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5 Top Tips for an Instagrammable Garden

Is your garden looking more “meh” than magnificent? The garden is often an afterthought in many homes - but with so many of us spending more time at home than ever, there’s never been a better time to develop a green thumb. And it’s surprisingly easy to do! Here’s our top 4 tips for having a garden that you’ll be proud to show off to your friends.


1. Prioritise sustainability.


With water restrictions becoming more and more a part of everyday life, choosing plants that thrive in your local soils and microclimates can make all the difference - thirsty plants that can’t stand a dry spell need not apply! Check with your local nursery for tips on plants that can handle the Aussie summer heat. You can even get the better of water restrictions while reducing your environmental impact by installing a round water tank or slimline water tank, so that you can have a healthy, gorgeous garden year-round!

Many gardeners buy compost from hardware stores like Bunnings, while their food scraps end up in landfill. Minimise your environmental impact while growing your garden gorgeously by adding a compost bin - and not only do they not have to be unattractive, they can actually be a feature of your garden!



2. Use garden ornaments.


Chess pieces, garden gnomes, lanterns and lights, pebbles and rocks… the choices are endless! There’s so many extra little personal touches you can place in the garden to draw the eye, divide sections and break up larger patches where all the plants are similar colours. Head to your local artist market or search for garden art in your area.


3. Water features.


Whether you’ve got a big garden or small, water features are a wonderful way to add interest, and you don’t need to get a tradie to dig a pond or install a fountain - there’s plenty of freestanding above-ground water features to make your garden shine! Pop a few fish in for interest and to eat up the mozzies that can be attracted to standing water, and plant a few aquatic plants for a garden that’ll get attention!



4. Use outdoor furniture.


From a bench facing your garden to a hammock swinging between two trees, there’s plenty of creative ways to use outdoor furniture to up your garden game. There’s nothing so relaxing as spending time in your garden, so why not relax with your favourite book and enjoy?



5. Make the most of your space, but don’t overcrowd.


There’s a fine line between the two! If you’ve only got a small backyard or balcony, vertical gardening is a perfect way to maximise your usable space - flowers to add some colour, herbs for your kitchen and so on. But overcrowding is the enemy of an Instagrammable garden; keep

your garden on the simple side, and for larger garden spacesFeature Articles, utilise pathways so that you can actually reach everything!

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This Article was written by Adam Petford

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