June 1, 2016
It’s official, we have finally had our first mini storm for the season with more on the way. I guess it is nice to have a little reminder that we are in winter despite the weather we have been experiencing up until now. Since it will be raining more often, there isn’t much we can do in our backyards. Planning spring projects during the winter season let us hit the ground running when the time comes. One easy project you might want to start thinking about is sprucing up your property with planters! We have come up with our top 3 ways to add planters to your outdoor spaces this season.
If you don’t want to commit to planting a large garden in your backyard, you can always grow a small herb garden in a few pots.
This is a convenient option for those who don’t want to spend the sweat or energy digging up raised beds. When using pots, you can grow food almost anywhere… On balconies, on the roof… You name it, and you can grow it there! Strategically setting up several pots on your back patio or your side deck is perfect to help offset your monthly bill at the grocery store. Strawberries, zucchini, squash, lettuce, tomatoes and peppers are just a few plants that thrive in contained gardens and are perfect for your summer feasts! You will find that there are many herbs you can plant that don’t need much maintenance but will thoroughly prosper. Set up a little garden by your kitchen door and grow herbs like basil and mint, which are perfect for summer drinks as well. Save the strain on your back and work smarter, not harder.
Maybe you have a section of the patio where you just don’t know what to do. Place several different size pots in this spot and plant your favourite colourful flowers. The flowers will provide a much-welcomed pop of colour to the patio and give your house some contrast. Plants create amazing kerb appeal! If you want, you can mix and match plants every so often to keep everything looking new and fresh. Plants give you all the creative freedom you need. What about when the weather turns cold? Transform your pots with berries and lights to spread the holiday cheer!
While in our day to day, we are mostly social creatures, but we still have an innate need for privacy.
The daily hustle and bustle can be draining, and there is nothing like coming home to a nice, quiet, private patio area to relax. If you prefer to not build tall fences to block out the road or the neighbours, you could always utilise large plants to add privacy to your outdoor space. These plants can be tall such as Karl Foerster grass or bamboo that will act as a nuisance barrier! You can capitalise on the privacy of these plantings without having to worry about the invasive characteristics of certain species!