Make Your Summer Garden Sizzle
spend a great deal of time and effort planning their summer
gardens. Whether you are planning a summer garden that is designed
to awe and amaze all those who manage to capture a glimpse or
simply trying to construct a summer garden that will inspire you
when you manage to take a moment and glance around, taking in the
fruits of your labor there is no reason you should skimp on the
planning stage as it may prove detrimental to the overall effect.
If you are looking for ways to make your summer garden sizzle the
absolute best way is to give it the careful planning and attention
to detail it deserves.
First and foremost you need to plan more than the plants that
will go in your summer garden. Whether you are planting flowers,
trees, shrubs, greenery, fruits, or vegetables you need still need
to plan the boundaries, bordering, landscaping, and layout of your
summer garden. You should also consider the accents in your lawn
and garden area that will showcase certain aspects of your summer
garden while diminishing the effects of less attractive features of
your summer garden or the natural landscape of your lawn.
Arrange your summer garden in a manner that is attractive.
Whether you are using traditional rows for a vegetable garden or
raised landscaping boxes in select areas along the exterior of your
home there are plenty of opportunities to present your summer
garden in as attractive of a manner as possible. Take great time
and care that you do just that when planning your garden. You want
your summer garden to be a place to show off to friends and
neighbors. Arranging it attractively so that it doesn't detract
from the remainder of your landscaping efforts is a wise move-even
if your summer garden is intended to be merely functional as a
Use lawn furniture, birdhouses, water features, and other clever
landscaping tips and tricks in order to provide additional focal
points throughout your summer garden area. Provide plenty of
distractions so that visitors may see something different every
time they stop by. Be careful that you do not make your summer
garden seem gaudy or overcrowded though. There is a fine balance
between having too many gaps in scenery and overloading the senses.
Take care that you do not cross that line.
Use lighting so that your summer garden may be enjoyed even when
dusk is imminent. There are many ways this can be accomplished. I
recommend using solar powered lighting along pathways and walkways
within your summer garden and overhead lighting in common areas
where there is seating and that are meant for congregating and
Create pathways within your gardens and mark them with pavers
and stones. These pathways provide visitors a walking path through
your garden area and keep feet from compacting the soil and
inhibiting the growth in your garden. This is also a great method
for keeping your garden attractive in appearance and from looking
overgrown in areas that aren't readily accessible for mowing.
Install a water feature such as a goldfish pond or waterfall for
a little dramatic flare. These are not only beautiful but allow the
opportunity for a social area and a little more lighting in your
garden area. If you enjoy birds, it also gives the water a little
room in which to flit and flitter to the delight of young and older
kids alike. For a really sizzling summer garden it needs to be a
garden that people want to enjoy and where they wish to congregate.
Little touches such as those mentioned above make a huge difference
to visitors and increase the enjoyment of summer gardens
summer garden to attract visitors and keep their attention and you
should have no shortage of flattering comments about your green
thumb or your gardening efforts. Remember to keep the plants
looking healthy and beautiful though of you may find the opposite
of the desired effect is the case.