Creating a Country Garden

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated February 3, 2017)

One of the easiest types of gardens to design, and maintain, is a country garden. In large part this has to do with the basic elements of anything in the country style—comfort. This means that a country garden, much like a country cottage designed home, or a country kitchen, is supposed to be comfortable. Creating a country garden is fairly easy, as long as you keep that one thought in mind. While you are thinking about the comfort of a country garden, also keep these other guidelines in mind and you will soon have a beautiful country garden to sit and relax in.

  • Something to look at. One of the main things that you are trying to do when creating a country garden is to create something to look at. Try to envision the entire garden as a whole, and design it around a specific theme. For example, you can think of the garden as a room, and think of how you would design that room.
  • Remember details. While the country garden may be something that is designed for comfort, you can't forget the details. In this case that means the elements that evoke the feeling of being in the country. Add little touches here and there throughout the garden, things like a decorative wheelbarrow, or a swing rocker and so on can help set the proper mood.
  • Colorful, easy to maintain choices. The plants that you choose for your country garden should be colorful and easy to maintain. This typically means that you should go with flowers that have proven themselves to be the type of performer that you want. Keep in mind the area that you live in, and the specific conditions that apply there as these can affect the plants performance.
  • Comfort. As was stated earlier, comfort is what the country style is all about. This is no different when it comes to a country garden. Think of your garden as another room of the home, and what can make it as comfortable as possible. Things like fire pits, grills, furniture, and so on can all help create the perfect level of comfort. Experiment, and look around for as many ideas and sources of inspiration as you can to make your "room" as comfortable as possible.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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