Gardens are a great way that you can beautify your home. They can also give you fresh fruits and vegetables and give you a place for quiet reflection. Below are ten tips that you can use to help your garden be the best and most beautiful garden possible.
1. Add some flowering plants or flowers
Color splashes will give variety, break up the greens and give your garden focal points. It’s not necessary to plant flowers specifically. There are a lot of herbs that have gorgeous flowers such as spring onions, chives, thyme, basil, pineapple sage, rosemary and lots of flowering fruits and vegetables. There are also beneficial insects that are going to be attracted to the micro garden and they’ll happily clean up pests and pollenate your plants.
2. Control the weeds
Remove any plants that are competing with the items you really want to have in in the garden and then compost them. This is especially true if you’re only having a small garden. You shouldn’t waste your good money on sharing nutrients and plant food with freeloaders. A good way to do this and add to the beauty of the garden is to add a practical and attractive mulch. This will help with deterring the weeds.
3. Group plants together
When you have plants that have the same color flower or foliage, group them together for a greater effect. When you theme a part of the garden by cleverly using color is simple to do. Take time to look at the way your garden’s laid out now. Could things be moved around to create something even better
4. Add garden art
Garden art can be something that will reflect your personality. It also can add a bit of character to the space. Look at what your garden needs. Maybe you could jazz up your pot with an ornament. If there’s a wall with nothing on it you can hang a blind made of bamboo on it to disguise it if you’re renting and unable to paint it.
5. Have fun with pots
A pot is a great way to add beauty to your garden. Whether you buy one that is already decorated or you buy a plain one that you decorate yourself you can use this to decorate your garden. You can even put smaller pots around the larger one to give contrast. This will help with creating unity since your eye will focus on your featured pot and then go to the ones around it.
6. Use edible flowers and herbs
Not only are they beautiful but you will save money by not having to buy them at the store. You can use them for your borders and they’ll add fragrance to your garden. Parsley, chives, lemon thyme, violets, and marigolds are perfect choices and nothing tastes better than fresh herbs.
7. Create diversity and unity
You can do this by repeating colors that a variety of plants provides. A color theme is very effective to add beauty. Here are a few ideas that you can use to help you get started.
- Orange and Yellow – orange marigolds, yellow capsicums, calendula, cosmos, yellow chilis, nasturtiums, orange chard
- Purple – sage, thyme, purple basil, beetroot, rainbow chard, rosemary, rhubarb, sage, alyssum, lavender, violet, petunia
- Blue, Grey, and White – These are the colors that will go with anything : sages with blue flowers, alyssum, cabbages, cauliflower, leeks
8. Have a feature
This could be a statue, garden art, outdoor furniture or plant. No matter what is special to you, it can be highlighted by drawing everyone’s eyes to it. This can be done in a number of ways.
- Select Your Focus Plant – This could be something like a productive fruit tree. Put it in a pot and place it in the center of your garden. As you leave your house your eyes should immediately go to it. Put it in a container or pot that’s a color that’s different than the others so it’s making a statement. Underplant around its base using some colorful groundcover or annuals. Position the plants lower on the pot’s sides so everyone’s eyes go first go to the tree since it’s the garden’s highest point.
- Outdoor art – This can take many forms and be made from a wide range of materials. From pieces that sit in pots, on tables or furniture to wall mounted frames and collections, these can be a talking point and focus, or help theme your outdoor room.
- Edible art – With some imagination, containers and pots that have a great food garden can also be great for highlighting. One thing that a lot of people have found to work well is to use the proportion principle when you put a plant that is taller in a pot’s center and then surround it using smaller herbs and vegetables. Use plants with different colors and textures and you’ll have a very beautiful combination.
- Furniture – If you’re using furniture for your focal point in your garden, you should add color to the table so that people are drawn to it. Selecting fragrant herbs and flowers is going to engage your senses even more. It’s even better when you choose herbs that you can use as a garnish when you’re eating outside such as coriander, chives, and parsley.
9. Steer clear of clutter
This is often challenging if you don’t have a lot of room and you have a lot of things you want to grow. But when you overcrowd, it’s going to make it hard to enjoy your garden. Try balancing hard surfaces and your selected plants and don’t use a lot of different materials. Think about growing some of your plants inside and spread them to the places in your house where they get the right amount of light. Ferns love humidity and the lower amount of light that bathrooms have, for example.
10. Select variegated foliage
Sometimes you might have a reduction in sunlight and you may not have a lot of choices when it comes to growing flowering plants. It’s still possible to add structure and color by selecting your plants carefully. You can choose variegated foliage that has one color on its inside and another color on the foliage’s edge. Some of the ornamental varieties are things like Dracaenas, Cordylines, Rhoeo, Sanseveria, and Mandevilla. You can also grow a lot of them inside so that you can enhance your indoor space and improve your home’s air quality.
These are the tips that you can use for creating a beautiful garden of which you can be proud. Based on how big the garden is, you can sit out there and read, have meals, and enter.