Easy and Creative Gardening Ideas for Your Home
Beautiful gardens are a top desire of every homeowner but finding the right mix of plants that tolerate your climate, fill your garden, and look beautiful all at the same time is tricky. We have come up with a list of easy and creative ideas that you can use to spruce up your garden with little time and effort. You can do all of these ideas with plants that are tolerant in your climate so choose your favorites and let’s get gardening.
Add Height to Your Beds
Increasing the height in your landscape beds adds visual interest and improves the curb appeal of your home. If you are installing a new bed, choose plants that grow at varying heights and place the tallest plants toward the back and decrease the plant height as you move closer to the front. If your beds are well established or if you simply do not want to go to the effort of planting new items, place potted flowers in the beds and nestle them among the existing plants. This is also an easy way to add a splash of color during different times of the year since you can quickly replant a fun, seasonal flower in each pot as the weather changes.
Cover Your Fence with Flowering Vines
Fences, trellises, and arbors are the perfect venue for climbing vines. Not only will a climbing vine add color and interest to your landscape, but also it can cover up imperfections in a fence or trellis and provide you with added privacy from your neighbors. Adding a flowering vine around your mailbox post is another easy way to spruce up your landscaping.
Line Walkways, Steps, and Patios with Flowering Plants
Use flowers to line your hardscape areas like walkways and patios will help soften the look or your landscape. You can plant flowers along the edges of your hardscape which will also reduce the area that you need to edge as your maintain your yard. Alternatively, you can use flowering pots along these areas as well as on the edges of steps to add a welcoming touch for visitors.
Tip for new gardeners: Visit a local nursery to find plants that live well in your climate. If you are unsure how well a plant will do in your garden, you can always start plants from seed or small sprouts in pots indoors where you can control the climate. Then, move the pots into the garden to see which ones grow the best in your beds before planting them permanently in the ground.