10 Awesome Ways to Make Your Garden Come Alive!

A beautiful home with an enchanting garden is a common dream among many people. So if you are one of the lucky few who owns a home with a good enough garden space, then you ought to know that there are countless possibilities for enhancing the beauty of your garden.

Well, it is true. There are numerous ways to beautify your garden and more so to bring life to it. From plants, outdoor furniture, fountains, ponds to creating beautiful pathways. These are just some of the many ways to make your garden come alive this article will mention. So read on.

       1. Invite birds and insects

Birds and insects tend to bring a nice presence of life in gardens. Therefore, you need to find ways to attract them to your garden. But how? For birds, you can have a feeder in your garden as well as a water point from which they can drink up. A pond in your garden or fountain can attract an array of birds that will marvel your garden and home.

   2. Add movement with trees

Trees can add a beautiful sense of movement to your garden.

Ancient trees such as the Japanese maple and conifers can help create the illusion of implied movement that will significantly make your garden come alive.

To ensure that you get the best out of this concept, visit specialized nurseries and handpick your trees from there. Also, employ the expertise of a professional gardener to re-create the look in your garden.

   3. Outdoor furniture

Have you ever looked at your garden and thought how much you love the outdoors, with its vibrant colors and smells? Yet, it seems like something is missing from the area that would really bring your garden to life.

It’s more that the living and breathing plants that you want when you step into your garden. You want to bring to life an entire world of your own so that you can relax outside in a haven that you have created. What you may need is some good quality outdoor furniture that will make your garden space a real paradise for you, your family and friends.

A set of chairs with a table, a hammock, a swing seat, or a bench can help provide you with a station to admire and enjoy the ambiance of your garden.

  4. Pieces of art

Maybe all you need to bring your garden to life is to add a simple ‘wow’ factor. Art is known to put out a simple, elegant and yet outstanding balance in most settings.

Garden art can be anything. You can choose a sculpture, a statute, a creative fountain or just add a portrait on your garden wall. If you want to use art to accentuate the look of your garden, then visit local art galleries or stores where you can hand-pick the best pieces that strike you.

You can also get customized pieces to add more of your personality into the decor.

  5. Beautiful pathways

Creatively and beautifully designed pathways, particularly those laid out in unique patterns, imply movement because they bring a sense of imagination in a way that regular in-line paths cannot.

A good way to invoke this imagination in your garden is by using decorative stones to create the pathways. Stone paths also create a compelling image in your garden which makes it alive and beautiful.

  6. Water elements


The sound of water just like birds humming and singing soothe our souls. However, not all of us are fortunate enough to live by the sea, lake or river.

A water fountain, pond or swimming pool can help create a visual stimulant in your garden. Moreover, having any of the water mentioned above elements will greatly help invite birds and insects in your garden which is, of course, a good way to bring in life.

  7. Infuse color

In any setting, a pop of color will add more personality and help create focal points in the environment. Adding a bit of color to your garden is a way to make it come alive.

Some creative ideas to add color to your garden is by painting structures like garden walls and pathways with bright colors and adding colorful furniture in your outdoors. Also, colorful plants in mismatched patterns can help create a great visual appeal to your garden.

8. Water your plants and flowers

A lively garden is one with well-maintained green plants and flowers. In this regard, you need to ensure that your garden is watered sufficiently on a daily basis except when it is raining.

On hot days, plants often require more water to stay alive; this means that you need to supply a lot more water in your garden which can be cumbersome if you are doing it manually. A good way and cost-effective way to ensure that your garden is sufficiently watered if you have a private well is by installing a well pressure tank. This device will help avoid wastage of water as well as provide your plants with water when it is needed.

  9. Proper lawn care and maintenance

You cannot make your garden come alive if your lawn is dirty and poorly maintained. Proper lawn care is essential for a lively garden. Aerate your lawn every spring, prune trees that may prevent sunlight from shining on your lawn and also mow the lawn to a healthy height regularly.

Doing the above will guarantee you of beautiful, lush, green grass year in year out.

  10. Lighthouses


The lighthouse is a fascinating garden accessory available today. This may sound weird to some, but yes, you can set up a real lighthouse in your garden all with the lamps and tower room. This accessory will help add mystery to your home and bring in an exciting ambiance to your garden.

Depending on the available space in your garden, you can choose the enticing lantern rooms; lighthouse lamps and full-scale lighthouses which will help bring your garden to life. The attractive nautical setting amidst the greenery and vibrant flowers extend a warm welcome to your visitors.

Now that you have some wonderful ideas on how to have a beautiful garden you will need to find the right trees and plants or maybe you just need help to put on ideas in place. Sometimes it is a good idea to contact a landscaper that can help guide you through the proper steps to have a beautiful home and landscape! 

That’s it! 10 awesome ways to make your garden come alive.

Happy gardening!

What personal touches have you added or would like to add to your garden?



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  4. I would love to live with these glorious gardens as my backyard. These are such amazing ideas. Thank you for sharing these wonderful ways to make your garden vome alive at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing.

    1. HI Deborah,
      Yes wouldn’t that be nice to a glorious water garden. Some of them are not so complicated or expensive and we had a barrel that we put colored lights on with a pump that had running water comming out and a small fountain in the middle for quite a few years, but the Winter weather got to it and kept ruining the liners so we filled the barrel with soil and plant it each year with sun impatients and it looks really pretty all summer. Thanks for sharing.

  5. We’re featuring this article on the Homestead Blog Hop this Wednesday. I love the ideas and vivid photos. My garden is a very special place to me so this is ideal 🙂

    1. Hi Kelly,
      Thank you so much for letting me know. I really appreciate your featuring me. Glad you like the ideas and photos. My garden is also a special place to me. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

  6. All such good ideas -I always wanted a water garden. It would make the backyard come alive that’s for sure.

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Thanks! I am so glad you found my pictures and post enjoyable. Thanks you for stopping by, commenting and sharing. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

  7. Beautiful photos- I attended a meeting at someone’s home who had a beautiful garden and lots of feeders for birds. We sat on her patio and watched finches, hummingbirds, and little birds that I couldn’t identify flying from tree to tree. I really was such a pleasure that I decided to get a bird feeder. My yard is not as beautiful as hers, but we now enjoy some birds too. Great suggestions in your post.

    1. HI Judee,
      I love watching birds too. We have a bird feeder we put up in the Winter time outside of our family room window and it gives me hours of joy watching the birds We also set in our family room that has two big picture windows and watch the birds flying and setting in the tress. Right now we have a hummingbird feeder up and I also love watching the hummingbird eat the nectar. They are the most unique little creatures. I glad that you like my pictures and suggestions. There is so much you can do make your garden attractive and personal. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a great day!

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