What does the New Year have to do with garden ideas? Well, this time of year often brings a desire to personally grow and reshape your life for the better. It may be committing to health and fitness by getting a gym membership or improving eating habits, or reassessing your career choices to secure job satisfaction. It’s the time of year to be seeking happiness and fulfilment.
In my line of work, this time of year brings with it reflection on the home and garden and how that can contribute to happiness and fulfilment in your every day. My team of expert gardeners and horticulturalists often spend the first few weeks of the year looking at our clients’ use of space and addressing any pain points.
I’d encourage you to reflect on your garden too, to see how it can bring you even more joy in the coming year.
New year garden ideas: Evolve your outdoor space as life changes
What do you want from your outdoor space? How can it serve you?
Most often, rethinking your garden space comes as a result of a change in family dynamics.
- A new addition to the family might bring with it the need for a beautiful, shaded space filled with fragrance and colour for the parents and newborn to relax in.
- Or perhaps your little ones have learned to run around, in which case it’s time to create some space for them to play and expend that energy!
- In some situations, the children might have left the nest, making it the perfect time to create an entertainment area for you and your friends.
We believe that as your life changes, your garden should too, so it’s always serving you and bringing enjoyment.
Garden inspiration: Change your garden so that you love it
What are your pain points?
During this time of reflection at the start of a new year, people will often make the decision to address a pain point about their garden which has been bugging them for some time.
It might be:
- A lack of colour, sparking inspiration to plant bulbs
- Plants which are struggling and need to be replaced
- A pesky tree that’s blocking sunlight from the home.
Whatever bothers you about your garden – now is a great time to do something about it!
Refreshing your garden is a resolution you can stick to
What will you do to achieve your new year’s garden resolution?
Whatever the need or reason for making changes to your garden, take action as soon as inspiration strikes, so you’re one step closer to achieving your new year’s garden resolution.
Start by asking yourself these questions:
- What’s your timeframe? When do you want to have this done by?
- Do you want to watch the garden grow through the seasons?
- Are you planning to sell?
- If yes, what price point are you going for and which market do you wish to attract?
- What is your budget?
If you’ve answered these questions and understand the underlying need for making a change to your garden, then you’ve got a brief ready to go for your garden designer!
Gardens By Jemma will gladly advise you on how we can make your vision a reality. We can come to your house for a garden consultation – a unique session that allows us to provide garden inspiration and ideas for creating a space you’ll love.