It can be easy to neglect our gardens. After all, there can be plenty to take care of inside our homes. Neglected gardens can often become difficult to handle, and can look unattractive. Once gardens get in this state, we often lose our motivation to sort them out. But it is very easy to add some extra vibrancy and colour by just adding a few extra plants and flowers. Curious to learn more? Read on to learn about five plants that can give your garden the wow-factor!
Not only will fruit trees add a splash of colour to your outside areas, but you can also enjoy their juicy fruit! If you’d rather not plant large trees, but are still interested in growing fruit, you could buy some soft fruit bushes. Berries and redcurrants grow on bushes, and you can plant them any time between November and February. You will then harvest all their fruit through summer and early autumn.
A Herb Garden
If you love growing fruit, you will also enjoy growing your own herbs. Herb gardens don’t have to be too big; just a small corner of your garden will give you enough space to grow plenty. Sow your seeds anytime throughout spring and summer. Some herbs, such as coriander and dill, can be planted into the ground. Others, including mint and parsley, will fair better in individual pots. These pots can still be kept outside.
Roses are another great option for colour. They also have a very pleasant fragrance. Planting roses is one of the easiest ways to create a beautiful garden that you’ll love spending time in. You can either plant roses straight into the ground or in contained pots. Contained roses are suitable to be planted all year round. Others need to go into the ground between autumn and spring.
If you are lucky enough to own a pond, why not add some water-suitable plants to it? Not only will this help make it look super cute, but it can also attract wildlife to your garden. It also promotes pondlife, like frogs and tadpoles. Certain plants will require a certain depth of water in which to survive, so check your pond dimensions before you buy a plant. Water lilies are an excellent choice for beginners, as they don’t take too much looking after.
Create a Lawn
Making a gorgeous garden isn’t all about plants and flowers, though. Planting grass for a lawn can help create a fabulous seating area. This isn’t as hard as it sounds; you can often buy grass seeds in your local garden centre. If you don’t want to hang around waiting for seeds to grow, think about buying sods. These are sections of soil that already have a layer of grass growing from them. You simply need to cover a section of your garden with these and wait for the grass roots to grow down into your soil. And there you have it! A ready-made lawn!
Now is the perfect time to think about all these plants and get your garden ready for summer barbecues!