Skip to main content

Turn Your Garden into a Tranquil Space in a Few Quick Steps

Gardens can often be places with lots of activity. It can be where the kids run around, the dog plays fetch or birds flock to feeders. However, it's also one of the best places in a home to relax. You can sit outside and enjoy the fresh air, reading a book, having a chat, or pottering around. If your garden doesn't feel tranquil enough, it only takes a few changes to bring some peace into it. You can easily make a small area where you can sit and relax, or turn your whole garden into a calming space. Start your garden transformation with the ideas below.

Image via

Make It Private and Quiet

It's difficult to relax in your garden if you know people can watch you, or there's a lot of noise. One of the first things you can do is boost privacy and soundproofing in your outdoor space. Putting up a fence around the perimeter is one option, if you don't already have one. If you do, you could get a taller one or extend it at the top. Plants also make excellent barriers for sound and peeping eyes. You can use anything from shrubbery to trees to help soundproof your garden and give you more privacy. You could also create a small, private area within the garden using plants.

Install a Water Feature

The sound of water might sometimes make you want to use the bathroom, but it's also very calming. Installing a water feature that you can watch and listen to can add to the relaxing atmosphere. Take a look at some different fountains to find something you like. You could have something large or small, in the middle of your garden or tucked away somewhere. It might attract some garden birds too, which are always fun to watch when you're outside or even inside.

Set Up a Seating Area

Somewhere to sit back and relax is essential, whether you're on your own or with others. You could create a seating area near to your house, especially if you have a patio. Or you might want to put a small deck or patio at the back of the garden, tucked away from everything else. Think about how you want to use your seating throughout the year. Sometimes you might want to eat outside, read a book or just sit out in the sun. You could have anything from dining chairs and sofas to sun loungers.

Grow Plants That Need Attention

Gardening can be a very relaxing activity. If you enjoy it, don't choose plants that look after themselves. Having to care for your garden gives you a sense of purpose and can help you let go of your frustrations. You might grow flowers or other plants, or you could focus on fruits and vegetables. Whenever you want to relax, you can go out and do some gardening in your calm space.


Your garden should help you to unwind after a long day or week. Give it a redesign to make it more relaxing.

Popular posts from this blog

My Failed Project In Baking Mini Egg Cakes

FAILED THIS TIME..... I don't know why, I follow exactly the ingredients and the method written in her website but it was not successful.  Something went wrong somewhere but I don't think I want to try it again.  This recipe is called Mini Egg Cake which is supposed to be soft, airy, light sponge cake but the way I made them, they turned out hard and crusty cake.   If I try again one day, I will half the portion... cos I like to eat these traditional egg cakes.... The Ingredients...  No point putting the recipe here since I failed..  LOL...  The portions of this recipe....  It looked very promising when I put them into the oven.... Even when they were in the baking process... they look good, aren't they? LOL...  I was so happy just by looking at the mini egg cakes in the tray....  And after they were let out... my heart sank....  The minute I took them out from the tray, I knew... Hard at the top...  Tak Jadi = Failed.... Now come to t

Home Cooked Dishes

NOT MUCH HAPPENING... and lazy too.... My neighbour gave me half pumpkin and I have been keeping it for a couple of days before I finally decide what to do with it.  I cook it into small chunks and sauteed it with minced meat, okra and basil leaves.  Yes, it would be great to put in some small cilipadi but unfortunately, I did not find any in my fridge.  Steamed a bowl of rice and that was meal for dinner.... One dish meal....  Pumpkin reminds me of sweet potatoes...sweet after cooking... Another dinner meal consist of Sambal Fish, black pepper met and a hard boiled egg  I only boiled the egg, the other two dishes were "sponsored" by my neighbour... LOL... 

Our Orders From Afghanistan, Spanish And Australia

My Final post on the Food Festival in the Victoria Market on Wednesday night.... The atmosphere at the market was "enhanced" by the cheerful songs and music by a group band... It was indeed a merry evening filled with music-licous folk songs in the air... . Ok, how to find four seats in this crowd.... hmmmm....... Somehow we managed to... and these were what my boys brought back to our table.... Mexican rice with oysters... or is it Spanish rice?   Both are the same, I guess... LOL.... Afghanistan Food.... chunks of chicken meat with naan.... Brazilian food.... don't ask me what it is.... I just ate what was on the table....  But I am amazed by this giant burger....  ..... and what burger is this? They told me it is Crocodile Tail Burger! Meat from the crocodile tail?  Is it just a name or what... I really don't know... Took a few bites of it... and I am full!! Well, these were the food we