Gardening Tips That Will Transform Your Home’s Exterior

Posted October 9, 2019 by in Lifestyle
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Whether the goal is to maximize your home’s ‘curb appeal’ or to transform your garden into a tranquil outdoor haven for your own benefit, a little bit of creativity and hard work goes a long way. Here is how to go about it – even if your budget is tight:

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Layering is a fantastic tactic to embrace if your yard is on the smaller side. If you get it right, it will make your exterior space look infinitely larger. For example, plant tall shrubs around your house, fill your flower beds with flowers of varying heights, or contrast low-sitting flowers and shrubs with a much taller fence. 

Attract butterflies 

Your garden will feel like a magical paradise when you have beautiful, brightly colored butterflies flapping all around you day in and day out. The great news is that it is actually relatively easy to attract these gorgeous insects. The secret lies in planting the right types of flowers and herbs – those with long blooming cycles, in particular. Most butterflies cannot get enough of sunflowers, hellebores, and hollyhocks. 

Create shade

While sunshine is obviously incredible, you will also want to ensure that your garden has plenty of shade to offer on those scorching days. The easiest way in which to create shade? Plant some trees! Not sure which trees would be best suited to your garden and state? It may be worthwhile to consider getting in touch with an arborist. An arborist is certified in the management, and study of trees, shrubs, and flowers, and will be able to provide you with advice and tips in terms of enhancing and maintaining the health and safety of your plants.

Don’t forget that trees require a fair bit of maintenance. Tree trimming and de-mossing are of the utmost importance, says Longwood tree company, McCullough Tree Service. 

Make use of mulch 

In many cases, it can be challenging to grow plants or flowers beneath a tree. If this is true for you, don’t stress about the bare space below; fill it with mulch instead! Mulch, and red mulch in particular, looks tidy, is affordable, adds a touch of color, and requires very little maintenance. 

Start small 

Thinking that you are going to transform your entire yard over the course of one weekend just isn’t realistic, and it is likely to make you feel rushed. Never mind the fact that it is sure to stunt your creativity too! Focus your attention on a smaller area instead and put your all into improving it, only moving onto the next area once you are completely satisfied with the results. A good idea is to hone in on the areas within your yard that need the most TLC, such as fencing with peeling paint or barren flower beds. Once you have tackled these bigger jobs, you will be able to spend more time focusing on the finer details. 

Follow these clever tips and your garden is certain to look picture perfect in no time at all.