I always wanted a garden like the one they had in the movie “Pride and Prejudice” where Elizabeth Bennet used to spend her hours with herself. When I finally got the garden of my dream, I wanted to make it more beautiful with several things, but it started looking cumbersome. So, I thought of reducing some plants and garden accessories to the lot and replace it with new things that will make this garden of mine a marvel to look at and spend time in it.
With the help of a professional landscaper and gardener, I started cutting back on useless things that I did not need in my garden. They gave me a lot of new tips to beautify my garden area while being a minimalist, and if you are any close to what I was, then here are some wonderful tips that will certainly help you in getting the garden of your dreams in no time.
So here we go:
Keep your garden beds mulched and weeded
First and foremost, of course, is to make sure that the soil around your plants is 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 weed regularly, it will not be such a chore. Try weeding for just 15 minutes each day – your home will never look better!
Finish off your garden beds with garden edging
Now that your garden beds have lost their weeds, it is time to finish them off neatly with garden edging. Garden beds that simply fade away look unfinished and messy. Garden edging will give definition and a “finished” look.
For a simple and easy way to refresh the look of your home, replace or install some timber garden edging. You will need something flexible, that can curve naturally with your garden beds, or run straight. You can get panels of edging that alternate between a plain panel and one with a motif in it that allow you to place your edging where your beds are already.
Garden edging is perfect for your vegetable beds too. A popular design idea, you can now bring the level of your vegetable beds higher and really let your veggies flourish! It is also easier to look after your plants when they are 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 is perfectly framed. Grow your favorite creeping plant onto the garden arch trellis and see the admiring glances from your neighbors.
If you have separate areas of your property, 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 timber edging to perfect the picture.
Add some planter boxes filled with color
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 ambience of nature.
For those living in apartments or units, there is 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 gardening no matter where you are!
I hope that these tips help in building a garden that will be the place that you create your safe haven or your create memories with the people you love. Until then, happy gardening!