First and foremost of course, is to make sure that the soil around your plants is mulched and weeded regularly. This may sound simple - and it is! - but makes a big difference to the appearance of your home.
Whatever size garden you have, if you weed regularly, it won't be such a chore. Try weeding for just 15 minutes each day - your home will never look better!
Finish off your garden beds with garden edging
Now that your garden beds have lost their weeds, its time to finish them off neatly with garden edging. Garden beds that simply fade away look unfinished and messy. Garden edging will give definition and a "finished" look.
For a simple and easy way to refresh the look of your home, replace or install some timber garden edging. You'll need something flexible, that can curve naturally with your garden beds, or run straight. You can get panels of edging that alternate between a plain panel and one with a motif in it that allow you to place your edging where your beds are already.
Garden edging is perfect for your vegetable beds too. A popular design idea, you can now bring the level of your vegetable beds higher and really let your veggies flourish! It's also easier to look after your plants when they're up off the ground, and if you choose an attractive design, they will look fantastic.
Install a garden arch
With a garden arch, the entry to your home is perfectly framed. Grow your favorite creeping plant onto the garden arch trellis and see the admiring glances from your neighbors.
If you have separate areas of your property, placing a garden arch between the two areas is the perfect way to aesthetically divide them. Create a feeling of "arriving" as you step through the garden arbor from one section to another.
Choose a timber garden arch to complement your timber edging to perfect the picture.
Add some planter boxes filled with color
Planter boxes offer great flexibility. You can move them when you need to, and fill them with seasonal plants that brighten any area. Timber planter boxes are the best, as they will match the ambience of nature.
For those living in apartments or units, there's rarely much room for a garden. But the benefit of growing your own herbs, vegetables and flowers is priceless. With planter boxes, you can enjoy gardening no matter where you are!
Garden arches are just one of the many items people use to create beautiful, relaxing gardens and landscapes. The garden arch is a great way to add instant structure and height to your garden, or to create a decorative garden entrance or focal point. There are some points you should evaluate before installing a garden arch: the size of the arch, the design of the arch, whether you want to use it for supporting creeping plants, and the construction material and installation method preferred.
1) Size. Generally, arches are wide and tall enough for adults to walk through, unless the arch is being used to frame a small plant or fountain. A large, graceful arch will obviously suit a larger garden, but for a smaller garden, do not exclude the use of an arch, because it can will give your garden the illusion of spaciousness beyond its actual size.
2) Shape/design. Garden arches are most often used to frame a focal point, or even serve as one themselves. They can double as an overhang for a patio or porch as well. Any lawn or garden is going to be even more pleasing with this simple, stylish addition. To maintain proportion, wider arches should be taller than narrower ones. Before you decide to go hunting at your local nurseries, do some online shopping to see what styles and sizes are available
3) Supporting plants. An arch covered with climbing plants creates an attractive garden feature, and can be used to screen off areas that you may not find attractive - the compost heap, garden shed or wash line. Imagine your arch covered in cascades of climbing roses, accentuated with dark green ivy leaves.