Spring Into a Better Garden

Having a garden in your front yard is a great way to increase your home’s beauty. The natural appeal of flowers, grasses and bushes will draw your visitors’ eyes. Follow these tips to make your garden as beautiful as possible before next spring.


One of the biggest factors in how nice your garden looks is, of course, the plants. While the usual plants like roses, daisies and sunflowers are good options, consider trying something new. If you plant certain flowers, your garden will attract butterflies and small birds such as hummingbirds. Figure out which plants are native to your area and add those to your garden. You can sustain your local ecosystem and beauty to your garden. Finally, pay attention to color. Pair plants with contrasting flower colors or group all your red flowers together.


While the plants that are in your garden matter, the decorations that are in it also need your attention. Fountains must be regularly cleaned and fixed, especially ones that have water running in them. Replace a crumbling fountain before your neighbors start to complain. Consider adding corten steel gates to separate your garden and your yard. Vines can climb over the fences, which will add visual contrast to all your greenery. If you have any statues, you need to clean them at least once a year. Make sure that you do not have so many that they outnumber your plants.


If your garden is adjacent to your porch, you can put some chairs on your porch so that you can enjoy your garden. However, you can also put a bench in the middle of your garden if it is large enough. You’ll like having a place to sit outside, and adding this furniture will make your garden more interesting.

Shake things up this spring by trying some of these changes to your garden. If you don’t like the effect, you can always take a different approach next year.