There is nothing better than a yard full of bright green grass and colorful gardens after a long, dreary winter. While this is the ideal sight most homeowners would hope to be able to look forward to when the snow melts, it isn’t always a reality. It can take a while to restore a neat and tidy garden come spring, and maintaining a colorful landscape throughout the season isn’t the easiest task. Luckily there are some ways to instantly restore the look of a bright and happy garden, even when plants are taking their time growing. Some easy ways to add a little color to a dull garden are by adding:
- Mixture of Flowers – In full bloom, flowers are beautiful plants that brighten up the backyard. That said, they also don’t always like to cooperate. Often times what happens is that homeowners will plant their flowers and bulbs only to have some randomly bloom when the conditions are just right. To avoid this, homeowners should be a little more selective when picking out plants. It’s tempting to buy flowers that are in full bloom already, but these won’t last long. Instead, it is a good idea to buy assortments that have a few blossoming flowers and the rest buds. This way, there will be a few open flowers to instantly add color, and after they die the others will take over.
- Colored Mulch – Mulch is a great way to promote plant growth in a garden and keep weeds at bay. However, it doesn’t usually do much to help add color to the yard. Colored mulch is a great compromise, providing the same effects as regular mulch while brighten up the garden. Mulch is typically a dark brown color. but it can also be found in lighter shades and red. Provided it won’t clash with the house color, red colored mulch can instantly make a dull yard appear more lively.
- Decorative Gravel – Small gravel stones are often used in landscaping designs to fill in empty patches, but gravel can also be a great way to brighten things up. Available in a variety of different shades, gravel can be used around yard structures, such as a bird bath or fire pit, and it can be used to make walkways throughout a garden. Decorative stones are also available in light shades to brighten a yard and add different textures to the landscape.
A dull backyard isn’t very appealing, doesn’t help to usher in the bright, warm spring season. The tips above are easy ways to add a little color to the backyard with very little maintenance involved. More like this blog.