Gardening 101

Super Tips to Spruce Up Your Front Yard

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We all wish that we could upgrade our outdoor spaces. But it can be difficult to know where to start. So to inspire you, we put together this list of 5 super tips to spruce up your front yard. No matter the size or layout of your garden, these ideas will bring it to life. You’ll be the envy of everyone on your street.

Bring In A Birdbath

Nothing is quite as charming in the front garden as a birdbath. It will instantly elevate the look of your property. There are many different styles of birdbaths, available at gardening centers. But it’s also easy to create your own water feature to improve your property’s outdoor areas.

But a birdbath has another great benefit too. It attracts birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden. That makes this the ideal addition to your front yard. It improves the look of your property and is also good for the ecosystem.

Bees and butterflies are nature’s pollinators, and their presence will be of great advantage to your gardening pursuits. If you have kids, they are sure to be delighted by the sound of birds and the sight of butterflies. But please remember to keep your bird bath supplied with ample fresh water.

Make Your Mailbox An Extension Of Your Garden

No one gets excited about fetching the mail out of their mailbox, but you will if you follow this great tip.

For a classic garden look, choose a mailbox that comes with an installation post, and side plaques to display your family name and street address. Certain models can be fitted with an elegant plant hanger to the side, to be filled with your favorite herbs or flowers.

Have a custom mailbox made to order. There are a variety of customizable styles to choose from that will ensure your mailbox fits the overall look and feel of your front yard.

Fetching your mail from the mailbox will be a favorite activity, and you’re sure to have the best mailbox on your street.

Pave Your Pathway

Sometimes one needs a little direction, to get onto the right path. Especially when it’s the path leading to your front door. A dedicated footpath can be straight and orderly, or abstract and winding. The end result is the same – you’ll save your precious lawn and flowerbeds from being trampled by visitors’ feet.

A pathway also adds to your home’s outdoor appeal. There are several ways to approach this task. You could use wood, pebbles, or whatever fits the overall look of your front yard or garden.

Pavers are a great option for a low-maintenance and weather-resistant path, and they are available in a wide array of colors and styles.

Plant A Herb Garden 

Planting a herb garden will improve your home’s value and even your quality of life. Here are some of the reasons why.

Most herbs not only smell wonderful, but they also offer medicinal and aromatherapeutic uses. Not to mention all the healthy and tasty culinary uses for your home-cooked meals. And many of them are also very attractive plants. A beautiful garden always adds value to any property.

Need some help with creating your garden? Get your kids to help you out. Not only is it a great activity for family bonding, but gardening is also a very useful activity for students. Gardening offers mental and physical benefits to young and old, alike.

Revamp Your Garden Furniture

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as sitting and enjoying the fresh air, bird song, and fresh scent of plants and flowers around you. If you haven’t yet invested in a garden bench or some patio furniture, this may be the time to do it. The advantages of having good-quality outdoor furniture, are endless.

But if you have some garden furniture that’s looking a bit worse for wear, don’t despair. A fresh coat of paint in a vibrant color will magically transform your garden chairs into works of art. And add some comfy cushions in a fun floral print or bold hue for added outdoor ambiance.

Pop in at your local hardware and DIY store, and ask about paint for garden furniture. They will be able to advise you on the right paint to withstand weather conditions in your area.

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