5 Creative Gardening Ideas
There is no reason your garden has to look or feel generic. Even if you don’t have much of a yard, or you’ve never planted anything in your life, you can still create a garden that has plenty of character, and doesn’t look just like your neighbors.
It’s time to update your garden planters. In fact, there are plenty of creative options to make fun planters, including using things you have around the house. Use old rain boots to stuff with soil and flowers, or repurpose your coffee mug collection into succulent planters. Tires and cinder blocks also make unique planters for your yard or patio. Keep your eyes open around the house, and you may surprise yourself with what you can turn into a planter.
Even if you live in an apartment, you can grow flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Window planters are an easy way to grow plants without having a yard. You can also take advantage of planters that are specifically designed for indoors. Some planters even come pre-planted with your seed of choice. Just because you don’t have a yard, doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden.
If you don’t have an abundance of yard space, then consider creating an elevated garden that you place in your yard, on a deck or on a porch. Even those with plenty of yard space may opt to build an elevated garden for extra room, or for aesthetic value. These types of gardens help to section off different plants or add depth to your existing garden. You can build or buy an elevated garden with legs, or it can essentially be a box that sits in your yard or on your back deck.
Another option for a unique garden is turning old furniture into your own garden. Old furniture in the attic or storage room works well, or you can find affordable options at consignment stores or yard sales. Dressers are ideal for this project since you can put potted plants in each drawer. Just make sure the furniture is either weather proof, or that you have a covered area to keep your new, trendy garden dry.
If you don’t have the space to create a garden in your yard, you can create a vertical garden instead. There are many easy projects that use wall hooks, including outside garden projects. You can use wall hooks to create a garden lining the back fence or along the edge of your back deck. Hooks also work well to hang plants from your front porch. If you want to grow herbs or vegetables for personal use instead of display, you can even use things like a shoe organizer to grow flowers or vegetables in each pocket.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money, or even a lot of time, to update and create a garden that is fun and attractive. With just a little time, creativity and the right accessories, you can make a garden that your neighbors will envy.