Spring into a new yard design this year by incorporating some of spring’s trendiest flowers and plants. Every spring, homeowners fall into a routine of planting the same things each year. This year, liven up your yard with bright colors and take on planting that garden you have always talked about, and spring into a new routine!
Plan the Layout
Your garden holds extraordinary potential, and maybe you have the perfect layout already in mind. But if you do not, draw up a layout of how you want your plants, herbs, vegetables and/or flowers to sit in your garden.
Pro Tip: You do not need to section off your flowers from vegetables, they can coexist and actually mix well with one another. Vegetables can actually benefit from certain plants and their shade. For example, lettuce loves the shade; place your taller flowers in front to help the growth of this vegetable.
When Less Is Better
Look for plants that are grown in your area at local nurseries or shops, because these plants will flourish in your yard. Homeowners struggle with choosing their plants because a lot of times they are not native to your area and will ultimately take a lot of extra work. So, create less work for yourself by dressing up your yard in native plants.
Marking your garden’s items is a great way to get creative. Plus, making DIY garden labels creates a fun project!
DIY Garden Labels:
- Purchase chalkboard signs and write each of the herbs/vegetables you have growing in your garden.
- Use some old bricks and write the plant names with a permanent marker.
- Paint some rocks with the names of your plants.
- Hammer down silverware and engrave the plant’s name onto the utensil.
Also, think about the containers you are keeping your potted plants in and try to purchase some stylish pots. You can even get crafty with your current pots and a can of paint.
Make a Calendar
Timing is everything when it comes to gardening. Making a calendar will help assure your garden grows to its highest potential. Section off the things that should be done in the early, middle, and end of spring.
Do you love to garden? Have any tips you can share with our readers? We would love to hear from you in the comments section.