How To Spruce Up Your Garden

Posted on Jul 13 2015 - 5:54am by Johnny B

While the sun is shining, it seems like just the time to start doing some gardening. Have you been neglecting your garden lately? If you have, you owe it a little bit of attention time. So what can you do to bring your garden back to life? Here are a few ideas.

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Care For Your Lawn

Your lawn is the foundation of your garden. If the garden were a room, the lawn would be the floor. You wouldn’t want a dirty, patchy, discolored floor would you? Not at all. That’s why you should care for your lawn. How do you do it though? Well, it needs the sun. Try to avoid having any large objects in your garden casting shade over the lawn. You should be able to get away with a shed so long as there’s some patio space around it. Canopies might be trouble, but so long as you don’t have it covered all year round you should be fine. A regular watering during the summer helps too. Don’t forget to cut the grass either.

Paint The Fence

If the lawn is the floor, the fence is the walls. You’ll need a device to paint it with though. You can try a Paint Zoom sprayer. Paint Zoom sprayer complaints from consumers are often down to not understanding how the product works. Be sure to read the instructions properly and fully before you start doing any fence painting.

As for the color of your fence, how about a nice deep orange? Or a clear white? White may get dirty over time though, whereas the orange will just darken into a smooth rusty color. It’s your decision though, just don’t get too worried if it gets a little dirty. Having said that, if you’re considering installing new fencing, you might want to check out Semi Privacy Fencing to ensure your garden is visible to those walking on the streets as well. It is said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, and the more people see your spruced-up garden, the better.

Plant Some Flowers

The greenery of the lawn needs a little breaking up. Solid green is nice, but it’s hardly a meadow. Adding a little color in there can do wonders for the overall look of the garden. A few flowerbeds off to the sides and around the back will do nicely. You can even add a few potted plants in any patio area you have. Don’t just do for regular flowers though. Think outside the box a little. A rosebush would be a nice addition. A bonsai tree could also be a nicely unique feature to the garden. Both require some upkeep though. Be prepared to have to do a little bit of work.

Grow Some Vegetables

Why not make your garden functional? It might be nice to look at, but you can do so much more with your garden if you try. All you need to do is dig out a few plots of ground. Be sure to turn the soil over a good few times and sprinkle some compost in there to make it nutrient rich. Plant some seeds during the right months, and then water the plots daily. With some warm weather and some sunshine, you’ll start to see sprouts in around a month or so. Depending on what you’ve planted, they’ll be ready to go in a couple months or so.