Can you imagine a house without a single plant in it?
A place that doesn’t have any trace of Mother Nature is likely to feel less of a comfortable or warm place. A flower or a potted shrub instantly adds life to any space and makes it look more welcoming. As such, no home should be without it.
There are various ways of incorporating plants wonderfully into your residence. You can place potted ones in certain areas in and around your house. You can also dedicate specific places for such greenery. Don’t have much space for them? Why don’t you install a pergola where you can cultivate lovely blooms and have extra floor space for entertaining family and friends?
If you don’t consider yourself much of a green thumb, there are low-maintenance pre-potted plants that you can buy for your home improvement endeavour. All you have to do is make sure they are watered regularly, receiving enough light, and trimmed of stray stems, leaves, or branches once in a while.
Your pergola designs shouldn’t be heavily dependent on the addition of plants. If you are unable to devote as much time to tending to flowers or saplings, or are still new to gardening, you can add a limited number of potted plants and complement them with other nature elements and decorations.
You can, for example, get a bamboo-based adornment that you can place in the corners of your outdoor extension. You can also make use of driftwood, decorative stones, and a garden fountain to create a delightful green and shaded haven just right outside your house. These items don’t need tending and will only need a bit of cleaning and polishing every now and then.
If you want your pergola to be a showcase of your mastery in things horticultural, use more plants. You can cover the open-type roofing of your pergola with at least 2 kinds of vines that flower at different times of the year so that you have something blooming above you in almost all seasons.
You can also decorate your home extension based on a specific theme. Why don’t you dare do an exotic one? This is a great way to add interest to your residence and add some cultural flavor to it without having to spend a small fortune in remodeling some other part of your Melbourne house. You can use a Japanese theme or a Mediterranean one, for example.
Growing fruit trees or herbs is also a good idea. It also allows you to enjoy a natural treat or two without having to pay for it or step out of your home. Pick varieties that are suitable to the climate in your area.
Aside from selecting the right plants and decorations, you also should be careful about deciding which pergola type you should use. If you want some assistance in this home improvement matter, consult experienced pergola installers.
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