Spring is Here: Time to Start the Landscaping

With the end of March upon us, spring is here and it is time to start your landscaping projects. You however need to do things right so as to end up with a beautiful garden. This includes:

Evaluate your soil

A lot of rain and snow in winter normally erodes most nutrients from the soil. It is therefore important to add fertilizers and other soil amendments so as to correct this situation. You should cultivate all the soil going one foot deep in order to achieve the best results. If possible, get some farmyard manure and sprinkle it on your garden.

The spring garden

When the soil is ready, it is time to start your spring garden. You however need to find the right vegetables to plant. You can go for lettuce, kales, carrots, cucumber, strawberries, tomatoes, squash and others. On the other hand, you have the option of planting herbs such as parsley, chives and basil. All these are available either as a seed or seedling. It all depends on what you want to plant.  Here is a guide on what and when to plant.

The blooming flowers

Another great idea for your garden is to plant spring flowers such as marigolds, geraniums, bearded iris, petunias and azaleas. The good thing is that, you can easily find these flowers in plant nurseries. In addition, the flowers not only favor the weather condition in the spring but also, make your garden look very beautiful.

If you want your garden to smell nice and fresh, you should consider planting fragrance flowers. Flowers such as Gardenia, lilac and jasmine are going to help you a lot in this. In addition to having a good smell, these flowers are a very colorful. Alternatively, you can enhance the smell of your garden by planting herbs such as thyme and sage.

Control the weeds

Weeds grow faster than other types of plants. Therefore, it is important to practice some weed control so as to leave your garden looking beautiful and tidy. You can dig through your garden and depending on the type of plants that you have, you can use weed control chemicals to keep your garden looking tidy. If you choose to dig, you can add a thick layer of mulch to suppress weed on the ground.

Preparing your home garden for the spring is very important as it makes your home beautiful and welcoming. You can plant vegetables, flowers and even fruit trees. And with the right soil improvement practices such as the use of fertilizers, your plants will do very well.

Top 5 Brilliant Landscaping Ideas

Whether you’re trying to beautify your home or you’re just tired of same dull look of your house every time you gaze at it when you return from all day work. Either one of the above is the case or you have something else in your mind, I can help you beautify your house with some simple yet brilliant ideas.

Flowers add color:

Whether it is the front of your house or it is the backyard, flowers always help. The choice of flowers depends on your taste, either they can have matching look with the colors of the walls or in contrast with them. Plant lots of flowers as they can have a soothing effect on anyone visiting your house. You can choose to plant flowers of different types and different colors or you can have a homogenous tone throughout, it all depends on your choice.

Beautify the driveway:

The driveway to your house can be decorated to give your house a better look. Plants can be planted around the edges along with flowers and fence it to make it look better. Bushes can also be planted to give it a pleasant look. Whether you use same types of plants or different types it all depends on your choice. I recommend to used different types to make it more versatile.

Use evergreen plants:

Use plants that can survive all weathers. Evergreen plants are a nice addition to your garden. Lilies are one of the evergreen plants that can survive almost any climate so you should consider them planting in your garden. Lilies come in different types and colors so it really depends on your taste and choice that what you choose. Also the fragrant smell of lilies will have a soothing effect on the environment of your house.

Keep the grass even:

Regularly cut the grass of your yard to make it look appealing. Also you can plant different types of grass depending on your need. Plant flowers and bushes around the edges of yard to increase the beauty. Also you can plant different color of grass and make patches of different colors.

Hide the places you don’t want to show:

There is an odd garage or tool shed which you’re not proud of and don’t want others to see due to its dull shape and color. Paint it and make it more appealing also you can use it to display your collection of plants. Use lightning to decorate it.