Whether or not it always seems to be true, your garden is actually one of the most important parts of the home. If you are keen for your home to look its best, and to feel like the kind of home you can love, then you will need to pay at least as much attention and respect to your garden as to the other parts of the house. But there are a number of parts of the garden which are routinely overlooked by many people, and in so doing the whole home can suffer. Make sure you pay attention to these parts of your garden this year, and in so doing create a better home.
If you don’t already have a patio, it might be worth treating yourself to one. Patios are a useful and speedy way to transform any outdoor space, and in so doing you often make that space easier to maintain and manage as well. After all, without any lawn to cut, you will already have saved yourself a great deal of trouble. If you do have a patio, you should make sure to take care of it in 2018, as it is often a focal point for the entire garden, and therefore the home itself. If you want to go all out, you might turn to the likes of Proficient Patios and find a way to turn your patio into something glorious. Or, if you prefer, you can keep it simple and classy – two equally great ways to meet the same end.
If there is anything that simply can never be overlooked in the garden, it has to be the lawn. I had this awesome resource literally dropped into my lap – an interactive planning calculator from Porch that provides you with estimated costs for standard labor to maintain a lawn, plan the cost of maintaining your lawn, and even connect you with LOCAL LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS that can help with lawn maintenance. Definitely a handy resource to have on hand.
For most gardens, the lawn is the main point of focus, and it is therefore hugely important that you look after it as best as you can. This means, above all, cutting it on a regular basis (how often did you do that last year?) and making sure to feed it regularly too. This will keep it healthy and growing, but still under control, and that is the perfect balance that you are looking for when it comes to your lawn. If you have no new year’s resolutions just yet, why not consider looking after your lawn to be one of them?
There is something special about the borders of your garden, and the role that they play in the entire area. There is hardly a limit to what you can do here, provided that you use your imagination and feel free to let yourself go a little. You can go for a traditional herbaceous border, which is often favored for being a simple and yet attractive approach to bordering. Or you might decide that you want to plant some evergreen shrubs along the edge. This is especially powerful because you don’t have to do much to take care of them, and yet it can provide a beautiful and eye-catching display for your garden’s boundaries.
As long as you put some effort into these three parts of the garden, you should be able to end the year much happier with your outdoor space, and with your home more generally.
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