Now that spring is here, gardening, landscaping and increasing your curb appeal is on most people’s minds. Your geographic location, as well as the type of soil and plants that are native to your region, will of course determine the spring landscaping projects you will be willing to take on. Here are five amazing landscaping ideas to help you prepare for spring.
Integrate Your Edible Plants with Flowers
Vegetables and herbs have a place in the flower garden. You may even use herbs to edge your beds and borders. Variegated mint is especially popular because it arrives early and stays late during the spring. The mint’s aroma wafts on the breeze when it is disturbed, filling the air with a fresh minty scent.
Play Up Texture
Pay attention to foliage texture, as well as color. For example, purple heuchera makes a lovely contrast against ‘Burgundy Glow’ ajuga and gray-blue stones. You can play around with different textures as they make for beautiful combinations for spring.
Put Trees and Shrubs in Pots
Container gardens are not limited to annuals; you can use trees and shrubs to make a bold impact. Adding pots throughout your garden will not only make for variety, but it will also add creativity to the mix – perfect for the coming summer months.
Leave a Spot to Enjoy Your Garden
Your garden should not only be a beautiful combination of plants and colors, but also be a place where you can enjoy, unwind and relax. Whether they are used or not, a decorative table and chair invite contemplation. The invitation will be there to sit and smell the flowers, listen to the birds, and watch the grass grow.
Grow Fragrant Herbs
Plant herbs in window boxes and containers so you can place them by your kitchen door or next to the grill. This will allow you to be able to quickly pluck them from the earth and add them to your fresh salads, soups, and sauces.
You can really get creative with your garden and prepare it just in time for summer. With spring time in the air, you can start your own creative project and even have the family jump in to give you a hand. The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity this spring.
What are your landscaping plans for the spring? We would love to hear from you!