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11 Simple Tips for Starting a Home Garden

Having a garden at home means having nature very close to us, ready to shelter us whenever we want. A garden is a place of beauty, joy, conviviality and peace and we should take advantage of it. But you need to know how to take care of it, which is not necessarily a problem: there are ways to have a beautiful garden without spending too much, or having to devote too much. 

Home Garden - 11 Simple Tips for Starting a Home Garden

Recycling and reuse can become a great friend to anyone who wants a financially viable garden. And the right choice of species for the space you have also favors easier and less frequent maintenance.

Check out our 11 tips for having a garden at home and put them into practice. The result will be visible to the eyes! 

Reuse in decoration

Recycling and reuse are actions that can make your garden very cheap. Old wooden windows can become pot holders, just as demolition wood can serve to pave a way or give rise to a dining table or workbench. Bricks and tires, in turn, can be very well used in the demarcation of beds. In the case of tires, they can be painted in different colors and create an informal and fun environment. Pallets can turn into flower beds, antique kitchen utensils, and so on. Put your imagination to work and give new uses to things that are unused and still deserve a chance. 

Choose the place for the garden

The first thing to think about is the size of the garden. If space is small, delimit small beds covered with earth or with a layer of gravel. Also use small pots, so choose smaller plants and even bet on the vertical gardens. If the space is large, give preference to larger plants such as tall shrubs and trees, which is much less work than caring for dozens of small pots of different species scattered all over. In the smaller gardens, you can opt for wooden decks or stone floors, while in the larger lawns make the space greener and more attractive.

Choose the right plants

Following, the choice of plants is what should guide the installation of the garden. Ideally, you should look for plants that come from your region, which, besides being cheaper, will probably be easier to care for. Another alternative for those who do not want to spend a lot of time tending the garden is to choose plants that do not require much watering and maintenance, such as succulents and cacti. These plants are beautiful and come in many varieties, allowing you to create colorful and charming compositions. And in large gardens, it is worth daring with trees, including fruit trees, as space permits. Remember that all plants need enough space to grow, whether on the ground or in pots.

Be creative in the containers

With the plants you choose, consider their size when grown to opt for a container. Vases of clay and other materials come in various sizes and are the most common choice. But it is possible to recycle and plant seedlings or seeds in crates, pallets, decorative objects, buckets, watering cans, glass jars, coconut shells and even rubber boots and cereal shovels. A wheelbarrow can turn into a beautiful vase and even halves of cut and hung tires on the wall. Finally, have fun creating new containers for your little plants, always keeping in mind that you need to drill holes to drain the water.

Throw stones at the paths

A garden becomes much more creative and practical when you put paths in it. These paths are usually made of stones such as marble, gravel, pebbles and pebbles. You can also use these paths to create effects. For example, the garden can be all lawn, all covered with gravel, or have a grassy and a gravelly part, forming curved or round designs to delimit areas and flower beds. The green grass effect contrasted with the gravel’s white is beautiful and makes the garden more dynamic and less monotonous.

Have a bench in the garden

Essential in all gardens (even small ones that can hold it) is the presence of a bench where you can rest and observe nature. A very natural bank is one made of stone that merges with the surroundings. More rustic options are the sparsely carved wooden bench and the wooden log benches scattered throughout the garden. A romantic version is the delicately crafted wooden or iron bench. If there is a sturdy tree in the garden, it is possible to hang a wooden or wicker swing or a beautiful Brazilian net.

Have a water source

A water source can not miss either. The market is full of options, but it is possible to create fountains with vases and stones, using bamboo and other materials for the waterfall. The noise of the water will be very relaxing for humans and certainly the piece will attract birds to brighten your day.

Have a rustic stove

Another element that goes well in the garden is fire, which can warm people on colder nights and magically illuminate the entire space. So, if you can, make room for a rustic stone or metal stove where you can burn wood and maybe even pop popcorn. It is beautiful and has everything to gather family and friends in a conversation around the fire.

Light up the garden

The garden does not need to be used only during the day. To enjoy his delights also at night, install soft lamps on trees or wires. Another alternative are lamps and lamps. It is also possible to spread candles throughout the garden in containers that protect the flames. Torches are also a very primitive and very nice option. With the lighting, you can even have meals in the garden and have a very pleasant evening.  

Make bamboo fences

The garden needs to be enclosed to ensure privacy. One way to achieve this is to install bamboo fences around the garden. Bamboo is beautiful, elegant and can even be structured in a more elaborate way that creates aesthetic effects in space. But it can also be used quite roughly, with the sticks just lined up next to each other, creating a simple wall. Helpful Garden will help you the most to start a perfect garden at home.

Collect rainwater

Finally, take the opportunity to collect rainwater to water your plants. Any bigger vase can serve, or a wooden barrel if you can get one. Hang an iron chain near the porch or house roof rail and leave one end inside the vase. The water goes straight there and then to your neediest plants. Use a watering can or bucket. By the way, also have a work bench in a garden area. Make recycled wood furniture and use it to store your gardening tools, pots and everything you need to take care of your garden.

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