Everyone knows those neighborhoods with the big, beautiful trees, flower beds, and other landscaping dream items. Those neighborhoods are the ones everyone wants to live in—they’re so peaceful and calm. If you look around your neighborhood and feel a little lackluster, you may be interested in some ways to beautify your community.
Start a Community Garden
Many communities, especially in urban areas, start community gardens in their neighborhoods. These provide spaces for you and your neighbors to plant things you’ve always wanted to grow. You can even plant food seeds and share the harvest as a community.
A community garden is a fun way to bring the whole neighborhood together and create a more beautiful place to call home.
Plant Some Trees
Planting trees is a wonderful way to add some character to a neighborhood and make a difference that will last over time. Trees may start as small saplings, but 100 years from now, they will stand as tall and beautiful monuments to the efforts you made to make your community beautiful.
Don’t go around town planting random trees on a whim, though—you may need to check with your city before you do any planting. There are many infrastructural factors to consider before planting new trees.
Invest in Local Artists
Another way to add beauty to your community is by investing in your local artists. Work with your city or neighbors to pick out spots around your town, then commission local artists to paint, decorate, or build sculptures for them. These additions make your community shine a little brighter while fortifying a rich culture and supporting local businesses or creators.
There are so many other ways to beautify your community. These are a great start and will work with any town or city. Get a conversation going with your neighbors to drum up some interest in making your neighborhood more beautiful.