A lot of home styling tips that we see online may focus on interior design, home improvement, and architectural modifications. Don’t you think it’s time that we discuss one of the first things that people see when they visit our home?
You may be thinking about the front door, but what we will discuss today is the home garden. Whether it’s a simple array of planters and potted plants or a full-sized organic garden, a home garden requires attention and utmost care. Failing to maintain your garden may lead to dry and withered plants that really don’t look pleasant outside.
If you are ready to get your hands dirty with garden soil, here are some tips on how to start a makeover project for your garden:
Use the right tools
Sometimes, making use of the wrong tools could destroy the very thing that you’re trying to fix. The same is true with gardens: one false move can lead to plant death or pest infestations.
In relation to this, you need to have the right tools for the job. If you’re planning to use power equipment such as lawn mowers, brush cutters and leaf blowers, make sure that you know how to use them. Read the instruction manual and safety instructions before using these tools.
Make do with what you have
You don’t need to spend too much on new things to spruce up your home garden. All you really need is a dash of creativity and pretty much anything that you already own.
For starters, you can make use of old clay pots for new plants, as well as old loose bricks for decorating the boundaries of your garden. You can even use old mugs and soda bottle carriers as inventive plant pots so that you won’t need to buy a new rack for your plants.
Call your family to help
Instead of hiring a professional landscape expert or gardener, why not involve your family in your garden makeover project? In other words, make gardening a family activity.
Make sure that everyone enjoys what they are doing, and don’t let gardening appear like a chore that you all need to finish. Seize the moment to enjoy each other’s company, ask them what they think should be changed in the garden, and let them soil their hands. Of course, always keep tabs with what your little kids are doing as you all tend the garden.
Grow healthy plants
What good is a garden without plants? The flowers and greens are the primary centerpieces in any garden, and so you must make to keep them healthy. It really boils down to following to basics of plant care.
According to BHG, keeping up your garden means watering your plants as needed, pulling out weeds, and adding fertilizer in specific intervals of the year.
Meanwhile, it’s also good to know the kind of plants that are perfect for your home. Reader’s Digest suggests the following:
- Put aggressive plants inside open-bottom pots to restrict their growth.
- Transfer plants from pots to the open garden when they get big.
Starting a garden makeover project isn’t as complicated as you may think. As long as you have the right mindset of putting the welfare of plants first before prioritizing the aesthetics of your surroundings, you should be on your way to maintaining a healthy and beautiful home garden.
*Guest Post: John Miller