Grasses For Zone 9
Lush Gardens Affordable
The pride and joy of any gardener are to have a beautiful, lush garden, landscaped to perfection, to enhance the beauty of their homes. A garden filled with blooming garden plants, bushes, flowers, and trees takes a lot of strategic planning, a knowledge of planting seasons, and a sense of design. While gardens can be breathtakingly beautiful with their vibrant foliage and freshly mown grass, the initial planting can be expensive. However, there are affordable ways to cultivate a lush garden. Here are some thrifty ways to plant a magnificent garden to enjoy all year around:
CHOOSE A PLANTING AREA
Select a designated area for the garden. Small areas in your backyard or several pots grouped on a porch work just fine, and there are garden varieties of every shape and size that fit into the smallest space. With plenty of sunlight and water, a lush garden will thrive.
Decide what type of greenery will thrive in the selected area, and check out the vast array of items that fit any budget. Research online or visit a nursery for advice on how much sunlight is needed, level of gardening skills required to care for them, and which types grow well together. There are beautiful, inexpensive styles that fit any budget. Keep in mind that smaller seedlings cost less than those that are larger and fuller.
OUTSIDE OR INSIDE GARDEN
When looking to grow the most affordable type of lush garden, garden plants grown in the ground are obviously less costly than buying expensive planters. However, there are creative containers that can be used, such as:
• Cut-off milk cartons
• Gallon buckets
STYLE OF GARDEN
To make a lavish-looking garden design when using inexpensive flora, the secret is in layering different textures. Plant shorter shrubs near the front, and taller ones in the back. To create a visually interesting masterpiece, varying colors, shapes, sizes, geometric designs, and varieties of plants and bushes. Add recycled furniture and colorful containers for visual impact. Interesting budget-friendly combinations are:
• Hostas, grasses, and ferns
• Wide leaf/small leaf plants, shiny/matte leaves, or plain/fancy leaves side by side
• Combine foliage spikes and blooming flowers
• Vary shades of greens and blues
Islands can be created in the center of the garden bordered by low-lying creepers or natural resources such as stones, pebbles or wooden branches at no cost. Gravel walkways in the center of the garden can redirect groundwater, and inexpensive fountains can be found at home improvement stores to beautify lush gardens.