Beautiful Blossoms: How to Design the Flower Garden of Your DreamsPosted:
Statistics show that 41 million homes created or maintained their garden in 2018.
That resulted in an eyebrow-raising $47.8 billion spent on lawn and gardening in the same year. For these green thumbs, a beautiful flower garden is much more than a set of chores. It is a labor of love.
Here are some tips to help you start and grow flower gardens that will be a sight to behold.
1. Research, Research, Research
The bedrock of all good flower gardening is having in-depth insight about your plant before you hit the dirt.
You need to identify the flowers that can thrive in your type of soil. For example, if you fancy growing a rose bush, then research into how to grow roses in your garden will show you that loam soil is the ideal type for the flower.
Armed with such knowledge, you can determine if you have the ideal soil conditions for the roses. If not, a soil test can help you figure out in advance what you need to work on for a successful garden.
Carry out more research into frost cycles as well to ensure that your garden is fully prepared to survive seasonal changes.
2. Scout Your Site
Before you plant anything, you need to identify and understand the traits of the site your garden will sit on.
What do the topographic conditions look like? Is there enough light to sustain healthy flowers? What about moisture levels? All these are questions you must answer before introducing flowers to the site.
Moreover, you also need to access the space you have for your garden. A handy way to visualize how the end product might look like is to use a garden hose and ‘sketch’ out the shapes you can create on the site.
3. Select Your Garden Design
Choosing the design your garden will take is a fun part of the process. To begin, look at your home’s architectural design as it will speak to the model you pick, along with your references.
The type of garden design you pick will also dictate which flowers you can grow. For example, if your home features a more traditional design, a cottage-style garden that takes a mix-and-match planting approach is more suitable.
4. Pick Your Colors
Designing how your flower garden will show its beautiful color array is critical to achieving an exquisite garden look. Select flowers that offer variations of one color to create visual unity.
But achieving color unity does not mean that you give up on making your garden’s colors pop. Design part of the garden to feature plants whose colors contrast beautifully. For example, blue and yellow flowers can create visual harmony by contrast.
You can then separate these sections that have lively colors with neutral-colored plants to create balance.
To keep your garden looking colorful year-round, select perennial flowers that thrive in each season. The result will be a beautiful garden that doesn’t lose its color when the next season comes around.
Beautiful Flower Gardens Await You
Gardening is more than idling time. When you’re enthusiastic about creating exquisite flower gardens, knowing the right steps to take is critical to success.
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