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Are you looking for ways to renovate or simply just upgrade the overall look of your backyard, but don’t know how to begin? Don’t get overwhelmed — we’ve listed down these 5 simple steps to help you out.

Add Flowers!

You can almost never go wrong with flowers, whether inside or outside your home. They add character to any space, and make your property feel more homey and welcoming. Line your entrance with various flowers, whether they are perennials or annuals, so you get a pop of color all throughout the year. Now it is possible to get these live plants by mail

as well.

Some examples that are perfect for your entryway are: petunias, lilies-of-the-Nile, snapdragons, and Gertrude Jekyll roses. If you only have a tiny bit of space from the house to the street, you can add a low-cut fence in front of your property. This’ll give the illusion that your home is just a bit farther from the street than it is — plus, it gives you the perfect area to plant some vines and flowers. Maybe the whole idea of having a white picket fence isn’t too bad, if you think about it.

Invest in Rambling Vines

Aside colorful flowers, having some greens twirling about your fence and yard can give your home a certain level of warmth. This is perfect if you are looking for some added romance or country vibes to go around. Imagine green tendrils that wind down and around your entryway’s columns, if you have any, and fences. Delicate flowery vines are even more stately.

Our most recommended vine is the clematis, which isn’t just “showy”, but is also a smart and bold option. It blossoms white, red, pink, purple, and blue flowers! Talk about a pop of color. Plus, it’s perfect for growing on a trellis, up and over a fence, or even in a container! If you prefer a more free-flowing, whatever will be, will be type of thing, then just plant them and let them grow and ramble all over. They’ll add a beauty to your other plants and shrubs in a way that you can’t expect.

Protect Your Yard from Deer

We usually love wildlife and how gardens attract the very best of them! However, deer – no matter how graceful and beautiful they are – can often cause damage to your property. They love gobbling up flowers and other plants. You don’t want to get your heart broken with a deer mishap. Think about spending tons of time, and waiting for the perfect bloom, only to get trampled on by Bambi and his friends.

To avoid such cases, you can go for deer-averse flowers in the first place. Globe thistle, butterfly weed, purple cornflower, and Royal Red butterfly bush are just some examples. Deer won’t go near these plants, and you can rest assured that you’ll still have your blooms at the end of the day and in the morning when you get up. The only thing to remember is to make sure they are planted in well-drained soil.

Use Hanging Baskets and Elevated Planters

Another trick to give your landscape character is by making sure your design isn’t “one-dimensional”. To achieve this, add attention-grabbing layers to your property using hanging baskets and elevated planters. Doing this adds a visual pop without too much effort. It is literally just hanging baskets and planters in strategic places. If you are planting flowers, it will also make sure you’ve got a lot of colors in different levels.

You can position them so that the flowers create a picture of “waves” of blooms that rise and fall across the yard. This creates an absolutely beautiful scene, and you’ll surely wow your guests before they even open your home’s door.

For each planter and basket, include three types of plants: (1) a filler: something that fills in and mounds, (2) a spiller: something to hang down and over the planter, (3) and a thriller: something that is eye catching and is tall, right at the center. A good thriller is the purple cordyline.

A great bonus of this setup is that your plants will get excellent aeration and drainage minus the added effort.

Create a Natural and Forest-Like Pathway

For this, you’ll need a portable wood chippers and a bit of effort. Instead of throwing away natural debris, throw in leaves, stems, branches, chunks of wood, and other shrubbery into the chipper. What you’ll get is a form of homemade mulch, which you can use to line your pathways or pavements. By doing so, you’ll get the feeling that you’re walking in a real forest – right outside your house. It’s going to feel like it’s autumn, all year long. This also eliminates some of common backyard waste and upcycles it into something useful and pretty.



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