Creating A Haven At Home With Beautiful Garden Plants
Creating A Haven At Home With Beautiful Garden Plants – Perhaps the most satisfying and easiest way to spruce up the outside of your home and add value at the same time is to bring your yard to life with a variety of garden plants. Plants add beauty and function to a home’s exterior. They can help with drainage, attract or repel insects and small animals and birds, and provide a serene spot to just relax and enjoy the outdoors for a while.
Planting the right kind of foliage helps aid in directing water from heavy rains away from areas that can be damaged and toward areas that need it the most. It is important to understand the layout of the land and where trouble spots may be. You don’t want to create a drainage problem, either. Know the type of soil you have and the best methods for planting so water is less likely to pool in one area.
If you are looking to see hummingbirds, songbirds, and butterflies in your garden, there are several perennials that will attract them and keep them coming back year after year. Perennials are hardy plants and will attract both birds and butterflies even when they’re not in bloom. The key is picking plants with a variety of vibrant colors. By allowing them to go to seed, many birds will come to the garden for food in the off-season. Azaleas, sunflowers, and coneflowers are just some of the many perennials that will make your garden come alive.
No one likes mosquitoes, and many garden plants will help to repel them from around your home. Lavender plants are a beautiful way to add color to borders and to repel mosquitoes. Catnip is another great repellent, but beware of neighborhood cats who, of course, love to chew on it. Garlic is a great shade plant and not only repels mosquitoes in your garden, but eating it too has been shown to keep these pests at bay.
It is important to keep in mind what type of plants thrive in sunlight and what plants are better suited to the shade. Petunias, daisies, and snapdragons add brilliant color and texture to any garden and do well in direct sun. Wintercreeper does well in shade and is a beautiful way to add ground cover, or you can let it creep up a tree trunk or other structure. The rhododendron likes semi-shade and offers a variety of colors to perk up an otherwise bland area.
Choosing the right plants for your garden can be difficult with so many spectacular choices, but what to look for when buying your plants goes beyond just type and color. You want to look for small plants that have not yet flowered as they are more likely to do well once they are transplanted. Plants that are larger and more mature may not take too well in their new home. Because many plants have a short life span, buying a larger and already flowering plant will also mean less time that it will thrive in your garden.
A garden can be a true masterpiece that will be enjoyed for years to come. Not only will the birds and butterflies love it, but you will too. Taking your coffee on a patio surrounded by flowers and greenery is the perfect way to start off the day