Home Improvement Tips: How to create a wonderful garden

By the resi financial blog team, 11 February 2014

New ideas for your garden

Having a great outdoor space at your home is a fantastic way of helping to improve the overall feeling and atmosphere of your property. Taking the time to nurture nature and grow your own private space - full of colour and wonder - can be one of the most satisfying things you can do to your home. 

But for the novices, it can be difficult to know where to start. With so many options and such a wide variety of ways to use plants, being a little overwhelmed in the home & garden store is to be expected! 

But never fear, here are some of the latest and greatest garden trends to adopt into your home, in order to take it from shabby to chic in no time.

Eat your produce

Planting a wide variety of edible vegetables in your backyard is quickly becoming an extremely popular addition to many people's gardens across Australia - and it's not hard to see why! 

Growing things like tomatoes, cherries, strawberries, quinoa and everything in between could be a great idea. These are all relatively easy foods to plant alongside your traditional, aesthetically-pleasing plants, which can be harvested and devoured by you and your family throughout the year. Investigating what types of things grow best in your climate will help you to succeed with these endeavours. 

Embrace bees for sustainability

If you're interested in a sustainable lifestyle, one of the things many people are beginning to dabble in is the inclusion of bees into their garden. These buzzing creatures are an effective way of helping to make your garden grow without the use of chemicals while also helping to increase the bee population. 

Without bees, many of the plants and vegetables you plant wouldn't be able to pollinate and grow, which could leave them withered, tired and - ultimately - dead. Planting a lot of different types of flowers can help to attract bees, which in turn will help your garden to grow as vibrant and robust as possible. 

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