How to Create a Minimalist Garden
Even if you have a large garden space you would like to use and enjoy, that does not mean that you are green-fingered. You may not want to deal with high numbers of plants, flowers, or other garden demands. A minimalist garden can be a great way to still enjoy your outside space without too many responsibilities — perfect if you are short on time, money or simply prefer an easier design.
Here is how you can look to create the perfect minimalist garden which will ensure low-maintenance and stress-free management.
Get Rid of Clutter
A minimalist garden should be a clean and sleek space free of clutter. Clutter could mean general household refuse, or it could even mean cluttered garden items like busy plants and flowers.
If you do need to store items in your garden, like garbage bins or other materials, then think about bin storage sheds or anything which can take clutter out of view. Sheds are also ideal for storage.
To avoid clutter with your actual garden items, choose only one or two key pieces and reduce the number of plant pots or other items you have to open up more floor space. Key focal pieces (like one large, eye-catching plant) are better than several different types in one area of your garden.
Use Clean Colors
Plain design with whites and greys can be very effective for minimalist gardens. You will want to avoid busy and bright patterns or colors that are too bold. So, if you have anything to paint such as walls, plant pots, decking or fencing, then plain and clean is a good option.
Eliminate Lawn and Switch to Decking
There is no reason you cannot succeed with a minimalist garden even if you have a lawn to take care of, but if you want to eliminate the need to care for your grass (and cut it on a regular basis) then decking is the way to go. Decking is easier to manage as it will only need occasional cleaning, and it can also give your garden a more modern vibe.
You can find a range of products if you want to lay decking yourself.
Have a Simple Seating Setup
If you know you will only use one chair, invest in only one focal piece for your seating. Do not be tempted to buy too many chairs or a large table if it is not going to be used and if it is going to look too cluttered.
You will also want to think about simplicity when it comes to the seats themselves — do not be tempted to have too many throws, pillows, or accessories over the seating, and think about simple and comfortable seat cushions.
Less is more when it comes to a minimalist garden, so whatever feature you are planning to implement, think about how you can draw it back and make it as simple as possible. Leave open space for a clean design, and only install features that are easy to manage and do not take up too much time.