Creating a Street-Side Garden
If you’re an avid gardener, why confine your passion for plants to the backyard? A street-side garden can enhance your home’s curb appeal and satisfy your love to grow beautiful blooms. In some cases, a street-side garden can even be a low-maintenance alternative to keeping a lawn depending on the types of plants you choose to install. Keep the following tips in mind for creating a picture-perfect garden on the street-side of your home.
Although you might be itching to get your hands in the dirt, be sure to take time to research the various plants you’re considering for your street-side garden. You’ll need to think about how much time you have to devote to your garden. If time is limited, you’ll have to select low-maintenance plants. Often, plants that are native to your area make the best low-maintenance options. Take your soil and lighting conditions into account when selecting your plants.
Plan the Design
To create your garden, you’ll want to map out its look first. Aside from your plants, consider installing some hardscape features. You might choose a larger boulder or two to add some scale to the plot. Alternatively, you might create a paved border using bricks or decorative stone pavers. A plan gives you the opportunity to play with the design on paper before getting started on the ground.
To enhance your home’s curb appeal, you may want to choose a garden type that will enhance the style of your house. On the other hand, you might want to select a type that is decidedly low maintenance such as a rock garden. Many plants that thrive around rocks like stonecrop or hens and chicks, for instance, are easy to care for. To enhance your garden’s visual appeal, consider making a splash with a single-color garden. A single color like white or purple will make a dramatic impact on the look of your garden. Other options to consider include a cottage garden, herb garden, or even a fragrant garden.
Prepare the Soil
Often, the first step to creating a street-side garden involves the removal of the existing lawn. We have access to tools and equipment to make this task an easier one. If you’re not accustomed to heavy lifting, be sure to contact us to help you ready the site. We can also deliver your top soil so that you have the best start for your new plants. Be sure to tell us if you need mulch. We can also deliver any amount you require whether you prefer rocks or organic materials like cedar chips. Once your site is prepared and your hardscape features are installed, you’re ready to begin planting.
Don’t forget that we can help you with your garden’s start! Certainly, we’re known for our construction projects, but we’re more than willing to tackle landscape projects as well. Contact us and tell us about your plans for your street-side garden. We can help you source materials and prepare the site for planting.