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Revitalizing a Neglected Yard

Have you allowed your backyard to become riddled with weeds and grow too far? Perhaps you’ve recently acquired a property with a yard that hasn’t been tended to in some time. Whatever the cause, looking out into that miniature jungle can seem overwhelming. Bringing the life and beauty to an overgrown and neglected yard is a lot of work that requires time and organization. Focusing on one thing at a time will make your work go a lot smoother, and much quicker than you would have expected. Focus first on cleaning and landscaping, then landscape enhancements, like ponds or waterfalls, and finally, plants and gardening.

Clear Your Space

Bringing the life back to a neglected yard can take quite a bit of time, and is definitely not a single afternoon’s work. The first section of your time should be spent ridding the area of any weeds and unwanted growth in the area. Some of the tougher and larger weeds that have been growing for some time now may require the use of various types of gardening tools. Assess your growth to decide which tools you may need. If you aren’t sure, ask a more experienced friend or neighbor, or consult a local hardware professional.

Outdoor Water Features

Once your space is clear and the grass is mowed, you will have a blank slate to build upon. This is where the design process begins. Start by deciding which outdoor style you would prefer, and find a fountain or water feature to fit your scene. A beautiful tiered fountain is a perfect classic touch, while a waterfall or pond complements the beauty of nature, and a sleek spillway accentuates modern style. Be sure to find to perfect place to install your choice; some of these require major changes to your landscape.

Plant Enhancements

After you’ve been able to clear out your space and change the major characteristics of the scene, it’s time to add the final touches with perfectly placed plants and flowers to accent the outdoor scene you’ve created. It is a great way of adding an extra sense of energy to your space. Choose you favorite greenery to frame your water feature, or accent your patio space by growing in planters and urns. If you have more of a green thumb, you can even utilize the space to build your own little vegetable or herb garden. If not, there are lots of low-maintenance plants that require minimal water and attention.

Don’t let the condition of your outdoor space discourage you. Any place can be brought back to life if attention is paid to the right details and you are willing to put in the required work. It just takes a little effort and care. After you’ve cleared your space of weeds and unwanted growth, you can install beautiful water features and grow thriving greenery. Make the most of your outdoor space!

Bring Life and Energy to Your Front Yard

When it comes to developing the scene outdoors, much attention is normally paid to the backyard space. With it being the more private outdoor space, people seem to be more inclined to develop that space. It is where many of us host our outdoor get-togethers, cook-outs, and children’s birthday parties. With all of the attention being paid to your backyard, it’s easy to overlook the great ways you can bring more life and style to the front of your home. With a few certain details, you’ll be surprised at how nice your home looks. With a simple flower garden, planters or urns, and small birdbath, your home can be on the cover of magazines.

Flower Garden

Gardening is one of the best ways to cultivate life and bring a new sense of color and energy to any outdoor space. You don’t have to have a major green thumb to maintain a simple flower garden. Framing the front of your house or your front porch with flowers serves as a great accent. Visit your local hardware store to find some stones to create your frame. Acquire some planting soil, if need be, and begin your garden space. Pick out some of your favorite flowers, and arrange them around your home or porch. You can purchase seeds or flowers that have already been potted.

Planters and Urns

If you would prefer not to have an in-ground garden, or if you would just like to take your floral design to the next level, consider the use of planters and urns for your front yard. These are a great way of accenting your space with a piece of art and bit of life. They come in many styles, sizes, and shapes. The right set of planters are great for adorning an entrance of staircase. Fill them with your favorite plants, or just use them as their own decoration.

Fountains and Birdbaths

When it comes to installing a water feature in the front yard, some people question the decision. Many people don’t want the piece to overwhelm the scene of their homes. There are many small garden fountains and birdbaths that are perfect for front yards. The right small piece can even sit in your flower garden, making that space a center for life and energy. The colors, butterflies, and birds will transform your plain front yard into a stunning neighborhood oasis for all your neighbors and visitors to see.

Don’t allow your front yard to just be another plot of grass on the street. Allow it to accentuate the style, class, and natural beauty of your home. A few deliberate changes can make all the difference. A small lively flower garden, a set of classic, commanding planters, and a small fountain or birdbath can turn your home into the envy of the neighborhood. It’s the face of your home; make the most of it.

Host the Perfect Garden Party or Barbecue

When the skies are blue, the breezes are warm, and the sun is shining throughout the day, it is a great feeling to spend your time outdoors with your family and friends. Hosting a beautiful and fun garden party, picnic, or barbecue is a great way celebrating holidays, birthdays, and special events. Sometimes, it’s great to have a little get together just for the fun of it. No matter what your reason is for having your loved ones over, it’s important to take care that your event is enjoyable for you and your guests. If you want to ensure an enjoyable shindig, make it a potluck, and enhance your scene with greenery and lighting.

Make it a potluck!

When you’re having people over for food, one of the hardest things to accomplish is preparing enough food, or types of food that everyone will like. One of the best ways to circumvent this type of issue is by asking your guests to contribute to the feast. Offer a main course and a couple of other options, then allow your guests to bring items that they would like to share. This ensures that there will be enough food for everyone, and that all of your guests will be guaranteed to enjoy at least one dish (assuming they enjoy their own cooking!).

