This is a collaborative post.
For a lot of people, a garden is a place to relax, letting go of the worries of the modern world, and having the chance to slip into mother nature. If you have a space like this attached to your home, it’s likely that you spend a lot of time out there, using the garden to make your life a more peaceful one. Of course, though, most areas like this will only take advantage of a couple of senses; sight and sound. The outdoors has much more to offer in this area, and this post is going to be showing you how to unlock it for yourself.
Smells: Some plants are very good at producing their own smells, making them the basis for a lot of perfumes and fragrances which people like to wear. A lot of them don’t smell at all, though, and it is easy to find yourself with a garden full of scentless plants. To overcome this, it will be worth spending some time learning about the different scents the natural world has to offer. Everyone will have their own favourites, and these will be the options you want to include.
Tastes: There are few things nicer than being able to grab a snack from the garden, rather than going to the fridge or a cupboard. Fruit bushes and trees can provide you with a wealth of different flavours in your garden. Not only are plants like this extremely tasty, they will also live for a long time. This makes it possible to enjoy them for years to come, no matter what the weather is like.
Textures: Not a lot of people think about their sense of touch when they are dealing with landscaping, but this sense is one of the most powerful of all. There are loads of ways to add textures to an outdoor space, ranging from plants to boulders and rocks. Of course, though, like the other areas, you have to choose options that appeal to you when you’re taking this path, avoiding following other people’s footsteps into a style you don’t like.
Why Bother? Making the most of your garden will mean more than simply using it regularly. A space like this will always have potential, with loads of work to be done to improve it, and not enough hours in the day to handle it all. As time goes on, though, you will slowly get better and better at making sensory improvements to your outdoor spaces. Not only will this make it a nicer place to be, but it will also give you the chance to enjoy it more.
With all of this in mind, you should be feeling prepared to take on the challenge of using all of your senses to enjoy your garden. This sort of space can keep improving as much or as little as you want it to, with some people keeping their garden the same for decades. Of course, though, you will still have to do work to maintain it.