People who own nothing more than a narrow stretch of balcony hundreds of feet in the air can appreciate the true value of open space and owning a garden. Those who live a house with a large backyard are basically privileged because spending time outside has a beneficial effect on their health, both physical and mental. There is hardly anything more soothing than unwinding in a hammock while sipping a cocktail, reading a book, and listening to the twitter of birds. Although you are going to enjoy the outdoors, Mother Nature is not going to be the one to roll up the sleeves and create a stylish outdoor space that will rejuvenate all sense. This task is up to you as the proud homeowner and here is how to pull it off in the stylish of manners.
Invite the wildlife into your garden:
Build it and they will come or better to say fly in. Yes, we are referring to any of approximately 9000 bird species found in Australia that will fill your backyard with melodious songs all summer long. All you need to do in order to make avian friendships is erecting feeders on trees and stocking them with seed. Once a single bird discovers a food source in the garden, it will spread the word (or twitter) to other birds in the area and soon enough you will have your very own choir in the treetop to calm your nerves down. If you wish to enjoy a display of colors in the form of butterflies, then you should plant fragrant flowers to attract other wildlife to your home.
A place to sit or lie down:
Since you are highly unlikely to enjoy the open space of the backyard in the upright position, a garden set of a table and several chairs is a must. However, if you are aiming for comfort, then what you really need is a high-end seating option like plush. There are chairs, benches, hammocks, and loungers that can be purchased at the local home or garden center that offer both durability and resistance to the weather, that can be punishing during the Australian summer and full comfort. You and your guests need a place to crash while outside and plush seating is just what you need; just don’t forget to bring the cushions and seat pads inside when the rainstorm hits.
Stylish outdoor curtains:
Speaking of the violent Australian weather, it might come in handy to get some extra protection from the elements. An ideal solution for creating a truly private and isolated corner inside the garden are outdoor curtains. They will help protect you both against strong wind gushes, as well as inquisitive views from passersby and nosy neighbors. No wonder then that stylish outdoor curtains in Australia have recently become immensely popular, as their rich design offers plenty of room for creativity when it comes to decorating the garden.
Adding a water feature:
Summers can get quite hot in Australia where temperatures head toward 50 degrees Centigrade each new season. That is why o should include at least one water feature inside the redesigned garden in order to cool things down a bit. If you cannot afford to build a backyard swimming pool, then you can place a small fountain or a splash pad. The former can be bought ready-made and simply hooked up to the backyard tap to form a pond that will significantly bring down the air temperature. On the other side, a splash pad will provide your kids (and the neighborhood children for that matter) with ours of fun from June to August. You too will learn to use the splash pad when you want to cool down while sunbathing in the comfort of your backyard.
We mentioned earlier how butterflies will be attracted by the fragrance of flowers inside your yard. In reality, all greenery, not only flowers will help create the perfect setting for private Eden-like oasis. You will have a personal oxygen generator adjacent in your home and protection against the sun if you plant palm trees. Even shrubs provide excellent protection against strong winds, so diversify the flora of your garden as much as possible. Lavender, mint, gardenia, and clematis are just some of the species you can plant in your garden directly in the ground or into flowers pots you will bring outside. While your city-dwelling friends spend hundreds of dollars on inhalation therapy, you will have access to premium aromatherapy free of charge for the most of the year.
The grueling pace of modern life would break down the strongest of individuals. In order to avoid mental conditions such as stress, anxiety, and depression, a stylish outdoor space is perhaps the best and the most natural or remedies. Lounging behind curtains on a slow summer Sunday for a few hours will fully recharge your batteries for another week full of challenges.
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