2020 might just be the year of the garden, with everyone and the dog undertaking easy, DIY gardening renovations while being stuck in lockdown. With that in mind, here are ten easy gardening projects you can undertake over the next couple of months if you're interested in sprucing up your home-life environment.
Grow Sweet-Smelling Wildflowers
Lavender, daisies, and, of course, native varieties including Heath Banksia or Flannel Flowers are a great way to spruce up your garden without spending hours cultivating. Just grab some seeds and water! More than, pretty wildflowers also attract bees, butterflies, and all manner of natural wildlife.
Paint Pots & Upcycle
Got a rusty old terracotta? Don't throw your pot away! Paint it with bright colours and geometric patterns for a visual pop to your garden-scape. Otherwise, you can always look to upcycle various items from your garage and home. Maybe you've got an old bicycle, bathtub, or even some tires you'd like to transform into a garden centerpiece.
Perfect for small space gardening, check out this article on verticle planters for ideas on your next wall of green.
You can find unique ideas for collecting rainwater here. A simple concept that more gardens need, especially during Australia's hot summers. An added benefit leaving out containers filled with water in your garden gives thirsty bees a much-needed drink while they're busy pollinating the flowers. Win-win.
Plant An Edible Garden
A great way to enjoy plants that you can also snack on. Planting a herb and/or veggie garden is a great project to undertake during quarantine fand helps reduce plastic waste as well as being a fantastic learning experience. Find out how to plant an edible garden here.
Will you try any of these at home while waiting out quarantine? Please let us know if you do! Contact us or tag us on socials with #lucysflorist. We'd love to see what you do.