No doubt you want your garden to look beautiful. Whether it is your kitchen plants or flower garden, you want it to look attractive and up the curb appeal. But gardening needs dedication and skills if you want to see those amazing results.
However, did you know you can improve your garden on your own without hiring someone?
Here are tips that guide you on your quest to having a beautiful garden.
Choose the right tools
The best way to do proper gardening is to have the right tools. Do you need a shovel, rake, lawn mower or pruning tools? Know the tools you need and purchase them. Sometimes you may find too many tools options you don’t know which one to choose. In that case, you need to do your research and read reviews such as The Tool Report to help you make the right choice.
Remove old plants and plant new ones
Remove those plants that have outlived their usefulness and are not adding to the beauty of the garden. Dig up those old shrubs and flowerbeds. Plant new ones and see your garden improve instantly.
Prune and train the trees and shrubs to give them that neat look.
If you want to have your garden attractive throughout all the seasons, plant a variety of plants as you consider when they blossom flowers, their leaf textures, color, and shape. For instance, evergreens can come in handy during winter when other plants are not flourishing. Also, plants that grow to different levels can help improve the look of your garden.
Combine plants and flowers to make your garden look more interesting. Some vegetables and herbs also have flowers such as spring onions, thyme, rosemary, and basils. Combine perennial flowers and annuals such as sunflowers, hydrangeas, marigold and cosmos to promote variety.
Give the pots a facelift
Could be that all your garden needs are clean flower pots to make it look fresh. Top dress the pots by removing the top layer of soil, replace it with fresh layer and water. This way, you will get rid of dead plant remains and weeds. If you come across stubborn weeds while at it, remove them using a garden knife. You can also deter weeds from growing by adding mulch.
After that then clean the outer parts of the pots using detergent, water, and a scrubbing brush.
You could also add more flower pots to your garden. Since the plants may take a while before they mature and cover the top of the containers, you can fill the spaces temporarily using primroses and violas.
Groups plants using a theme
If you want to create a greater impact, group plants based on flower color or similar foliage. For instance, you can put four containers of similar colored flowers together to create a focal point. They will have a bigger effect than planting one pot of flower.
You can also plant in threes instead of single plants especially if you are planting herbaceous plants such as achilleas and geraniums. You can place them on the border or as a large display.