Pike Nurseries: Landscaping your mailbox

If you spend time tending to your lawn and garden, then why not give a little love to your mailbox? After all, it is the first thing people will see as they arrive to your home! Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to decorate your mailbox and give it some "pizzazz" to connect it to your overall outdoor décor!

Create a bed

  • Create a bed with a circular or triangular shape for a colorful show to complement or contrast with your home's color theme. Think about Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers when you create your beds.

Plants for Height

  • A tall and upright plant
  • Place in middle of the bed if it will be viewed from all angles or at the back of the bed if it will only be viewed from one side

Plant options:

-Hellebores Gold Collection
-Autumn Ferns
-Any small shrub (Loropetalum, Holly, Boxwood & Dwarf Globe Cedar)

Plants for "width" and color

  • Medium size plants that "fill" in the garden
  • Place around the thriller plant

Plant options: (Heuchera for its foliage color, Violas – great winter color, Pansies, Ornamental cabbage and kale)

Plants for Color and Texture

  • Plants that are low to the ground, and softly trail over the ground / Gives the bed a softer, more cottage garden look.
  • Place at edge of bed

Plant options: (Ivy, Vinca vine)

  • Train vining plants-clematis, roses, honeysuckle or climbing hydrangea--to cover the mailbox and post

Add visual interest

  • Add a planted container garden to your bed to give the bed a focal point. Use statuary/stones as a focal point.

Tips to Remember

  • Make sure that your address is still visible somewhere on your mailbox.
  • Adhere or paint numbers on the post of a mailbox, which is at the street.
  • If your mailbox is on your house, you can place numbers anywhere on the house next to the mailbox.

This Week: Shrub and Tree Sale-20% to 50% off!

This week all Trees and Shrubs will be on sale at all Pike Nurseries Locations.

Check out www.PikeNursery.com and www.pinterest.com/pikenurseries/ for more great ways to bring the joy of gardening into your home.

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