Australia’s hot climate can make it challenging to bring colour to your landscape design. Luscious, green grass and shrubbery are sometimes off the menu due to arid conditions, and homeowners have to get creative with how they incorporate vibrancy in other ways. If you are about to work on your yard and need a helping hand with bringing it to life, then here’s how.
Outdoor furniture doesn’t always have to be beige, wood, black, or grey. It can also be vibrant colours like blue or yellow. If you’d prefer not to make a significant investment when your current furniture is fine, then what about pillows? A few bright cushions on your existing furniture can break up the dull and drab shades of beige.
If you have a section of fence that sits pride of place somewhere central, then take advantage of its position and make it stand out even more. Give it a makeover with a lick of paint. You can then use it as a backdrop for plant life. The beauty of a feature wall is that it costs next to nothing. You can buy a small volume of paint and use the materials that already border your property.
While terracotta pots are beautiful in Mediterranean-style homes, they are not the only option available. You can paint the planters and containers you already have, or purchase new ones that come pre-painted in various bright colours. When you set them up against the more neutral hues of your home, you will be surprised at how your entire landscape design is enhanced. Read more about garden pot trends
From mosaic tiles and tiled walls, through to beautiful wind chimes and blown glass; there’s no limit to the outdoor artwork that can grace your home. Outdoor artwork is an excellent choice for renters or those who don’t want to make their colour preference a permanent home addition. The best part is, it’s affordable. You can pick up many beautiful garden and patio additions from your local Sunday market or fair.
If you do enough thorough research, you may find that drought-resistant plants are not all drab and lacking life. There are some beautiful options out there that not only require minimal moisture but can add much colour and vibrancy to your property. Succulents are an excellent choice, as are lavender and acacia. Talk to your local landscape design expert if you’re not sure what your options are.
Colour can spruce up your yard, make you feel better, and put some life back into your property. So, what are you waiting for? Paint those planters, prepare that feature wall, buy some outdoor artwork, and get selective with plants. You can then transform your landscape into one of which will be the envy of the neighbourhood.