Looking for ways to improve your home garden without spending a fortune on hiring a professional garden expert or landscape designer? Below you’ll find the top 5 do it yourself tips for your home garden, so that you can create the relaxing and charming outdoor space that you’ve always wanted.
Make your own compost to nourish plants and be more Eco-friendly. You can very easily compost your food scraps and other recyclable items in order to make a useful, home made compost. The compost will provide your plants and flowers with the nutrients that they need to liven up your garden with their blooms, and is a great way to reuse your discarded food items without being wasteful. It is also extremely Eco-friendly and good for your wallet as well (given that you won’t have to purchase plant nutrient additives or enriched soils).
Avoid plants that aren’t native to your local area. If you are trying to decide upon plants that you would like to include in your DIY home garden, you might want to consider avoiding those that aren’t native to your area. Growing plants and flowers that aren’t usually indigenous to your region can actually end up costing you in the end, as they are less likely to thrive and will need to replaced often. They also may bring in pests that aren’t conducive to the health of your garden as well.
Use hanging or potted plants to spruce up your bare outdoor spaces. If you happen to have areas of your garden that are bare or patio sections that consist solely of concrete, pub hanging baskets or plants for offices are a great solution. Both the pub hanging baskets and the plants for offices can fill your outdoor space with attractive foliage year round. Potted plants are especially helpful when dealing with smaller outdoor areas or balcony gardens, given that they won’t take up a lot of room and don’t require a large garden bed to thrive.
Choose plants and flowers that offer pops of color. One of the best ways to improve your outdoor space on your own is to purchase plants and flowers that give your outdoor space pops of color. For example, if you already have a fair amount of lush, green foliage in your garden, why not consider placing some fragrant red roses or stunning white lilies in your flower bed to liven up the space.
Use water features to enhance your garden. Adding a small fountain or even a bird bath statue can allow for you to bring a calm and serene ambiance to your garden, without spending a fortune on elaborate waterfalls or ponds for your space. You can often find small fountains online, or can even simply make your own bird bath out of recycled items, such as an old clay pot or container.
Do you have some great DIY home garden tips that you’d like to share? Feel free to leave a comment below and tell us how you have improved your outdoor space.
Rhiannon Hadas is a published author and pen for hire who writes for Phsgreenleaf about pub hanging baskets. She currently resides in the Western United States, where she spends most of her spare time working on her next fictional offering
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