There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty to make you feel good. Having a garden at home is not only a great way to get some exercise but also an opportunity to get creative. Once you have the basics down, it’s time to take things up a notch and go from nice to wow! Here are some ideas for taking your garden from average to epic in no time. So you have that little plot of land, maybe even a little shed or greenhouse, and now what? You see those HGTV shows where people build elaborate gardens or greenhouses with all sorts of crazy details that run into six figures and think, “That could never happen in my backyard.” But it can — and we’re here to show you how.
Plan it out
You don’t have to start digging the second you get the dirt in your hands — but you do need a plan. Sit down and think about what you have now and what you want to do with it in the future. Does your garden have full sun or partial sun? Do you have a good growing mix? What about water drainage? All of these things will affect what you can and can’t do with your garden. Use online resources to help you decide which plants are best suited for your environment and which ones you want to incorporate into your garden. If you already have a garden in place, think about how you can add things to it. In a vegetable garden, you might add a few ornamental flowers here and there. In a flower bed, you might want to add a small vegetable plot.
Add some greenery
A nice green wall is a great addition to any garden or home. You can start small by placing a wall on the edge of a patio or walkway or even along the side of the house. It’s a great way to add privacy and can be a feature in it’s own right. You can start with a few plants and work your way up to a larger wall that would require regular maintenance. Instead of a traditional wooden fence, why not look into a living fence instead? You can add a variety of plants or trees to your garden to create privacy or even use a living fence to create a path.
Go big on flowers
Adding flowers to your garden is a great way to add colour and interest. They also attract bees, which means they are great for pollination. There are a number of different types you can add to your garden including annuals, perennials, and bulbs. When it comes to annuals, you’ll have to plant them each year, but they are very easy to grow and can add a ton of colour and interest to your garden. Perennials will come back every year and can be very simple to maintain. They come in all sorts of colours and types, giving you endless possibilities when it comes to your garden. Bulbs are great for gardens as they add a ton of colour and are easy to plant.
Incorporate colour with plants and flowers
If you have a plant or flower that has a colour that you are trying to incorporate, you can add another plant next to it that will add a complimentary colour. You don’t have to do it just with flowers you can do it with shrubs and trees as well. For example, if you have a bright red flower, you can place a dark green shrub next to it to offset the bright colour of the flower. Another example would be if you have a yellow flower, you can place a dark purple flower next to it to offset the yellow colour. Just remember, a dark colour will offset a bright colour while a light colour will offset a dark colour. Moon Valley Nursery
Add some height with perennials and shrubs
Adding some height to your garden with some perennials and shrubs is a great way to add more interest to your garden. You can place them in rows, along paths, or even behind existing plants. They come in all sorts of colours, sizes, and types and can add a ton of interest and colour to any garden. You can also use perennials and shrubs to help screen your garden from the street or neighbouring properties. To do this, plant them along the edge of your property line. This will help to hide your garden from passersby while still adding great colour and interest to your garden.
Don’t forget the lighting!
If you have an outdoor space, whether it’s a patio, deck, or even just a portion of your backyard, you might want to consider adding some lights to the area. This is a great way to add some ambiance to your outdoor space and can be done with a variety of different types of lights. If you want to add some decorative lights, you can opt for string lights, hanging lights, or even globe lights. If you want to add some lighting that is more functional, you can install some patio lights or even some motion lights.
There’s no better way to improve your home’s curb appeal than by adding a garden. Actually, there’s a better way — making your garden stand out from the rest. You can do this by following these tips: plan it out, add some greenery, go big on flowers, incorporate colour with plants and flowers, add some height with perennials and shrubs, and don’t forget the lighting! Having a garden is great, but having a garden that people will remember is even better.
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