May is the advent of  outdoor living season and that means Atlanta garden maintenance and quick planting tips for easy entertaining. It’s also the season to celebrate graduations with a garden party.  To make the most of your landscape style and capitalize on the gifts Mother Nature brings, here are 3 quick tips to deliver a memorable celebration in your garden.

#1 Create Party Destinations with Pretty Pots of Color
It’s easy to create inviting garden destinations with an abundance of creative containers, earthy looking ceramics, Italian terracotta delights, contemporary urban zinc square edged, the choices are endless and come in all shapes and sizes. Varying heights keeps it interesting.  You can flank doorways, frame open steps, even define the entrance to your garden party easily with containers.  Part of the fun is packing in plant life so you have tall grasses with shorter flowering shrubs and the divine overflow of green trailing and creeping plants. Be sure to put a newly mowed lawn on your list of Atlanta garden maintenance, your containers deserve to be framed by the beauty of a fresh cut lawn and the that smell of summer.

#2 Frame Your Garden Paths with Blooming Borders
Perhaps the fastest way to add bursts of color while providing an inviting party gardenscape is with blooming borders. Whether your garden enjoys full sun or has a lot of shade, there are wonderful flowers you can plant in all manner of rich hues to add immediate invitation.  Cleaning your borders from accumulated winter debris and last season’s leftover plantings is perfect Atlanta garden maintenance before you get started with planting.

#3 Light Up the Night with Landscape Lighting
While we have the advantage of long days, you never want to forget the elegance of adding well balanced landscape and pathway lighting that comes on automatically as dusk sets in. Lighting provides more than just a mood, it also provides security so your guests know where to step and what they are stepping in. You’ll want to have pathways well marked and add uplighting to selected trees and container groupings. Often the shadows cast are as artistic as the plants themselves.  Ensure that your lighting becomes part of your regular Atlanta garden maintenance, replace burned out bulbs, adjust lighting top hats, and clean out flood lights that have been covered by debris.

For the ultimate shortcut in getting your Atlanta garden maintenance done before you celebrate, contact Marcia Weber Gardens to Love, we are here to meet all of your Atlanta garden design and landscaping needs from design and installation to special occasion only as well as regularly scheduled maintenance. We save you time and deliver the glorious garden you’ve been looking for.