From Furniture to Flowers Get the Garden You Want

Amish gazebos

A lovely, colorful and well-designed garden can be the finishing touch that accentuates the beauty of your home. In fact, a well looked after and carefully designed garden can add significant value to your home. Yet getting your garden just right can be tricky. While not everyone can afford a landscape artist to help you get the look you want there are a few tricks to help you go from ghastly to gorgeous fairly easily.

Look Beyond Plants
While flowers, shrubs and trees may be the first thing to come to mind when you think of gardening beauty, custom pergolas, stylish outdoor furniture and even a beautifully crafted wooden garden shed can make all the difference in your garden design. Think outside of the box. For example, Amish wooden furniture and buildings can be the perfect complement to any garden design. High quality and 100% hand-made the Amish wooden furniture offerings range from corner sheds to custom gazebos in a range of sizes, wood grains and styles. Custom pergolas can add a distinctive shaded respite in a sunny garden. Most Amish furniture is crafted from woods such as oak, cherry, hickory, walnut, or maple and these same trees can be planted to complement your outdoor furniture choices.

Balance Your Design
Look at the shape of your garden and think about balancing elements. The shed is usually a blocky affair, no matter how beautiful crafted, but you can balance it with the natural lines and twists of an unusual tree or shrub. The muted browns and blacks of Amish pergolas or outdoor furniture can be brightened with colorful flower choices that draw the eye to focal points. Consider the seasons as well and plant so that each season reveals a different facet of your garden.

Avoid Over Designing
A garden should be well designed but look and feel natural. Consider how your garden flows, how you and your guests move through it and how spaces meld into each other. Overly constructed gardens look fake, distancing and lacking in charm. As an outdoor space, they should be in harmony with nature, even if you have spent a great deal of time taming the natural elements.

Beyond Design – Maintenance!
It is not enough to start out with a fetching design; you need to maintain it. And that doesn’t just mean trimming the hedges or mowing the lawn. Looking after your garden furniture, from the custom pergolas to the patio chair and tables, and the Amish shed, is vital to avoid that run-down look. Amish furniture is sturdy and of high quality, but still requires some loving attention to keep it looking its best. In fact, a wooden shed can last you up to 20 years if well looked after.