This is what I started with. It wasn't completely hideous like some of my other makeovers, but it had no personality and I knew I could make it better.
How to Transform a Small Garden Area
I've done lots of garden makeovers at our fixer upper home and this is one of my favorites. It's a little shade area that's right off of our patio. It gets hardly any sun, so I had to go with shade plants. Perhaps you have a little area in your yard that could use some makeover help. I hope this inspires you to get it done.
I like to start with a clean slate, so the first thing I did was dig all of the plants out. There's a peony that had buds on it, so I decided to leave it for now and relocate it in the fall.
I tossed the weeds and undesirable plants like ostrich fern and relocated some plants to other gardens.
Next, I position the plants where I want them and step back to take a look. Then I rearrange and repeat the process until I have everything just how I want it.
Next comes the digging and planting. I basically dig a hole about twice the size of the root ball on the plant. Add a little Osmocote in the bottom of the hole and mix it it.
Then I simply plant each plant and back fill with soil around the roots, gently tamping the soil down. Easy peasy!
When I have all the plants planted, I add a good layer of shredded wood mulch. Don't skip this step! Mulch helps to keep the weeds down and moisture in the soil, so this will be a low-maintenance garden.
After adding a few touches to give this little shade garden some character, here is the after. I love the way it turned out! If you'd like to see more of this makeover and other garden makeovers, stop by Gingham Gardens and check it out: Small Shade Garden Transformation.
Do you have a little area that could use a makeover? I encourage you to tackle it and make a garden you'll be proud of.
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