Thursday, April 23, 2015

Upgrade Your Home Garden with These 4 Tips

Now is the perfect time to start planting a garden for your home! Gardening can beautify your property and serve as a bonding activity for your family.  Digging a flower garden around your home can make it smell and look spring-like while a vegetable garden can provide you with fresh foods at very minimal costs. Whichever garden you choose to put at your home, here are a few tips and ideas for home gardening:

1. Plant by Color or Theme
For flower gardens, planting around a central color scheme is a neat idea. It will make your garden look organized and trendy.

2. Know Plant Life Span
If you don't feel like replanting every year, perennial plants could be perfect for your home garden because they will live for more than two years. It's important to know the difference between perennials, annuals and biennials when deciding what plants to purchase. 

3. Use Recycled Canisters as Plant Pots
Have an old bucket or coffee can? Recycle and reuse it to make vintage looking pots for plants. With some paint and TLC these are a trendy touch to any backyard patio or seating area.

4. Make an Outdoor Rain Garden to Prevent Toxic Runoff
Outdoor rain gardens are good for many reasons. One of those reasons is that they prevent rain runoff from flowing out of gardens that contain fertilizer and other chemicals and into nearby streams and waterways. You can find a tutorial for making your own rain garden at This Old House


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