The second week of May is National Wildflower Week. While clean and beautiful landscapes are all the rage, having a spot in your garden for a mini wildflower meadow will make a beautiful addition to your landscaping. To help inspire you, we have put together some information about designing a wildflower garden for Wildflower Week.
Besides providing a unique dimension to your landscaping, planting wildflowers has many benefits. Because of the grass you have to plant to support wildflower plants, it greatly reduces the amount of weeds that crop up in that section of your yard. Additionally, the wildflowers you plant can attract songbirds and butterflies to give your garden a truly magical effect. The garden provides a miniature habitat for these animals and can provide food for them as well.
The location of your wildflower garden should be in a sunny location that receives a minimum of six hours of sun. The garden will have to be watered frequently in the beginning, about twice a day, but after the garden is growing it will need little to no care. Seeding the garden will be a little tricky depending on your flowers chosen, so it is best to consult with a landscaping design professional to get it right.
There are a few things you can do when you plant wildflowers to create a lovely, eye-catching landscape feature. Besides some of the obvious items, like planting tall plants further back and shorter plants near the front, here are some wildflower garden design tips.
If you are not an experienced gardener, try these easy flowers for your wildflower garden.
April is Lawn and Garden Month which Second Nature has really enjoyed celebrating! Our life is making lawn and gardens look absolutely beautiful, so it was fun to have a whole month dedicated to our craft. April also happens to include Arbor Day and Greenery Day on April 29th as well as Earth Day on April 22nd, making this an awesome month for all things green and beautiful! Throughout the month we have been sharing some of our favorite tips and tricks to get a beautiful lawn and garden throughout the year. To end the holiday with a bang, we decided to compile our favorite spring lawn care tips to get your lawn looking spectacular.
Having a beautiful garden can make an outdoor living area really magical but is not the easiest task to accomplish. Here are some tips to start a flourishing garden.
Mythbusting Lawn Care
There are many, many myths surrounding proper lawn care. These are so commonly believed that only professional lawn care companies are knowledgeable about the best practices for long-lasting green lawns. Here are some common beliefs.
Myth: The shorter you mow your grass, the less often you have to cut it.
Fact: Too-short grass increases the risk of heat damage, drought, and weed invasion.
Myth: Spring is when you should eradicate dandelions.
Fact: It is more important to kill them off in your fall lawn maintenance to ensure they won’t seed in the spring and summer.
Myth: Spiked shoes is the best way to aerate a lawn.
Fact: Spiked shoes actually create holes that are too small to really accomplish aeration. Instead, aeration is best completed by extracting soil plugs.
Myth: I should water my lawn every day if I want my lawn to be green and lush.
Fact: The amount you should water your lawn is dependent on many different factors and requires more professional analysis to see success with a green and lush lawn. Overall, longer waterings less frequently are better than shorter waterings that are more frequent.