How to Take Your Garden to the Next Level
There is nothing more satisfying than walking out to your garden and seeing a flourishing lawn, beautiful flowers, and fruit trees that are producing delicious produce. Unfortunately, this requires lots of time and energy that many people do not have. But if you want the best looking garden in the neighbourhood or just want to take your garden to a whole new level, here are five tips on how to elevate your garden and turn it into a sanctuary for you to enjoy.
#1 Plant flowers
The first thing you should do is do some research on which plants and flowers would thrive in the environment your garden offers – this means looking at the amount of sunlight your garden receives, the type of soil you have, and the average temperature in your area. Planting flowers is the best way to elevate your garden, as they not only look beautiful but also attract bees and butterflies for pollination.
#2 Add a water feature or pathways
Next, add a water feature or some pathways to make your garden look more beautiful. A water feature can give your garden a look and feel that resembles lusciousness, and a pathway here and there can make it look even more magical! Finally, add a few garden lamps here and there to top it all off and make your lawn look stunning at night – most lights are solar-powered, so you won’t have to worry about them driving your utility bills through the roof!
#3 Enrich your soil with compost
Once you have your garden looking lovely, it’s time to give the soil a little bit of TLC. By enriching your soil with compost, you will be adding essential minerals and nutrients that are necessary for healthy growth in plants.
The easiest way to make compost is by using your kitchen scraps, leaves and grass clippings. You can even add coffee grounds! Just keep the container in a dry spot out of direct sunlight – to stop it smelling bad you need to add drier ingredients such as shredded cardboard and paper. Composting will attract earthworms that are great for your garden’s mini-ecosystem.
#4 Install a good-looking fence
Next, Install a good-looking fence. Wood fences are great because they blend in with nature and give that natural vibe we’re all looking for – if wooden walls aren’t quite your thing, try adding garden screens or stone panels instead! Be sure to add small spaces for creatures like hedgehogs to be able to get through for food.