Here are some ways that you can make your garden look beautiful again, on the cheap side. These are great ideas especially if your putting your home up for sale.
This is an easy way to update your containers. Just add craft rope with some construction glue around 1/3 or 1/2 from the bottom.
Grow Self-Seeding Flowers
A gravel path adds so much interest to your garden, and a place to walk through your landscape.
You can add a garden arbor and then cover it with climbing plants for an attractive addition to your garden.
This next one I have mentioned before. It deserves another showing.
Simply start your seed in a salad bar container like the one above. Thoroughly clean the container, punch a few holes in the top. Then fill the bottom with potting soil and plant your seeds. Close the lid and place the container in a sunny spot. It’s like a mini greenhouse, allowing the sun to reach the plants while holding in moisture.
You can use the plastic containers from blueberries, raspberries, etc for spreading your grass seed on your lawn.
Building a fire pit is such an update to your landscape.
If you’re stuck with a perfectly flat yard, making a mounded “island” of earth is a great place to isolate and display plantings, yard ornaments, boulders or other eye-catching features. A yard with contours looks more natural than a flat yard. Add lots of soil to make the mound. Finish off with a few inches of landscape bark.
Build yourself a small patio. It provides such a beautiful space in your landscape. I laid these patio pavers above over a weekend. If you would like to learn how to lay a pavers patio, let me know.
Some easy flowers that grow and self-seeding annual plants :
Cleome is one of the many self-seeding annual plants that come back year after year without any effort on your part. It grows 4′ tall or better and have large pink, purple, and white flowers. Because of it’s size, makes it a great back of border plant in your flowerbed.
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Celosia is another rampant self-seeder that makes itself at home in your garden year after year. If so, consider yourself lucky, because the vividly colored blooms on this plant are a pure delight. They feature a variety of colors—from burgundy, red, magenta and pink to cream, orange and yellow. Celosia offers different flower shapes, too. There are plumes, crests and spikes. No wonder this annual is loved by so many gardeners. There’s a size to fit any garden, from 6-inch dwarfs to 3-foot-tall specimens.
You can easily make a raised garden bed like this:
I hope you enjoyed this post, and I hope so much it inspired you to create a beautiful space in your garden.