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Bring Your Home Alive with a Garden

Flowers and plants are some of the
loveliest ways to make a home and yard look beautiful. Best of all it doesn’t have to take a lot of money or time to transform a home with greenery. Even if you have a brown thumb you can do it – really.

There are plants available for various styles and types homes, yards and even offices. A garden doesn’t have to be acres of land, you can create a garden in a container on a window sill or anywhere that you wish.

Selecting the plants will call for some help if you are not too aware of what grows where and how to
find them. Luckily for, these days information is just a click away on the Internet. Online forums and groups and plant stores are also easy means of finding information.

So, what kind of garden can I create for my tiny apartment? Well, what about a terrarium or containers. If your garden uses containers, try using different types and color containers for design purposes.

Some ideal plants for a small garden include holly fern, yucca, gardenia, bamboo and the dwarf versions of many others. Ask your gardening store for idea plants for different types of gardens.

Not only does a garden provide beauty it also provides a sense of satisfaction. A garden can give you a source of flowers when you need it for decoration. Or you can have fresh herbs when you need it as well.

An added plus to having a garden is the exercise you can get. There is little doubt that gardening provides some amount of exercise. This is especially true where your garden calls for moving around to water, weed and otherwise care for your plants.

DIY: Landscaping Like a Pro

Landscape like a pro!

Landscape like a pro!

If you want to make your yard look like a garden, landscape it yourself.

Maybe you just recently moved into a new home. You want to make the yard your own. But you don’t have the money in your budget to hire a professional landscape designer.

Don’t worry.

You can do it yourself and save a lot of money.

The biggest thing it will cost you is some time and imagination.

Like anything else, landscape design requires a plan on paper. First, think about what kinds of plants you want. Take a trip to your local nursery and research. Make a rough sketch of your yard. Then, start drawing in the items you want.

It doesn’t have to be pretty, just functional.

If you are low on ideas, by a few gardening magazines. They provide an easy way to get information and show pictures that may give you some ideas for your own project.

To save money, do not buy the most expensive items in the Spring.

If you wait until the end of summer, nurseries will put everything on sale to clear their inventory. Often, you can save from 50% to 70% off plants during end of season clearance sales.

You don’t have to do everything at once.

Set yourself a budget and buy a few things at a time. This will make it easier to avoid burnout from all of the physical labor entailed in landscaping a yard.

Once you complete your garden, invite your friends over for a barbecue.