Simple Garden Ideas
Gardening is often touted as a great way to relieve stress. Whether it’s a small patio or a large plot of land, getting in touch with Mother Nature is a great way to relax and meditate.
Maybe you just want to make your outdoor space feel a bit more welcoming. Whatever your vision, these simple gardening ideas are perfect for transforming your yard.
Plants with Purpose
You can choose multi-purpose plants while planning your landscape to get the most out of your garden. Edibles like blueberries and tomatoes not only provide delicious homegrown food, they add beautiful foliage. Other plants like courgettes also have stunning flowers that bloom.
Plant in Twos
Like they say; two is better than one. You can choose plants that work well together to give your garden that necessary boost. Companion planting is not only visually appealing, but it also helps the other plants to thrive.
An example of this could be planting corn and beans together. The beans attract beneficial insects that prey on corn pests such as leafhoppers, fall armyworms, and leaf beetles. The vines can also climb up the corn stalks.
Or try the combination of roses and garlic. Gardeners have been planting garlic with roses for ages as garlic chives work as a repellent against rose pests, and their small purple or white flowers in late spring look great with rose flowers and foliage.
Mix it Up A Little
Like planting in pairs, you can mix living plants with practical hardscapes for a dramatic contrast. Try adding stone walkways or pebble beaches to the garden to create different textures Or, plant contrasting colours near each other for a bold, colourful garden. Just make sure the plants are complementary.
Instead of planting one high impact succulent pot, plant six. The range of textures and the different colours in the succulent species is cast. Pair sharp with smooth, round with long, glaucus with lime etc. Sync them up in a series of same-size pots.
Add Raised Garden Beds
Raised garden beds can add depth to the garden and serve as a great focal point in your landscape. Raised gardening beds are also harder to reach, good news if you have furry friends prone to digging.
Add a Birdbath
A birdbath is a perfect way to spruce up any garden. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. If you’re really into DIY duties, you can even build one yourself. Be sure to wash birdbaths regularly and keep them topped up.
Your garden is as much a part of your home as anything else. Sprucing up your garden is not only good for your backyard, but it might help to add value to your home when done correctly.