Your garden is an extension of your home and in the summer can become an extra room (or two depending on the size). Planning improvements and landscaping to your garden (be it front, back or both) can be a great DIY project and can even improve the value of your home as well as your enjoyment of it.
An island garden in the lawn makes a great focal point. Dress it up even more with bold, eye-catching ornaments or large containers. Since the island is viewed from all sides, you can plant tall, full plants in the center, to inspire a feeling of abundance.
No matter what amount of space you have to garden in, it will always feel larger if there’s some distance between you and the garden. A thin strip of lawn provides enough separation to create a view from your living area. Frame the view with small trees and shrubs and then paint the area with soft textures and colors. Now when you walk out onto your deck, you can step right into the composition. Even the smallest garden will make a big difference.