Mix it up
Do you walk outside and wonder what happened? Do you look out your windows, pull in your driveway or turn the corner and wonder “when did my landscaping get so old?” And then you moan: I can’t afford to re-landscape my whole yard.
BUT, you can afford to mix it up!
Instead of being frustrated by thinking you have to totally redo your landscape, find an area that looks a little overgrown, and concentrate there. By adding a simple pot full of color, in amongst the bushes, you can give a whole garden a new look. Or take that one section and tear it out. Now you can make it a special spot by putting a rose garden, a herb garden, a cut flower garden or butterfly garden, depending upon what you like.
But don’t stop there. Rearrange your garden furniture. Put your favorite lounge chair in another corner, and you’re getting yourself a whole new view and a whole new attitude. Add a free-standing garden umbrella and you’ve given some shade in an area that you normally wouldn’t use. Suddenly you have a whole new seating area. But don’t stop there. Add a few pots of flowers in a cluster around your new seating area, you’ve given it a new look and feel.
Bringing some sound with the addition of wind chimes, add some movement with a flag flapping in the breeze, bring the wildlife in with the addition of the bird bath or bird feeder. These can all give new life to an old garden.
And don’t forget the evening hours you’ll want to spend in your garden. Adding low voltage lighting, up-light a tree trunk for interest or even add a fire pit can make your garden something you can enjoy night and day.
But regardless of what you do don’t give up on your garden…
Mix it up, Re-invented and get out there and enjoy that outdoor living!