HOW TO REVAMP YOUR GARDEN: THE COST-FRIENDLY EDITION
Many Aussies are often dissuaded from giving their garden a bit of a makeover due to the perception of a hefty price tag. However, there are countless ways you can revamp your garden inexpensively without compromising quality.
As much as Australians are fond of home renovation shows, they have created the impression that garden makeovers always require a big budget. The reality is, by doing tasks such as applying fresh coats of paint to old items, or even replanting old plants you can save a heap of money while getting the garden in tip top shape.
Convert old shelves into a vertical garden: With more of us short on backyard space you can imagine why vertical gardens are one of the biggest trends right now. Although pricey when store-bought, they can be extremely cost effective when you use the right household items. All you need to do is find some old shelves, give them a fresh dose of paint and get creative by lining up all your beautiful potted plants. Be sure to include plants of different shapes and sizes to really showcase your vertical garden.
Replant your salvageable plants: If your plant is looking a bit down, don’t toss it out as it is often easy to get to the root of the problem. Most of the time, your plants will just need fresh potting mix. For longer lasting results and optimum growth, invest in a quality potting mix such as Scotts Osmocote PremiumPlus Potting Mix which is specially formulated to be rich in nutrients.
Paint your pot plants: New pots can be expensive, so if you are tired of staring at the old faded colours, try giving it a fresh coat of paint. Not only will it get your creative juices flowing, it will also provide some great entertainment if you are struggling to keep the kids entertained on the weekend. If you are feeling extra artsy, purchase some stencils and create some new patterns.
Get crafty with old picture frames: If you have some abandoned and neglected picture frames that are just gathering dust in storage, get crafty and create some picture frame plants. Nail the frame to the fence or wall in your garden and place some moss in the hole of the frame. Once this is complete, plant some nice herbs, ferns or other green little guys in the moss. Not only does this create a wonderful aesthetic, kids will feel like they are in their very own enchanted, fairytale garden.
Grow your herbs and veggies from seeds: Although it might seem easier to plant veggies that have already begun to sprout, the truth is the more it’s grown, the more expensive it becomes. Purchasing seeds can save you a lot of money both up front and in the long run when you are revitalising or creating a veggie and herb garden. To maintain optimum growth in your newly revitalised veggie garden, make sure to use Scotts Performance Naturals Tomato, Vegetable and Herb Organic Based Fertiliser.