One of my favorite things about our urban homestead are the beautiful colors that decorate the outside. I was raised on a homestead with every color and fragrant aroma imaginable and it's delightful to see the birds, bees and hummingbirds that they all attract. This is especially important because without these “pollinators” you'll struggle to get a rich fruit and vegetable harvest.
When it comes to planning out your landscaping, my recommendation is to let your heart be your guide. One of my favorite verses really rings true for this:
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will gives you the desires of your heart” ~ Psalm 37:4
The best part is that you really can't go wrong, and it all will all look beautiful!
If you don't know where to start or if you're looking to spruce up your current arrangement, I put together a few front yard landscaping ideas for you. I thought it best to walk around my urban homestead and take some photos and let the pictures be our guide. When setting up your own yard, let your creativity reign and (most important) choose plants that you LOVE! This is the secret to true gardening happiness. 🙂
And last of all, here's me getting all sweaty & dirty on my urban homestead. Hey, I'm as girly as it comes, but when it comes to tending my gardens, you just gotta throw the gloves off and get into the soil! And here are the best things:
- It gives me an opportunity to have special time with the Lord in prayer.
- It gives me special time with my kids as I teach them the ropes.
- It gives me peace and solace.
- It gives me a sense of being connected with the earth and my Maker.
- It helps me stay fit and healthy.
And it's a way of life that I truly love!