DIY garden flower Curb: 45 Ideas for a Bright Courtyard
Boost your home’s curb appeal and give your home a front-yard or garden makeover with perennial flowers. Bright flowers and colorful foliage are the easiest ways to amp up your curb appeal. Curb appeal doesn’t require a major investment in time or cash-like installing impact-resistant windows or building a or a pool to impress. In fact, it can be fairly DIY.
Adding color in the form of beautiful flowers and plants is a great way to boost curb appeal without engaging in heavy-duty landscaping projects.
Top flowers for greatest curb appeal are:
Here’s a quick and easy way to improve the look of your yard and garden in a few minutes. Apply fresh mulch to all your garden beds – or at least those in the front of the house.
The earthy color of the fresh mulch improves the contrast of the flowers and plants in your flower beds, making their colors bright.
Opt for cedar or hemlock mulch because they are the most fragrant but if you’re trying to spend as little money as possible pine bark mulch is ok too. Just stay away from anything that doesn’t bark because it’s likely to just be old pallets that were ground up and dyed.
Use an iron-rich fertilizer like Milorganite or Ironite and mow on the highest setting to keep it from drying out and turning brown. Grow some new grass in the bare or thin areas.
Show garden borders are like the fashion pages of a magazine. They are stuffed full of plants that have been printed and perked to perfection. Only planted for a few days at a time, they’re jammed together and treated as if they’re in intensive care.
If you’re planning to plant a border, don’t worry about whether it will look as good as a show garden. That’s not really gardening. It’s show-time. Enjoy it.