Once summer officially settles into our neighborhoods, don’t you feel like running out and planting hundreds of flowers, fruits and vegetables in your garden? Ok, well maybe you don’t feel like doing the work, but there are simpler ways to create an ideal outdoor garden that will still result in beautiful blooms and gorgeous foliage this summer.
Whether you have a green thumb or not, here are a few tips for everyone who wants a beautiful outdoor garden, without too much fuss.
- Determine how much maintenance you can do: There are very few gardens that don’t require any maintenance unless you grow wild flowers, evergreen or coniferous plants, and grasses. For homes located in desert climates, these plants may be perfect. If you don’t mind putting in some tender love and care into your garden, then opt for plants that fit your climate and lifestyle. Ask your local home improvement garden center or nursery representative for tips for choosing the right plants for your home.
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- Container gardens are just as fun: While the traditional garden is grown in the ground, container gardens are a fun way to bring greenery to your outdoor home in a portable and versatile container whether you plant small succulent plants in a vertical garden on your porch wall or choose varying size planters to align your porch. Window boxes outside of your windows are perfect for urban homes that have limited or no area for planting a traditional garden.
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Planning a summer garden can be rewarding for yourself and for guests to enjoy. Try these tips to choose the ideal outdoor garden solution for your home. Whether you want to stick to a no fuss cactus garden or you want to embark on a full Japanese Zen garden, the choice is yours. Choose what speaks to you and reap the rewards of gorgeous greenery this summer.
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