Want to add more excitement and face value to your home? Why not think of flower bed ideas front of house project? Adding curve value to a home can be done with more than just a paint job. Flower gardening is known for its undeniable benefits. Flowers add a sense of vibrancy and joy to a certain space, and gardening stimulate you to move around, breath fresh air and sweat out toxins out of your body. Then, there are also psychological and emotional benefits! Starting with your home’s facade, these tried-and-tested tips can be of help.
1. Map It Out. If you’re one who loves to draw out your own plan, a good way to do this is to take a picture of the whole front yard via a drone. It will help give you a bird’s eye view of the space which can guide in drawing out what goes where, the shape of garden beds to create, and so on. Drawing out dimensions of your flower beds will also help prevent overcrowding. Placement of plants can also be done at this point to give your front house flower bed a harmonious color scheme and arrangement.
2. Prepping Flower Beds. Starting a garden direct to your lawn’s soil can be quite challenging. It requires not just some serious digging but also the need to clear out space, uprooting a few plants here, sifting weeds and grass, and there, and so on. It’s going to be messy and quite frankly, hardcore challenge. Since you will still need to amend soil quality by adding compost or fertilizer, the best route is to use raised garden beds. This Raised Garden Bed below, for instance, can be assembled to suit actual space. It can be easily made into a rectangular, square or any geometrical design.
You may also want a layered design for a flower bed like this 3-Tier Wooden Raised Garden Bed from Kinbor. Feel free to stack them in a multi-tiered vertical position or to split them into rectangular shaped beds. Raised beds are excellent if you want to grow flowers in pots. Aside from being easy to maintain, it also frees your garden from soil compaction with good drainage. Pests like slugs and snails as well as weeds can also be prevented.
3. If you choose to garden from scratch, you will need to place elements like stone slabs, edgings, and other immovable things to frame your garden. This is even more so when you have pets that love to roam and play around your front yard. Some may use bricks or do a full layout of paved materials to design the whole spot.
4. Flower Shopping. Carefully pick out the flowers and accent plants for your front of house garden. Always remember to choose plants according to your zone. What may thrive in hot California weather can not survive the dreary winter in Minnesota. You can check out the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to verify your location’s set-up and allow you to choose the right flowers and plants for your garden. Warm zone plants, for instance, can be cultivated as annuals in cold zones. You will also need to consider height, grouping, and overlapping of blooms as well as accents. If you wish to start flowers from seeds, from daisies to forget-me-nots, pansies, tulips, lilies, chrysanthemums, hibiscus, lavenders, and so on, there are various Amazon Flower Packs for you to choose from, too.
5. Smart Planting. Always take time to read planting directions. This is usually indicated on a plant’s label to ensure proper growth. Some may require that you dig a hole or store in grow bags. The idea is to create a plant grouping plan considering height, color, size, and care requirements. Small ones go in front and taller blooms at the back while cascading varieties may go on top or hanged way up. Aside from that, you also need 2 things– mulch and fertilizer. Even if you create flower beds straight from your backyard soil or by adding a pre-assembled flower bed, you will need to add fertile soil covered with mulch to simplify maintenance. This 10lb bag from Greenview Fairway below is great when starting a flower garden from seeds.
If you buy flowers that are just waiting to bloom, adding fertilizer is a must to make it come out bursting with color and charm. This requires not just rigorous watering. You will need a reliable yet organic fertilizer like those of Dr. Earth Flower Fertilizer to achieve growing a front house flower bed that exudes color and charm.
6. Front of House Garden Accessorizing. Add accessories to your flower beds. Large ceramic pots can be added to add a more dramatic flair. This HomGarden Tricycle Planter Decorative Plant Stand can be placed on the sides to showcase charming flowers set inside a decorative pot or planter.
Do remember to welcome the birds, bees, and butterflies into your flower garden. These winged creatures will make gardening truly worthwhile. So, add a bird feeder-bath, too! This one from Regal Art &Gift comes with a 3-pronged base for stability allowing you freedom to just stake it unto garden soil without any hitch. It also comes in blue, purple, red and crystal color to suit your flowers of choice.
Welcoming Happiness To A Home
When it comes to flower bed ideas front house plant beds, planters, pots, and other hard elements can be easily found online or via your friendly home depot. The main contention is to design it according to your space and choose flowers and accent plants that suit well to your area’s climatic conditions. Flowers also require some TLC. Sing to them when you’re watering. Play some classical or groovy music. Make it a happy hobby to truly feel the difference. Who knows, you’ll be making your own bouquet come next spring. Happy gardening!