Tips to create a beautiful vegetable garden

For many homeowners, one of the great pleasures of owning a house is having the space to plant a garden to grow fruits and vegetables. While a vegetable garden is incredibly rewarding and can help you and your family eat better for less money, gardens don’t always look that great. Sure, fruits and veggies have their own kind of beauty, but it’s safe to say that next to a flower garden or the more traditional methods of landscaping, they don’t stack up.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Vegetable gardens can be a vibrant, nutritious and stunning piece of landscaping that adds serious curb appeal to your house. In fact, if done right, your fruit and vegetable garden could really help you when you go to sell your home.

Here are some easy tips for a beautiful vegetable garden.

Add flowers. Break out of the utilitarian rows and think of your vegetable garden as an arrangement with different plants contrasting and complementing one another. Flowers play a big part in such an arrangement. A mix of flowers will add beauty and attract pollinating bees that help your veggies grow!

Raised garden beds. You don’t have to plant everything straight in the ground. With a combination of potting buckets and beds you can add texture and depth to your garden. This technique also has the benefit of allowing you to use a variety of soils to grow different plants.

Eat the rainbow. When you think of color in a garden, most people think of flowers and fruits. But leafy greens like chard, purple kohlrabi, red-leaf lettuce and some types of kale can bring an enchanting variety of color to any garden.

Add some ornamentation. It’s surprising how many people don’t think a bird’s nest or small statue belong in a vegetable garden. Once you stop thinking of your vegetables as vegetables and more like beautiful gardens in themselves, a whole new world of possibilities will open up.

Other ideas. There’s a lot more you can do. For example, think of how impressive your garden will look with a stone walkway between the bunches of food, or beans creeping up a wooden structure you built. You can also get creative and build an enclosure for your garden that goes beyond just chicken wire.

For more advice on how to beautify your home and get it ready to sell, contact a Coldwell Banker Hedges Realtor® today. They know Cedar Rapids and can help you get top dollar for your home.

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