Getting More From Your Garden This Summer

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There’s no secret about the fact that a gorgeous garden can take your enjoyment of the home to the next level. However, finding the formula to get the most out of your backyard doesn’t always seem too easy. But it can be.

 

Follow these five simple tricks, and your garden will soon surpass all expectations. And once you’ve made the most of this summer, it’ll provide the foundations for many years to come.

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Getting More From Your Garden This Summer

 

 

 

Create space:

 

Having a bigger plot of land naturally gives you greater opportunities for how to use the area. A little landscaping goes a long way, especially when you remove the big and bulky items. Using a tree service will claw back valuable space while potentially ensuring you get more light into the home too. Perhaps most importantly, you want to trim bushes and clear any unnecessary rubbish from the backyard. For an additional tip, why not also try composting?

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Grow some goods:

 

Planting flowers will naturally beautify the backyard environment. However, growing seasonal fruits and vegetables should take your enjoyment to the next level. At least it’ll add a sense of productivity. You will, of course, need to take the right precautions to keep bugs at bay. Get this right, though, and the rewards of better tasting foods and cheaper grocery bills are sure to make those efforts seem worthwhile. Besides, it’ll encourage you to spend more time in the yard.

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Start entertaining:

 

The garden is a perfect spot for hosting friends or enjoying a lazy Sunday with the family. To make the most of those opportunities, you’ll want to build a deck or create a designated patio area. With the right furniture and a few extra features like music speakers and a garden heater, you’ll be set for hours of fun all summer long.   

 

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Encourage wildlife:

 

While some pests need to be kept away, encouraging birdlife to flock to the garden can bring a sense of peace and calm. A bird feeder and birdbath are easy additions and can look eye-catching themselves. Connecting with the sights and sounds of nature in this way is sure to boost the overall vibe. In truth, those joys can carry on throughout the autumn too. Ahh, perfect.

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Reduce maintenance:

 

Getting the garden to look good is one thing, but keeping it that way is another. While you may enjoy spending time in the garden, some jobs are hated by us all. Replace the grass with an artificial lawn for 24/7 beauty. Apart from allowing you to spend more time on the other parts of the garden, you’ll also save the space needed for the mower. Honestly, this may be the greatest gift of all for any homeowner seeking more from the garden.

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As you can see, transforming the garden can be a lot easier than you first thought. Better still, it can be an enjoyable process. Time is still on your side, so why not get started today? Summertime fun awaits.

There are so many ways to get more from your garden this summer.

 

 

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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