A point of interest in your garden can help you lead the eyes of your garden's visitors and create a sense of balance and tranquility. Whether you choose a water feature, a bridge, bench, stone, pathway, or even a unique tree or foliage, can help your guests see your outdoor space the way you see it and also firmly cement your garden's theme.
Water features are a popular way to create this focal point. Whether you choose to have a simple birdbath, fountain or even a koi pond, not only will you enhance the beauty of your garden, you will also add the benefit of providing for your area's birds, create a unique home for fish, or add a soft, comforting sound from the trickling of the fountain. In some instances, your water feature may allow you the benefit of all three.
If you choose to create a koi pond, you may also create the need for a garden bridge. These wooden features instantly attract the eye and entice your visitors to enter your garden. Even if you do not have a pond, you can make use of a garden bridge if you simply have a rolling terrain. Look carefully at your outdoor space and rejoice in it's uniqueness. It's in your lawn's flaws that you find the opportunities to make your outdoor space one of a kind.
When designing your outdoor space also keep in mind that it should be easy to move around in. Everyone's sense of beauty is different. Perhaps clean lines appeal to you or maybe a space only captures your interest if it is assymetrical. No matter what your style, it is important that you plan to have easy walking paths and when done well they alone can be the perfect garden feature.
If there is a particularly beautiful or peaceful area of your outdoor space, you may want to place a bench or adirondack chair so you can sit and enjoy the space you created. A well placed sitting area is a welcoming sight to your garden's visitors.
Lastly, always remember that you can never go wrong choosing a tree or bush that is unique as a garden feature. Nature presents some of the most beautiful "art" and should be what having a garden is all about.