Entry #1317, June19, 2012
Home beautification should not be limited to your indoors but should extend to your outdoors. Your home backyard is not just a vacant space for grasses to grow. It can be a place where you can you can boost the façade of your home, if utilized properly. For instance, converting it into a backyard garden will make a lot of difference.
You may opt to have different varieties of flowers, orchids or plants with colorful leaves. You do not have to be an expert in landscaping nor planting. All it takes is the desire you have to grow a backyard garden and take care of it. Having a backyard garden does not require a huge budget. You just have to identify some of the best plants to grow easily and less costly.
Typically, younger plants are less costly than the older ones. To help you decide what is best for your garden, here are a few options:
They come in a wide variety of colors and heights and textures that are a good choice for flower beds. Like other plants, it has to be maintained. There are perennials that need to be dead-heading every few years to prevent overcrowding. This may require maintenance like trimming and pruning on a regular basis.
These flowers do not grow during winter. Thus, most people feel at ease of pulling them from the flower bed when they reached their prime. One option is to replace them with a new annual flower that peaks at that point. They also need dead-heading and occasional trimming. The most common annual flowers are marigolds, petunias, pansies and primroses.
These can give you unexpectedly lovely flowers in your garden bed. If you have them, it makes your flower bed unique and looks more natural. Lavender is the most popular fragrant flowering bed. Adding to the list of known herbs are rosemary, thymes, and valerian.
Shrubs and trees
Some people prefer to put in small trees or shrubs in your flower bed because it gives height, texture, shape and color. You can add shrubs to your existing trees in your backyard. For some, they prefer the small Japanese maples for beauty and elegance.
Have a great time beautifying the not only the outdoor appearance of your home but to our environment as well.
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