windows while planning a garden renovation. If the style of the house’s exterior clashes with the garden, then it may seem off-putting.