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Celebrating National Lawn and Garden Month in Your Mount Dora Home

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Fri, Apr 01, 2016 at 9:22AM

Did you know that April is National Lawn and Garden Month? With the arrival of this event—and the onset of springtime—now might be the perfect time to start the garden of your dreams or improve upon your current space. Today, we will be sharing a few ways to start a one-of-a-kind garden retreat from right at home.

Lead the way to your garden escape

If your garden space isn’t directly attached to your house, you’ll want to make getting there a little easier. Use stepping stones or bricks to create a designated walkway toward your outdoor oasis. Consider lining the path with lights for safer nighttime walks.

Dress up your space

There are plenty of ways to dress up your space to make it more comfortable, colorful and relaxing. Add an outdoor rug, for example, to cover up the pavement in your outdoor space. Decorations aren’t just for the indoors! Add accents like pillows and curtains to create a more enjoyable space.

Add lights for a relaxing ambiance

A well-lit space doesn’t just make nighttime relaxation possible—it makes it better, too! The addition of torches or string lights can make your garden retreat feel like a more personal, extravagant spot for entertaining and kicking back.

Take advantage of existing structures

You don’t need to revamp your outdoor space completely to make it work for you and your needs. Use existing structures like a pergola or outdoor archway to serve as a starting point for lighting and décor.

Provide spots for comfy seating

Even if you opt for garden furniture that’s lighter and less bulky than your patio pieces, you can still enjoy the same sense of comfort. Add comfy cushions to your café dining set, for example, or simple outdoor poufs or ottomans for casual, instant seating.

Surround the space with color

Of course, every good garden retreat needs plenty of color—so be sure to add some through the presence of your favorite flowers. You can opt for a multicolor design with a diverse mix of flowers, or choose more selectively and employ one key color scheme (such as blues, reds or yellows).

Keep it all bright and green with regular care

The key to any successful garden space is regular care. When cutting the grass in your outdoor oasis, avoid taking too much off at once (no more than one third of the total length at a time) to avoid “shocking” the grass and preventing growth. Prune and groom your garden flowers regularly to allow them to flourish and provide your space with color and fresh scents for as long as possible.

With the right tools and some creativity, you can transform your outdoor space into a garden oasis you want to keep coming back to. Use this space for special outdoor dinners or early morning reflections—whatever you’d like.


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