Front garden make-over
What I did to achieve the front garden makeover (without spending)
1. I used plants I already had. I’d nursed some plants which I dug out from our old garden months before we moved house. These were planted outside the front window. I chose plants which were low-growing because of the security issue of having larger plants under your front window. You can read about DIY home security in this article.
2. I used one potted bamboo I had. Divided it into 6 small parts, and planted it alternately between the gaps in the firs. They’ve now almost filled up all the spaces.
3. I helped to remake the plant box. I use this to ‘house’ various seasonal plants during the year. I didn’t plant anything in the box itself because this would’ve meant I was limited to what I could use there. Instead, I’ve planted up two separate plastic plant pots (with different flowering plants) which are the right size to fit into the outer wooden box . I’m free to swap the plastic boxes round once they go out of season.
4. The front garden makeover wouldn’t be the same without a hanging basket. Unfortunately the flowers had already flowered when the latest pictures were taken.
What other tips have you got for a front garden make-over? Have you been able to achieve the look you wanted without spending too much? Please leave your tips in the comment boxes below. Thank you.
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