Looking for some new methods to spruce up your garden? If so, then you should definitely check out what these redditors did. Just take a look at these amazing before and after photos!
Taken January 10th
Taken May 2nd
The difference after only 4 months is astounding!
From dull and dry patches of land with little to no vegetation, he managed to create a thriving garden filled with greenery and colorful flowers.
The redditor explains that he started “breaking the ground” by building two 6ft x 2ft planters that went along the back of the fence. Then he cemented some posts in the ground to create a simple muscadine trellis.
After that, some pretty roses captured his attention in his local home improvement store so he bought a planter pot and put it in the corner. He explains that these wildflowers are easy to get going and great for attracting beneficial insects!
He also set up a trellis for his blackberries so they weren’t crawling on the ground.
His effort definitely paid off – just imagine sitting here and sipping fresh coffee on a warm summer morning!
Take a look at this nine month transformation!
This redditor from Western Australia shares how he completely transformed his garden from a boring dry landscape to a lush and thriving oasis.
He focused on improving the soil first by adding compost, organic fertilizers, and soil wetting agent to his dry and hydrophobic garden soil. He then planted some annuals to get roots in the soil.
By the end of the summer, he cut back the annuals and added some compost to prepare the soil for planting winter veggies.
As you can see, instead of a regular lawn he used shrubs, wildflowers, and some low-growing plants to add greenery that still produces fragrant little flowers great for attracting pollinators.
“This looks fantastic! Well done you and all your hard work.”, “That looks absolutely beautiful, congratulations”, “I love before and after pics. Thanks for sharing! Looks great! You did a good job there!” – are just some of the positive comments!
Why Biodiversity Matters
Biodiverse gardens are definitely better than a simple thick green lawn. Not only are they good for the environment, but they are also more aesthetically pleasing!
Lawns usually require a lot of maintenance, especially when it comes to watering requirements. Did you know that landscape irrigation uses over 9 billion gallons of water per day in the United States?
However, you can plant some drought tolerant wildflowers that will make your garden look more cheerful and also save you some money.
In addition to being great lawn alternatives, biodiverse gardens are also extremely useful for supporting local ecosystems and attracting beneficial pollinators.
Around 85% of the world’s flowering plants are pollinated by insects like bees and butterflies, producing seeds and fruits that are vital sources of food for both humans and animals.
With pollinator populations already declining, creating a biodiverse garden would help tremendously since it provides both a natural habitat and a food source.
Creating it takes time and patience, but the rewards are well worth the effort!
By providing habitat, food sources, and a nurturing environment for diverse forms of life, you can contribute to the conservation of local ecosystems while enjoying a vibrant and enchanting outdoor space.
I hope you found this article interesting.
Until next time!