Decorate with Greenery

If you are having garden party, the plants you have growing in your outdoor space is the truly the life of the party. Be sure that your favorite flowers, vegetables, and greenery are properly displayed. Consider installing a few planters in your setting. That is a great way of adding an extra element of class and elegance to your space. There are many stone planters and urns available that can enhance your scene with there design alone. Combined with the right plants, these containers are guaranteed to enhance your scene for your next get-together.

Lighting

An easy thing for people to overlook is proper outdoor lighting, especially when hosting guests. But, there is a lot you can do with lighting to enhance the scene and experience for everyone. There are a wide range of LED landscape lighting options that allow you to illuminate walls, staircases, and walkways with the perfect accent of light. You can even install lights in a pool, pond, or fountain, for a stunning effect. They come in many colors, and some are even color changing, allowing you to create the perfect scene at your next garden party.

No matter the occasion, you’ll want your event to go over beautifully. While you can’t be in control of every little thing that may happen, you can at least set yourself up for success. Avoid awkward conflict over food by having a potluck-style event, enhance your garden party with perfectly-placed greenery, and accent your landscape with the LED lighting. Your guests will be amazed, and you’ll be proud of your home.

Planning a Rooftop or Balcony Container Garden

It is a great feeling to be able to grow your own food and plants. There’s something special about cultivating life with your hands. Many people are able to enjoy this privilege, but some people don’t have the outdoor space. There are still options for some of those people. If there is a balcony or flat rooftop available to you, you can still make a garden with a collection of plants and vegetables containers, instead of in the ground. Once you’ve chosen and approved the area, picked which plants you’ll grow, and arranged your planters accordingly, your container garden will be underway!

Location

If you are trying to build a container garden on a rooftop or balcony, the first, and most important, thing you must consider is the strength of your structure. Building a garden can become very heavy, very quickly. Once all of the soil and planters have been installed and watered, we’re looking at hundreds and hundreds of pounds. When you have a desired area, it is best to consult with a structural engineer to be sure your rooftop or balcony can handle the weight of your new garden. Also, when choosing which planters to use, opt for strong, but lightweight materials that will be able to handle the pressure of the soil, but will not add unnecessary weight.

Choosing Your Plants

One of the most enjoyable parts of planning a garden is choosing which plants you will grow. There are endless possibilities. There are guaranteed to be more varieties of vegetables and flowers than you ever thought you could have. When you are choosing which seeds and sprouts to collect, be sure to consider your climate and weather conditions. You may really want to grow strawberries, but if strawberries won’t do well in your environment, it’s best to try something else. Gardens are obviously very sensitive to the effects of nature. Timing and proper planning are key.

Choosing and Arranging Planters

As mentioned before, planter choice is fairly important. For a rooftop or a balcony, you don’t want to choose planters that will contribute an unnecessary amount of weight. You will also want to consider the needs of your plants. Some plants need certain depths to thrive, and some need a lot of space to spread out. There are a wide range of planters and containers, many that come in sets of multiple sizes and shapes. Be sure to choose planters that your structure can hold, and where you plants can grow freely.

A lack of yard space doesn’t have to mean a lack of garden space. If you have a garden or an accessible rooftop, you have options for growing plants at your home, too! All it takes is a little planning, and you can have a perfect garden in planters and containers. Approve your location, choose your plants, and pick out the right planters, and you’ll be growing your own food in no time!

 

The Benefits of Planters Over In-Ground Gardens

Caring for a garden is one of the most gratifying feelings that a person can experience. The act of cultivating life with your own hands is one that can only truly be understood after having experienced it yourself. Every year, people enjoy this activity. There are many different ways that you can go about growing your plants. Many people till the soil in the ground and build a garden from that space. But, a less common, but very efficient way of setting up your garden is with a collection of planters instead. A garden of planters will control plant dominance, preserve your landscape, and give you maximum control over the placement of your plants.

Plant Dominance

Some plants and vegetables can unexpectedly grow in abundance with strength and aggression. Sometimes, plants will grow so strong and wide that they take over the space meant for their neighbors. It is a very common occurrence in small home gardens. People go out to see that their tomatoes are growing like wildflower, but that they have overshadowed some of the less aggressive plant life. Implementing planters will eliminate this issue. With the use of planters, you can organize your plants so that you can give each different one the type of space and attention it needs.

Landscape Preservation

Sometimes, situations occur when you can’t use the same garden you used last year. People sell their houses or move, or maybe you realized that there is a sunnier location on your property. Whatever the reason, if you decide to move or change your garden, you will be stuck with the changes you previously made if you altered your yard for your plants. Planters will eliminate this issue. With all of your plants in separate containers, you won’t have to disturb your land at all. You’ll be able to preserve your lawn while still benefiting from a harvest.

Maximum Control

What if you realized that your plants are in the wrong formation? Sometimes certain plants should be farther away from others, or maybe you didn’t realize that your placement is keeping some plants from sun. Whatever the issue, it can be very difficult to address these with an in-ground garden. But a garden of planters gives you much more freedom. If you realized a plant needs a different spot, it’s as easy as moving the planter. You’ll be able to design and tweak the perfect setup for your garden.

A planter garden isn’t something that everyone considers, but it is surely one of the best routes to take. It makes for an organized and healthy garden, where each plant can get exactly what it needs without being disturbed or harmed by other plants. With control over the plant dominance and placement, and the fact that your yard will stay in tact, it’s the very best option for some.