Spring has sprung, trees are budding, and flowers are blooming! We all know what that means: it’s time to prep and plant your garden!
When it comes to investing your reverse mortgage payout into your home, there may be no better investment than into your garden. You can make any adjustments you have always wanted to make while saving money by growing your own food or floral arrangements…plus, it provides some major health benefits as you age! Read on to discover some ways to upgrade your garden with your reverse mortgage payout.
Plan a Layout
Whether you already have a plot you’ve been using for years, or you are starting from scratch, the first thing you will want to do is decide how much space you have available or want to use for your garden.
Once you have that set-aside, it’s time to think: do you want a standard flat patch or raised beds? Tiered lawn boxes, or tilled earth? A stone walkway, or a dirt path? Maybe a mix of any or all of these things? The sky’s the limit for your imagination!
As with planting anything, the next step is to turn a little TLC to your soil content. Does your natural soil contain the right nutrients, or do you need to invest in some bags of soil from the local garden supply store? What about using compost? By checking the nutrition of your soil, you can help to guarantee your plants will flourish!
“Variety is the spice of life!” Isn’t that how the saying goes? Well, that is especially true when it comes to your garden!
Why stick to just a standard vegetable patch?! There are no rules for what you can and cannot plant! A healthy mix of herbs, vegetables, fruit trees, berry bushes, and shrubs will not only provide a more well-rounded diet and be visually beautiful; it will also help to draw in pollinators!
Some less common choices to include are:
- Amaranth (a great alternative for spinach)
- Bottle gourd (great for crafting or decor!)
- Purple cauliflower
- Currant bushes
Love greenery, but indoor planting is more your thing? No problem! Whether you have an enclosed porch that you want to turn into a greenhouse, or you just want to create the feel of an indoor garden in your living room, cultivating an indoor garden has never been easier…or more popular!
Utilize a mix of plants ranging in light needs, as well as a variety of types: succulents are a great start, as well as hanging plants like pothos! Turn your room into a warm, inviting living jungle that will get you compliments again and again, while bringing you joy every day!
Alternatives to Gardening
Is gardening not really your thing? Do you have a friend that is also trying to find ways to invest their reverse mortgage in enjoyable ways? Check out our list of other hobbies you can pick up using your reverse mortgage payout!