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Your garden supplements your home like nothing else could. It adds a little freshness and color to what might usually be a pretty bland environment. Yes, your home is probably beautiful, but it still needs to have a little extra something on the periphery, and a garden is a perfect attachment. Now, some gardens look absolutely gorgeous because a lot of love and effort has been put into them.

They’re also maintained frequently, so they’re not left to rot and go stale.

The majority of people, however, will have a kind of plain and bland front and/or back garden. If you’re not really interested in getting green fingers, then obviously this won’t be an issue. But what if you want to create a wonderful place that catches the eyes of anyone nearby? And what if you want it to be more than just something to look at?

Well, it may take some work, but here are a few fundamentals things you can do to get on this kind of level:


There is no reason why you shouldn’t put in the effort to keep your garden nice, tidy and away from clutter! If this isn’t exactly something you do regularly, then you might want to get into the habit of it. Once you start doing it, you’ll then feel uneasy when you love it too long again. It’s not a difficult task – just make sure you clear everything away so that you have a blank canvas (or as near to a blank canvas as you can get).

Create A Designated Sitting Area

You might already have an outdoor living room – if you do, then that’s awesome as they’re very attractive. They’re also really necessary during the summer when there are lots of lovely days. If you don’t, then be sure to pick out a corner or a blank space and figure out what you can do with it. Corners are popular as you can lay down some outdoor furniture that runs around the sides and accompany it with a few tables. 

Think About The Grass 

Some people prefer real turf, but artificial grass is becoming very popular with homeowners these days for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s more attractive in many eyes. It’s also low-maintenance as it won’t grow – you won’t have to do any mowing or deal with weeds. It’s not real nature, but it isn’t a bad substitute. It may be quite an investment initially, but you’ll benefit in the long term as once it’s installed, the job is done.

Light It Up!

This isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but lighting up your garden could bring it to life – even more than it already might be. You obviously have to be careful not to overdo it, of course. Spreading little lights around the garden can mean you get to show off during the night, too, and it can add to a lovely atmosphere if you have people over for an evening.

Add Some Accessories 

People love to accessorize with all kinds of extras. Whether you want to place down little signs, a homemade fly trap, a kids’ play area, or a pond – you’ll be adding a piece of your personality to the garden. Again, be sure not to overdo it as it may then look cluttered, and that defeats the purpose of the first point we made!

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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