Spending time in the great outdoors is a good way to relax and release stress. However, having a relaxing garden of your own in which to entertain and chill out is the best way to feel calm and happy.
If your garden has been created with the family in mind, you can still use it to give yourself a space in which to unwind. If your garden is currently more of a source of stress than an oasis of relaxation, then you can make things more calm with these simple relaxing garden ideas.
Make A Secluded Nook
If your garden isn’t very large, you can still create a place that is relaxing. A secluded spot in the garden is a good place to get some time alone. Put up fence panels, trellis or tall plants to create a bit of privacy. Climbing plants on fences or trellis make a wall that is still natural, and is both beautiful and will give you some alone space.
Plant Fragrant Plants
Aromatherapy is a popular tool for relaxation, and lots of people already use things like scented candles to relax at home. Add some soothing scents to your relaxing garden with some beautifully fragrant plants. A landscaping company like DD’s Landscaping can help you to create beds of fragrant flowers and can help you choose the best plants to release relaxing but not overpowering scents.
Add Some Comfortable Seating
If you’re going to create a relaxing garden then you need to be comfortable. Put out some comfortable seats so you can relax in style. The best choices for seating in your garden are waterproof and easy to keep clean, so they will last a long time even if they’re kept outside. Add some outdoor cushions for extra seat choices if you’d like to use the garden for entertaining.
Buy Wind Chimes
Hang some wind chimes near where you sit in the garden to create a calming atmosphere. Both bamboo and metal wind chimes are good for making soothing noises and will hold up well while living in rain, snow or wind without getting damaged. Hang a few sets of chimes around the garden for a combination of relaxing sounds.
Build A Water Feature
Water is always relaxing. A small pond or a waterfall can be very soothing. Many people find the sound of running water is a great way to generate a sense of calm. The sound of it can also help to cover up and disguise other sounds. This means water features can work very well in gardens that are near a busy road with traffic noise, or if next door keeps a loud dog. The water can disguise distracting sounds that might be making your relaxing garden a less calm place to be.
Choose Something Spiritual
If you’re a spiritual person, you could think about using some small statues of figures that you find comforting or inspiring in the garden. This could be something like a Buddha statue, statues of angels, or even just a meaningful quote engraved on a plaque. Give yourself something to concentrate on while you’re using the garden to unwind and destress.