Is your back yard a concrete jungle that needs transforming into a thriving natural haven? If your garden is in need of a serious injection of greenery, there are many ways to make it look more luscious and nature-friendly. If you really want to get involved in seeing your outdoor space bloom this summer, take note of these handy tips and tricks.
Greenify Your Garden
To create a truly natural habitat for your garden, planting a tree is a good place to start. Not only does it complement your green space, but it also attracts local wildlife like birds. There are many tree planting services to choose from. They work with professional landscape designers who will be able to advise you on what type of tree is best to suit your needs.
Keep It Natural
When it comes down to maintaining your garden, it’s best to keep it natural. A good place to start is by creating your own compost heap. It’s a more eco-friendly and a cost effective way to add nutrients and fertilizer to the soil. Compost heaps are not complicated designs. All you need is a wooden crate. Simply throw in your food leftovers and organic vegetable waste. Your garden will be flourishing in no time! For natural, chemical free pesticides, mix a bit of citrus oil with cayenne pepper. Compost piles are also great for sheltering small creatures that benefit from and help to break down food waste.
When it comes to gardening, flowers are the best way to bring out mother nature. If you want to attract those butterflies and bees, then flowers are the best way to go about it. Choose plants that produce pollen and nectar such as lavender, bluebells and poppies. If you have a tree in your garden, you could attract birds with nesting boxes and bird feeders. Bird baths are also great for some garden decor. If you don’t have any trees in your backyard, you could always plant hedges and shrubs to add some enticing greenery to your garden.
Build a Pond
A pond is one of the most effective ways to add a natural element to your garden. When looked after properly, this water feature enhances a garden’s overall beauty and helps to attract local wildlife too. Invest in some pond plants and help create a natural habitat for frogs or fish. Ponds can vary in structure, from above ground to in-ground, or partly in-ground. Invest in a wooden bench and relax and enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature.
Make a Living Fence or Wall
Living fences and green walls are a great way to incorporate nature when you don’t have much backyard space. Living fences (also known as vertical gardens) are panels of plants that grow vertically. They are particularly great for urban environments of limited sizing. This concrete jungle is not only visually striking, but it also helps to clear the air around you.