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Thursday, April 11 2019
Sunday, April 14th is National Gardening Day! This is the perfect day to spend some time outdoors enjoying the lovely weather and giving your garden some much-needed attention and preparing it for the change in seasons. Updating your garden is a great way to create a fresh look in your backyard. There are many simple things you can do to give your garden an upgrade that will enhance your outdoor living space. Keep reading for plant and landscape inspiration that will transform your garden!
Plant Colorful Flowers
You can add beauty and design to any backyard by planting some new, colorful plants. Brightly-colored flowers can add curb appeal to your home and create a peaceful, healing outdoor space. When choosing new plants for your garden, be sure to consider things like maintenance, climate, and water requirements. You may want to simultaneously install an automatic drip system with your new plants to make watering easy and stress-free.
Incorporate rocks into your garden and landscape to create a more rustic, mountain-home design. There are so many ways you can incorporate rocks into your landscape design: create a rock wall, use a larger boulder as a focal point or center piece in your planter, or use flat rocks as stepping stones. Small pebbles are a great alternative to mulch, gravel, or wood chips.
Add a Water Feature
A great way to create a Zen-like garden space is by installing a water feature like this one from Amazon.com. The sound of running water can bring peace and tranquility to your backyard and help to reduce unwanted noise from nearby neighbors and street traffic. You can find easy-to-install fountains on Amazon.com or your local home improvement store or hire a professional landscaper to create a custom pond or waterfall to create an elaborate landscape design element.
Use some fun and unique outdoor décor pieces in your garden to add some charm and personality. You can find beautiful statues, garden stakes, planters, and bird baths to enhance the space and turn it into a charming oasis. Pictured above is garden décor from the “Sweet Nothings” outdoor line from AtHome.com. When choosing décor for your garden, be sure to stick with one theme to create a cohesive look throughout.
Serve the Birds
Spruce up your garden with a bird bath and hanging bird feeder to attract some feathered friends—the birds will thank you! Seed and nectar feeders will attract different birds, so opt for both styles if you want to see many different species! Birds splashing in the water or enjoying some bird seed is a wonderful sight that you and your guests will enjoy! You can find beautiful bird feeder designs on Wayfair.com.
Create a Plant Corner
This idea is perfect for smaller outdoor spaces: create a plant corner using a tiered plant stand! You may not have a huge garden to work with, but you can still add some plants and greenery to your outdoor area. You can use potted plants to create a mini garden on your patio—the more plants the merrier! This tiered plant stand from Target is perfect for creating your dream garden space!
Bi-Fold Patio Doors
To further enhance your garden and outdoor living space, consider installing Bi-Fold Patio Doors into your home. Folding patio doors will create the perfect transition from your indoor living space to your outdoor patio and garden paradise. Your custom patio doors will create maximum views of your newly upgraded garden and allow you to enjoy the colorful flowers, beautiful landscaping, and fluttering birds even when you are indoors!