Are you looking for quick and simple ways to upgrade your home garden? This is an area of your property that deserves all the attention you can give it. There is no better time to get started on giving your garden a much-needed makeover. Following these home garden tips and tricks will give you all the inspiration you require.
1. Give Your Garden a DIY Decorative Scheme
One of the best ways to add a new level of value to your garden (and your home) is to give a great new look. And if you really want to personalize it, there is no better way than to add items that come straight from your own daily life. There is no lack of decorative elements that you can use for this purpose.
For example, you may wish to finally find a home for all kinds of odds and ends that you have been given over the years. So far, you have had no idea of what to do or where to place these items. They may include such things as gnome figurines, chimes, colored bottles, bizarre sculptures, wicker baskets, rugs, and vases.
Your garden can be turned into a truly magical environment just by positioning a few of these handy items in strategic places. Visitors to your home will appreciate the enchanted and very unique nature of this area. It will not only rekindle their sense of childlike wonder but also add a very real amount of appeal to your property.
2. Start Growing Food
Have you ever wanted to turn your garden into a food growing area? This growing trend to turn lawns into productive gardens, will not only make for a great aesthetic upgrade but will help the quality of the soil while giving your garden another purpose: growing nutritious food that you will get to enjoy year after year. While it might seem daunting at first, there are many ways to get started. You can always start with small and hearty plants such as potatoes or you can try a mushroom grow kit that can be grown on a table or countertop and require little knowledge and care. The average growing kit takes a few days to activate after you install it. Once it does so, you only need to wait an average of 2 weeks before the mushrooms begin to pop up. At first, you will see “pins” or juvenile specimens. Within a few days, these pins will grow into full-sized mushrooms that you can harvest. There is no perilous learning curve involved.
If you’re still working on making the soil better for food or flowers, composting your organic waste is an effective way to prepare for planting for free. Composting can be done in a variety of ways such as digging pits, buying a compost container, or simply piling organic material in a set area. The key is creating a good microbiome that attracts bugs, worms, and healthy bacteria to decompose the soil over time. Over time, you’ll end up with rich, dark, nutrient-dense soil that will be better than almost anything you can find at a store.
3. Install a Bird Feeder or Bird Bath
One of the easiest to give your garden an enhanced feel of hominess is to build a bird bathing and feeding area. These can be bought from the web or local dealers that can fit any aesthetic preference and budget. Once installed, they give your local wild birds a great place to come and sing every day.
If you’re willing to put in some additional work, you can also very easily learn how to build your very own homemade bird feeder or birdbath. These things are very simple to find the parts for and fit together. Only a very minimal outlay of cash is involved.
You can easily make a working birdbath from an old fruit or salad bowl. A few bits of wood, even the shell of an old mantel clock, can easily suffice as the base of a new bird feeder.
The Time to Upgrade Your Home Garden is Now
There is nothing like a quick and timely upgrade to heighten the value of your garden. This is an exercise that will add a great deal of appeal and value to your property. It may even be the tipping point that decides a potential customer in favor of buying your home. In the meantime, it’s a great way to keep your home in peak condition.