An easy way to add beauty around your home is to add a flower garden. Unfortunately, flowers can be expensive. You may even make mistakes that lead to a lot of dead plants. Before you rush out and start choosing flowers for the front of your home, consider these tips on how to create a flower garden on a budget.
1. Start at the Right Time
One of the biggest mistakes people make is to rush out and buy flowers during the first burst of warm weather. While spring may be here, the cold weather can still surprise you. While each area is different, it's not uncommon to see frosts into late April. You just have to know your area and hold off on planting any flowers until the risk of frost is gone.
2. Choose the Best Location
You want to choose a location that gives you the biggest bang for your buck. If the idea is to use a flower garden to improve your curb appeal, you obviously want to choose a location that is easily seen from the road. If you're planting a garden to create a place of relaxation, choose an area that offers you the most peace. Consider your needs when choosing the best location.
3. Shop the Sales
A number of home improvement stores have great deals on flowers during the beginning of the season. These sales can be the perfect chance to really fill up your garden without spending a fortune. For the most part, these sales are focused on annuals that bloom only once. If you want flowers that come back year after year, you want to spend a bit more to get perennials, which will save you money in the long run.
4. Buy the Right Flowers
Beauty is one thing, but you must choose flowers that work in the area you've chosen. For example, if the area gets full sun, you want to choose flowers that take full sun. Choosing the wrong flowers for the location will result in poor growth and possible death of the plants. If purchasing flowers online, also make sure they are good for your region.
5. Incorporate Accessories
Last, but not least, add accessories to fill in the space. For example, you might add sun gazing spheres, a fountain, garden gnomes, etc. These items may be more expensive than flowers, but will add beauty to your garden year after year.
You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a beautiful flower garden. All it takes is making the most of the space you choose and looking for the best sales. Lastly, don't be afraid to add accessories to fill in the space.
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