How To Add More Greenery To Your Backyard

Many people now spend more time at home. Either due to remote working or childcare arrangements, you may find yourself staring at the same walls for hours on end, day in, day out. To help you feel more relaxed in this space, or at least give you somewhere to go to unwind, you might want to think about altering the appearance of your garden

. Adding more greenery isn’t just good for you either, it can also be of great benefit to any natural wildlife living in the area.

Increase privacy

One of the great things about greenery is that it can benefit both you and your home. You could purchase some needlepoint holly from The Tree Center which may look beautiful, but also stop people from looking in.

This can allow you to spend more time in the backyard, and even hide your windows from view of the street. Choosing needlepoint holly can be a good idea as you may not need to spend too much time preparing the soil for planting.

Therefore, this could be a good choice for those who find they don’t have green fingers, or even any kind of love for gardening.

Use vertical spaces

You don’t have to restrict your greenery to planters and pots. The walls and fences found in your backyard could also benefit from a splash of color. Hanging pots or baskets on here, using secure and correct fixtures, can prevent them from looking dull.

Alternatively, you may want to think about building a trellis and planting greenery that likes to grow. You may be able to train ivy, or other climbing plants, to grow in such a way up your wall or fence that it looks deliberate and tidy.

Regular pruning can also help to stop it from trying to take over buildings or causing any damage to foundations and structures. 

Minimize upkeep

Some people may avoid adding more greenery due to the misconception that it can involve significantly more work. This can depend entirely on the type of plants that you choose to add.

While some may require a lot of preparation and pruning, others can be left to their own devices, only trimmed, or cut back, when they start to grow too large. In particular, evergreen shrubs can be rather easy to look after and look great throughout the year.

To make things even better, you could also look for those that don’t drop leaves or needles. This can mean that you aren’t left with plants that look dead and bare, and you won’t need to keep sweeping up.

Adjusting your backyard to add more greenery can make it feel like a wonderful, natural space to be.

You may see an increase in birds or other types of wildlife thanks to your efforts. Finding ways of doing so at a low cost, and also without creating a lot more work for yourself, may help you to appreciate your backyard more than you did before.

Get a head start on seeds

Starting your seeds indoors will give you more greenery faster than if you started them in the ground after the last frost.

While it is not advisable to reuse old egg cartons due to the bacteria that may still be present in the paper from the old eggs, they do have clean dividers, are compostable, and can make excellent seed starters due to the paper fiber. Due to their ability to support and drain, egg cartons can also aid in the growth of plants. 

Here’s a wonderful way to begin your very own miniature garden! All you need are sturdy egg cartons, potting soil, and the seeds of your choice. To get started, poke a few tiny holes in the bottom of each egg carton “cup” before adding potting soil.

Maintain the egg carton moist and in a secure, sunny location after choosing, planting, and caring for your seeds.

Cut the egg cups apart once the seedlings are prepared for transplantation, and then plant the entire seedling into the garden bed that has been prepared. Egg cartons that you would typically throw away can be used for a lovely DIY project.
Once the seedlings are big enough, you can plant seeds right in your garden using these biodegradable paper pots you made. Each pot’s base should have a hole made in it to facilitate better drainage.

Put them somewhere sunny, preferably somewhere warm, and include water. Remember that you will occasionally need to water the soil to keep it moist.

You’ll need to open the domes as your seedlings expand to give them more space. Just wait until the plants are big enough before moving them into your garden. Happy gardening!

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