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gn Your Garden To Stand Out By Phillip Dye Jun 2, 2009 Did you know that the way you do your yard and garden will do wonders for your home? Besides making it look good on the outside, it can increase your home’s value, reduces the time it will take to maintain it and reduces how much you spend to keep it beautiful.
To get the most out of your garden, consider doing one of several things. Consider hiring someone to design it for you or use a design software program that can help you come up with some ideas. You can also do your own research by looking magazines, books or the Internet.
By doing research, you’re going to change your garden from looking average to looking like the best one on the block. In fact, when a home has a garden that looks taken care of and upgraded, it can improve the home’s overall value by up to 14 percent. In fact, a garden can be the overall push that makes a buyer offer to purchase your home instead of the home down the road.
Contemplating Your Garden Design
There are so many ideas that you’ll need to contemplate before you design your garden. Of all of them, the two most important to consider are the cost of the design and your time. However, you’ll need to also think about the size of your garden area, along with your personal style and the environment in which you live.
Give Your Garden Style With Alternative Ideas
A large majority of lawns just have grass and maybe some plants in the garden. However, there are some better alternatives including using natural elements, giving some height and size variety and decorating the yard and garden. You may consider trying your hand at a vegetable garden to give the area some variety while barring the rewards down the road with fresh vegetables and fruit.
What Does Your Garden Need?
Make sure that the garden has some color to it not just green. As you walk around the store looking for plants to go in your garden, keep in mind how long they live and how much space th
ey need. You’ll also need to take into account the amount of sun, shade and water it’s going to need and what your “designated” area actually has.
Gardens and Bird Attraction
A decorated garden is wonderful haven for birds. If you love birds or just love to watch them frolic about, consider sprucing up your garden with all kinds of bird attractions. Purchase such things like birdhouses, bird feeders and birdbaths.
There are all kinds of decorations that will attract birds to your yard so use your imagination and bring your garden to life. On top of bringing in birds and other wildlife, consider using statutes, stepping-stones or solar lights to add some flair to the garden area. Whatever you use, make sure that it speaks volumes about your design style.
With a little extra touch and some time, you can bring the most out of your garden. Friends, family and neighbors are bound to be jealous with the time you took to spruce it up. On top of that, it gives your home some appeal and gives off a sense of comfort and home.