If you have an empty space in your backyard, you might consider planting some small trees or plants to provide a great looking area. You can turn it into your own private reading garden with a little creativity and the right plants and trees. This guide explains what you need to do to produce your own reading garden so you can escape the pressures of daily life with a good book.

Step 1: Choose Your Seating

Look for seating that's comfortable enough that you'll want to sit in it for hours. Since many outdoor benches don't provide cushioning, choose weatherproof seat and back cushions to make you more comfortable so that your reading time lasts longer.

Step 2: Choose Your Plants

Your reading garden should contain plants and trees that you enjoy. Choose colorful and fragrant flowers and trees for shade. If you don't want the trees to grow tall, opt for shrubs or taller bushes. The key is to pick something that you like looking at, yet provides the shade you'll need from the sun.

Step 3: Choose Your Water Feature

For a soothing reading experience, pick a water feature with a soft waterfall. Be selective in your choice because this will be the focal point of your reading garden.

Step 4: Putting It All Together

Arrange your reading garden in a way that's easily accessible, yet private at the same time. Purchase a few bags of pebbles and then follow these steps to design the garden:

  1. Set up the water feature on one side of the garden. Run the electrical cord along the area at an angle to the nearest power outlet and cover it with the pebbles.
  2. Set up your seating across from the water feature.
  3. Plant flowers on the side of the water feature and around the perimeter of the garden space. Don't plant anything were the pebbles are covering the power cord to the water feature. Not only do the pebbles cover the power cord, but the path they create is your way in and out of your garden.
  4. Plant the trees or bushes behind your seat.
  5. Plant more flowers in the center of the area sporadically, allowing some grass to show.

Ask your tree service to keep the bushes or trees pruned to your liking and use a weed trimmer to keep the grass between the flowers under control. Use an umbrella or other shade apparatus to keep the sun off you while you're reading if your trees or bushes are too small to provide adequate shade. Share this with others who have a spot in their yard and want to do something a little different with it. For more landscape tips and ideas, contact a company like Quality Tree Service And Landscape Maintenance.