For every green thumb and horticultural enthusiast, having a unique garden that is pleasing to look and at easy to maintain is the ultimate goal. For those who have been at it for decades, this is a little easier to achieve, but for those just starting out it can seem like there are too many options, and it is easy to get overwhelmed. It is important to not take everything too seriously, as gardening is a work of trial and error, which is part of the fun. Here are a few ideas to get you set off in the right direction.
Retaining walls are a great way to compartmentalise your garden while also adding a great texture to what can be an otherwise fairly blank canvas. Having different levels in your garden can be a great way to make the most out of living on a hill or a sharp incline while also adding some personality and flair to your backyard. There are many different types of retaining walls, from sharply coloured bricks to more natural-looking rock faces. Whatever style you are going for, there are retaining walls out there for you, and if there aren't, then it is quite easy to get them custom made.
Bamboo is one of the most beautiful natural resources available, and its organic feel works very well as a backdrop in most types of gardens. Bamboo screening is quite easy to set up and install, and many people use it in sections of their gardens. If you have a barbecue area or a pool section, then having bamboo screening can highlight these places and make them feel more special. Otherwise, many people find that bamboo screening is a good choice for modern fencing, especially in smaller backyards like those found in big cities.
Glass is a very tricky material to work with, and having barriers or art installations made out of it adds a bit of class due to the technical factors involved in its installation. Glass bricks are not a very common sight to see in most backyards, so using them strategically around your yard will be a great way to stand out from the crowd. Glass bricks aren't too loud of a material either, meaning they blend into natural settings very easily. Just remember: if you intend to utilise glass bricks in any kind of structural capacity, they require a bit of maintenance to keep them looking nice, so factor this cleanup time into your plans.