Did you know that April is National Lawn and Garden Month? If you don’t have a garden, now is the perfect time to cultivate one! Tending to plants is a wonderful way to get involved with nature and beautify your home. Additionally, scientific studies show that gardening can reduce stress, so it’s beneficial in many ways. Even if you’ve never put a shovel in soil, it’s easy to get started! We’re eager to help you make your yard the envy of all your neighbors with these gardening tips for beginners.
To get started, the first thing you’ll need to decide is where to plant your greenery. Get creative with the location and layout of your plot; you don’t have to be constrained to a 4’x4’ area if you aren’t feeling it. Popular locations to consider are around your mailbox, the front yard, under a tree, the backyard, or along the side of your house. The place you choose to establish your flower bed will help guide you when picking out what plants to grow.
Once you’ve picked a spot, research what plants will thrive in those conditions. For instance, don’t plant a shade-loving plant in an exposed area or a plant that favors shade in an exposed area. Try incorporating native species into your plot so you can positively contribute to the local ecology. Native plants are also more likely to take to your environmental conditions, meaning that they can be hardier growers. Have fun picking out what colors and heights you want to include in your garden; this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personal aesthetic!
In a few weeks, your hard work will be rewarded with a beautiful garden and many compliments! Planting a garden adds natural, seasonal beauty to your yard, thus giving your home curb appeal. Even if you’re not selling your home, a garden is a great thing to maintain because it shows you put care into your property. Gardening is a hobby that will enrich your life and the environment –get digging today!
If you have any questions or want more information about how to add curb appeal to your home, contact one of our licensed Mortgage Loan Originators. If you are ready to begin the home buying process, click here to get started!