Make a scene…
...and beautify your yard on a tight budget
EDMONTON — Ah... summer! The days are longer and the air is fragrant with blossoms and lawn clippings. This is a perfect time for new beginnings and first impressions.
Whether you have a new home in an area that is lacking in foliage or one that is nestled into a mature neighbourhood, your yard is the defining space that sets it apart.
How do you transform your home’s outdoor look to be welcoming at the front door and a refreshing respite in the backyard? We decided to tackle that challenge with a budget of $1,000.
Seeking out expert advice is always a good place to start. So we went to Sheryl Beuerlein, a St. Albert, Alta., entrepreneur who understands the importance of creating visually stunning environments. And she’s done more than add pizzazz to her own property. She’s growing a business: In Bloom Custom Container Planting.
In Bloom evolved as Beuerlein created arrangements for clients who wanted spectacular displays for front entrances and outdoor gardens, with free-standing planters, containers and window boxes. Serving residential and commercial clients, Beuerlein offers a range of services that include design plans, planting materials, container esthetics as well as maintenance recommendations. While Beuerlein leads the shopping expedition, her clients learn about the variety of plants that are suited for their home and how they work together.
For this project, we asked Beuerlein to design a container garden. With a budget of $250, Beuerlein put together a fresh display of cheerful yellow florals amid cool green foliage.
She used four square, black planters in various heights and sizes for visual interest.
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