While the balmy summer months are subsiding, it’s never too early to consider your flowering for next year. Garden planning can be an exciting way to spend your time. With coronavirus making people more eager than ever to spend time outdoors, families are finding sanctuary in their little patches of land. Our back gardens may have been neglected in the past, but they are now more valued than ever. Take a look at how you can rejuvenate your garden borders in three simple ways.
If you want to go for the English country garden look, you need to create height and breadth in your planting. Opt for a few traditional blooms but don’t neglect the modern and sculptural. While dahlias had fallen out of fashion, they are now more popular than ever. Deep damson purple varieties can add boldness to any flowering design. If you want something super traditional, plant a few roses. Go for a strong white climber to add height and a neutral hue. Also consider some yellow, red, or pink highly scented blooms to add more colorful hints to your garden.
If you aren’t that green-fingered, bulbs can be a wonderful and easy to maintain addition to your borders. Irises, daffodils, tulips, and snowdrops can create a blanket of color. Rather than seeing gaps of soil, earth, and weeds, a low lying group of blooming flowers can be more aesthetically pleasing.
If your borders are looking a little tatty, it’s crucial that you tidy them up before taking the planting plunge. Take a look at the best weed eater string options and get trimming the grass overhanging your border edge. This will make it look super neat and tidy, ready for your planting. To maintain your border, you need to commit to a weeding regimen. Every couple of weeks, you need to get on your hands and knees to remove the unwanted thorny greenery from your patch. This will enable your flowers and shrubs to have the space to achieve sound root growth. Weeds will compete and take valuable nutrients away from your chosen foliage.
If you adore flowers but you also want to give some vegetable growing a go, consider raising some of your borders. A raised bed will give you more depth for your vegetable root growth. Potatoes, carrots, and oriental vegetables are easy to grow. You plant the seeds according to the seed packet instructions and allow them to grow. This is also a great way to get the kids involved and tear them away from their screens. You may need some fertilizer or high-quality compost as well as some homemade mulch. When you harvest your crop, you can feel a sense of pride in maintaining a level of self-sufficiency. This is ideal in these Covid-19 days.
Boosting your garden borders is an excellent way to increase the interest, color, and vibrancy of your outside space. Follow this guide and you can develop a tranquil, happy, and inspiring space to spend your days.