It’s time to take care of your summer garden!
(4 min read) Whether your garden is there just for decorative purposes, or whether it has a more pointed use, such as providing your household with fresh garlic and tomatoes, you do want it to look good. Your garden is your very own patch of nature and it probably helped you get through these trying times of quarantine much easier. Well, it is time you pay that service back gosh darn it!
First thing’s first—taking care of the essentials!
Take care of your plants asap and make some new additions. It is good to keep in mind that plants can survive the total destruction of their upper parts, so they can sprout from healthy and well-nurtured roots. So start watering your plants regularly and buy some liquid “food” for them at your local flower shop. If, however, some of your plants turn out to be totally dead and you can’t go full-George A. Romero on them, don’t stress. Here are some recs for your new garden tenants that don’t require too much of your time: Hosta plants are lush and easy to take care of, Peonies are colorful and long-lasting, Coneflower or Echinacea will survive any drought and remain in bloom for a long time, Black Mondo Grass is great for filling up space in between the blooming flowers and it is perfect for the small gardens.
Freshen up or change your furnishings
According to so-called trend experts, sculptural garden furniture is all the rage this year. So whether you decide to go for some bulky concrete furniture or some striking wooden one, you won’t be wrong. If however, you are running on a budget and new garden furniture wasn’t part of your plans for this year, some colorful new covers or decorative kilims are always a way to go. You can make them fit with your greenery or make them pop with some fuchsia or florescent oranges, either way — the novelty will liven up your garden.
Upgrade your fence or go full vintage
If you’ve decided to upgrade your fence, the first step is repainting it. If you are going for a more modern look, you can achieve it by adding metal posts and frames, and if your fence is made of metal, iron, or aluminum, you can switch it up by adding some wood paneling. Either way, the change will be striking. If you are going for a more cozy vintage look, you can treat your fence to some small potted plants and place them strategically here and there.
Lighten up the mood!
Great lights can create an almost otherworldly and magical atmosphere in any garden, no matter how small or makeshift it is. These days everyone seems to be going for solar-powered spike lights, and for a good reason. These awesome lighting solutions will make your garden look foggy and mystical without requiring any effort or additional cost. On the other side, as a devoted bookstagrammer, I cannot let this opportunity pass without mentioning the undeniable glory of — the Christmas lights. They can be white or colored, you can place them on your fence, or your flowers, or simply criss-cross them over your garden. The effect will always be thrilling.
Outdoor Mosaic art to uplift your garden
Mosaic artwork is a perfect solution if you are trying to make your garden unique and we-inspiring. It doesn’t require any maintenance on your part and it will last forever. Whether you decide to simply go for some plant pots covered in mosaic artwork, or you want to do something more high-scale and add a colorful mosaic art pathway through your garden, you can’t go wrong with mosaic art.
Now that you’ve taken care of your garden, you can sit down and enjoy your freshly made lemonade in peace. Or your vodka. We don’t judge here at Mosaics Lab.