You can approach gardening in many different ways, from traditional gardening to trying out innovative, creative ideas.
No matter if you’re sprucing up old greenery or planting new seeds, it’s always nice to give your garden that unique twist.
This is why we’ve picked 5 creative ideas to help you create an authentic and fruitful garden.
Compost is a natural mixture of rotten leaves, twigs, branches, and grass that increases land fertility. So, composting is one of the vital spring gardening jobs when you’re preparing for the new season.
Moreover, it’s good to know that not all materials give the same compost quality. Some leaves are better for compost than others because of their structure. Also, their decay time is shorter, so the compost is ready for use a lot sooner.
Trees such as the ash, maple, poplar, and willow provide compost-friendly leaves. So, consider planting them in your garden. There is one issue, though – these won’t grow in a day, and you need compost every year. So, ask around the neighborhood if anyone has these tree species in their gardens and try lending some for your compost.
So, install a special basin in the fall, mix these leaves with other organic materials, add some water, cover the compost container, and let it decay. In spring, you’ll have a perfect mixture to replenish the garden soil.
If you want to add a three-dimensional touch to your garden, go for climbing greenery. Think about installing vertical planters throughout the garden.
There are different types of planters, from mesh-like iron constructions to metal poles and wooden bars. The choice will depend on your aesthetic preferences and the weather conditions.
For instance, a dry climate allows for natural materials, like wood. Metal climbing planters are a better option for humid and cold climates.
If there’s a house or a shed in a garden, the plants could climb up the gutter or the windows.
Also, let plants climb up the surrounding walls, fences, and enclosures. The more areas you cloak with plants, the more original your garden will look.
Fruit Trees in Concrete Pots
Both vegetables and fruits provide us with vitamins. Planting a mix of both can give you optimal sustainability in your garden.
This is where fruit trees in concrete pots come on stage. Lemons, oranges, dwarf apples, peach trees, and various berries can all be grown in pots.
The type of fruit depends on the climate. Lemons, oranges, and nectarines like warmer climates, apples, peaches, and strawberries are great for mild continental climates, while blueberries are best for mild mountain or cold continental climates.
Any tree with shallow roots is suitable for garden pots. As for the pots, avoid cheap plastic pots and use either sturdy concrete pots or their ceramic counterparts, big enough to accommodate the fruit tree in question.
Improvised Flower Beds
Just like fruit trees, flowers add to the garden’s visual appeal. You can add a creative touch by placing flower beds around the garden in improvised containers (old shoes and boots, metal boxes, cotton bags, and different flower containers made from old clothes).
You can combine the climbing greenery mentioned above with these improvised garden beds. Hang old rubber shoes in different colors around vertical metal planters for an authentic garden look.
Think in advance about how you’ll water flowers in those improvised flower beds and whether you can reach all of them with your garden hose.
Also, make sure to choose the types of flowers in line with the climate and weather conditions.
For example, roses and daisies like moderate climates, while coneflowers and lilies of the valley are better for colder climates. Find out what flowers like your climate and plant accordingly.
Dedicated Herbs Patch
A dedicated herbs patch within a garden is one of the recent trends that perfectly matches gardening and cooking. Making a herb garden allows for a lot of creativity but requires a substantial amount of work.
You need to select the right culinary herbs for your needs and your climate. If you live in the Mediterranean, or a similar climate, you can grow a wide scope of herbs and spices, from rosemary and basil to oregano and lavender. People living in the northern areas could grow mint, dill, parsley, or sage.
You’ll have fresh spices directly from your garden. If we’re to trust Jamie Oliver, their taste can’t compare to the packed spices that we buy in supermarkets.
Gardening is a noble hobby that helps people relax, spend some quality time, and see the tangible fruits of their work.
When it’s enriched with a pinch of creative ideas, you get a fine balance between physical activity and mental strengthening.
The ideas shared above will help you revive your garden for spring and create a lush and attractive place for your plants, fruits, and herbs.