Your garden can enhance – or diminish – the look of your home, and is usually the first thing that people notice when they visit your house. It makes sense then, to invest some time and effort in making your garden area as attractive as possible.
Here are some ways that you can beautify your garden area.
Keep your garden beds mulched and weeded
First and foremost of course, is to make sure that your garden beds are mulched and weeded regularly. This may sound simple – and it is! – but makes a big difference to the appearance of your home.
Whatever size garden you have, if you regularly weed the garden beds, weeding won’t be such a chore. Try weeding for just 15 minutes each day – your garden beds will never look out of control!
Finish off your garden beds with garden edging
Now that your garden beds have lost their weeds, its time to finish them off neatly with garden edging. Garden beds that simply fade away look unfinished and messy. Garden edging will give your garden bed definition and give your garden a “finished” look.
For a simple and easy way to refresh the look of your house and garden replace or install some timber garden edging. You’ll need something flexible, that can curve naturally with your garden beds, or run as straight as they do.
Garden edging is perfect for your vegetable garden beds too. A popular design idea, you can now bring the level of your vegetable garden beds higher and really let your veggies flourish! It’s also easier to look after your plants when they’re up off the ground, and if you choose an attractive design, they will look fantastic.
Install a garden arch
With a garden arch, the entry to your home and garden is perfectly framed. Grow your favourite creeping plant onto the garden arch trellis and see the admiring glances from your neighbours.
If you have separate areas of your garden, placing a garden arch between the two areas is the perfect way to aesthetically divide them. Create a feeling of “arriving” as you step through the garden arbor from one section to another.
Choose a timber garden arch to complement your garden edging.
Add some planter boxes filled with colour
Planter boxes offer great flexibility. You can move them when you need to, and fill them with seasonal plants that brighten any area. Timber planter boxes are the best, as they will match the natural ambience of your garden.
For those living in apartments or units, there’s rarely much room for a garden. But the benefit of growing your own herbs, vegetables and flowers is priceless. With planter boxes, you can enjoy a garden no matter where you are!