Landscaping can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home. It’s an excellent way to improve the curb appeal of your home without spending a fortune. While fixtures and fitting decorate and lose their value as time passes by, a garden only grows fuller and adds value to your property.
More importantly, gardening can be an enjoyable and gratifying experience for anyone. In this blog, we’ll learn how a fresh coat of paint can help elevate your yard space and three gardening ideas to spruce up your lawn.
Let’s get started!
A fresh coat of paint
If you plan to spruce up your lawn, paint before you plant.
Give your fence a dash of new paint. It’ll transform your old space and give it a contemporary look. You can go for lighter shades like white, beige, or light brown to give your lawn a classic appearance or select darker colors for a bold and exciting facade.
Black is one of the most popular colors for fences, especially among homeowners who want to give their lawn a striking and modernized backdrop. The black color serves as a perfect background for greenery and adds more depth to your garden. Also, paint your plant pots to match the color scheme of your lawn.
3 Gardening Ideas to Spruce Up Your Lawn
Here are three gardening ideas to spruce up your lawn:
A backyard vegetable garden
The trend of growing vegetables on the lawn has become popular in the past few years. Using the vegetables in your yard will allow you to ensure food safety, enjoy better health, and save money as well as the environment.
In addition to that, it can give a unique touch to your garden and make it stand out from the rest.
If you’ve never grown vegetables before, you can start with peas, lettuce, peppers, and tomatoes. They’re easier to grow and require minimal effort.
Later, you can opt for onions, swiss chard, squash, and other veggies. Moreover, you can also grow fruits like blueberry and strawberry to add more variety to your garden.
Of course, you’d want to dedicate a small portion of your lawn to grow vegetables rather than sowing your entire lawn with crops. You can buy plantar boxes and fill them with high-quality soil and good organic vegetable seeds. Just make you take adequate measures to protect your vegetable garden from animals.
A beautiful and vibrant flower garden
A lawn without flowers will always look incomplete, and a lawn with random flowers just doesn’t look right. You should know your flowers and how well they grow in your soil and pick the right color-scheme to unify the landscape of your lawn. Remember, different flowers bloom in different seasons, so make sure you pick the flowers accordingly.
For instance, Sunflowers are a popular choice for the summer season as they tolerate most soil types and thrives in full sun.
Snowdrops, with droplet-like, white petals, bloom in November, so they’re ideal for winters. If you want to grow flowers for the vegetable garden, borage, pot marigold, cosmos, and lavender should be your top picks.
But again, make sure to do your homework to ensure you plant the right flowers as per the climate and soil in your yard. You can plant flowers specifically to improve the aesthetic appeal of your lawn. Plant similarly shaped flowers of different colors to provide a vibrant look to your garden.
The repetition of colors or shapes offers a sense of visual unity and used by most gardeners to spruce up the lawn. But you can also design in layers and combinations to add a unique visual touch to your garden. Growing flowers can be a fun and rewarding experience and will turn your regular lawn into a beautiful space.
Mowing, pruning, and trimming
Mowing, pruning, and trimming are the best way to spruce up your lawn. No matter how many designs and elements you add to your garden, the important highlight always remains the grass and the trees. Pruning refers to cutting off dead branches and diseased portion of trees as well as twigs and overgrown branches that take away the aesthetic appeal of your lawn.
Trimming, on the other hand, is performed to shape up the grass and plants. It improves the appearance of the plants and results in healthy growth. You can use a battery-powered lawnmower to trim the grass to an even level conveniently. You can mow the grass in different directions to create designs and patterns like groundsmen do in the football stadiums.
For pruning, we highly recommend using an electric-powered chainsaw. It will allow you to remove dead tree trunks without using excessive force safely.
Once you’re done the work, use a blower to get rid of unwanted leaves and debris accumulated due to pruning and trimming. You’d be surprised to see how beautiful your yard will look once you trim the grass and get rid of unwanted stumps.
Remember, manual labor can make the most straightforward garden work a cumbersome task. Having the right tools will make the process of mowing, pruning, trimming, and cleaning the yard more comfortable and simpler. Buy necessary outdoor power equipment or rent a few to make your life easier.