garden ideas

Did you know that landscaping and gardening can increase the value of your home by up to 15%? With those numbers, you can’t afford not to be gardening!

With spring rapidly approaching, there’s no time like the present to start your garden. Whether you’re a veteran gardener or you’re planning on starting one for the first time, here’s 7 garden ideas to try out this spring.

1. Plant Flowers in Waves of Color

After a gloomy winter season, colorful waves will brighten the spirit of anyone visiting your flower garden. Here’s a list of flowers in all colors of the rainbow:

Pink

  1. Tulips
  2. Peonies
  3. Cherry Blossoms
  4. Zinnias
  5. Petunias

Yellow

  1. Acacias
  2. Daffodils
  3. Primroses
  4. Marigolds
  5. Sunflowers

Red

  1. Poppies
  2. Dahlias
  3. Roses
  4. Begonias
  5. Azaleas

Purple

  1. Lavender
  2. Cosmos
  3. Heliotropes
  4. Morning Glories
  5. Hydrangeas

Blue

  1. Forget Me Nots
  2. Flax
  3. Cornflowers
  4. Lobelias
  5. Blue daisies

Plant some of each color and you’ll never have to wait for a rainy day to see a rainbow again.

2. Use Evergreens as a Unique Focal Point

Evergreens can provide a distinct texture to your garden. Evergreen shrubs can provide boundaries and shape that will last the entire year. And some, like Camellia and Azalea shrubs, will even bloom flowers!

You can also trim your evergreens to provide living sculptures to your outdoor garden. Try trimming your pines into a dramatic triangular shape for added contrast with the rest of your garden.

3. Grow Consumable Plants

Try planting something that you can use to make fresh, seasonal dishes. Here’s a list of edibles you can grow this spring.

Vegetables

  1. Spring Peas
  2. Spinach
  3. Carrots
  4. Potatoes
  5. Eggplant

Herbs

  1. Mint
  2. Basil
  3. Cilantro
  4. Sage
  5. Thyme

Fruit

  1. Strawberries
  2. Oranges
  3. Blueberries
  4. Raspberries
  5. Cherries

It’s good to do a little research to learn which will grow best with the amount of sun you get, the type of soil you have and the climate in your area.

4. Popular Garden Ideas: Perennials

Perennials seem to be popping up in everyone’s garden plans this year. Maybe it’s because they’re so useful: they come back every spring, many are edible, and they can be used to make a whimsical woodland effect.

They come in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes, so you don’t have any excuse! Be sure to add this popular gardening trend to your spring garden.

5. Use Plants That Attract Birds and Butterflies

What’s more rewarding than using your beautiful garden to attract beautiful wildlife? Find out some of the best plants for attracting birds and butterflies.

Birds

  1. American Cranberry Viburums
  2.  Red-Twig Dogwoods
  3. Crabapples
  4. Serviceberries
  5. Bunchberries

Butterflies

  1. Butterfly Bushes
  2. Anise Hyssops
  3. Asters
  4. Pentas
  5. Passionflowers

6. Be Sure to Add Variety

When planning out your garden ideas, make sure your garden has plenty of variety. And not just a variety of colors. You want different heights and shapes in your garden as well!

Use a tree near a bed of flowers to offer dramatic height. Be sure to add some color in your areas that contain a lot of greenery.

And, of course, make sure your lawn is in tip-top shape! If you’re having trouble, try our premium lawn care services.

7. Make Your Garden Smell Amazing

Here’s a list of some of the most fragrant flowers you can plant this spring.

  1. Honeysuckles
  2. Stocks
  3. Koreanspice Viburnums
  4. Muscaris
  5. Hyacinths

Take Care of Your Beautiful Spring Garden

By following these garden ideas, you’ll be the envy of all your friends and neighbors. And be sure to contact us if you need some help – we’ll be sure to get you that amazing spring garden in no time!

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