We’re in the dog days of summer now, and your garden might be looking at little bit…well…sad. Super hot days are tough on your plants, and your garden might need a bit of sprucing. Here are some ways to make your summer garden as inviting as it was when you planted everything in the spring.
1. Make Vibrant Hanging Pots – If you’re working with limited space and things are feeling crowded, going vertical is a great way to do more with less!
2. Propagate Your Succulents – Sometimes your mid-summer garden just needs a little bit of filling out after the heat has fried some of your plants. Here’s a way to fill your space with more succulents for FREE!
3. Make Some Mulch – Have summer storms washed your mulch away? Fill it in with homemade wine cork mulch!
4. Make Stenciled Stepping Stones – Add a pop of color to your garden by stenciling your existing stepping stones. So simple!
5. Create Stepping Stones in a Cake Pan – Don’t have stepping stones? Make some! Here’s how to make pretty mosaic stepping stones in a nonstick cake pan.
6. Add a Bee Habitat – Invite pollinators into your garden with a homemade native bee habitat. x
7. Kick Mosquitoes to the Curb – Are you having a hard time enjoying your summer garden, because you get swarmed as soon as you walk out the door? Try adding some of these mosquito-repelling plants.
8. Add Some Recycled Containers – Fill in gaps in your garden with hardy plants in containers. The container ideas on this list are just a jumping-off point. What cool garden container ideas can you come up with?
9. Create a Bottle Border – Are your beds starting to spill over the rocks you used to line them? Replace those low rocks with upside down wine bottles to keep things neat, contained, and whimsical!
10. Add Some Garden Art – You don’t have to fill in all of the gaps with plants. My favorite thing about garden art like these homemade mosaic balls is that you don’t have to water them.