Warmer weather is the perfect excuse to spruce up your curb appeal a bit. But maybe you’re not interested in a huge project that will require a lot of work and take more than a weekend to complete. Check out the mailbox garden. It’s eye-catching, customizable…and best yet, it’s only as big and work intensive as you want it to be.
There are a few different ways to approach a mailbox garden. Here are some great ideas to incorporate to make your mailbox standout and give your home some added curb appeal:
Stones – Frame your mailbox gardens with stones
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Vines – Make sure maintain your visibility and there aren’t any thorns…mail carriers aren’t partial to thorns
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Wild flowers – For some natural color, check into wild flowers
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Color – Paint your mailbox a bright color like teal, or personalize your mailbox with a cool design.
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Before you begin your mailbox garden, here are some important things to keep in mind:
- Make sure it is still easily accessible and the numbers are visible
- Try to avoid flowers that attract tons of bees (in case your mail carrier is not a fast runner…)
- Choose flowers that don’t require a lot of maintenance