Either you’re choosing plants for your backyard or front lawn, we have some great tips to help you make your garden look gorgeous and help you choose the right plants.
A plant can sometimes be too big or too small for the spot it is occupying. You can make your gardening a lot easier by simply choosing the right plant for each spot in your garden. This is often referred to as the right plant, right place.
START BY ASSESSING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE
Pots, furniture, areas for hard standings and lawn these are the main things you need to keep in mind. Once, you’ve decided these things and happy with your designs, you need to have a plan where you want your beds and borders to be and what size, you can quantify these. This will help you to place your plants in order and will be very helpful while you’re buying the plants.
Does the soil tend to be wet, dry, or normal?
Good soil is a balance of these two basic parts of a good soup. You’ll see a lot of terms like loam and silt, these are just ways to describe the relative amounts of inorganic and organic blends in a soil. Both loam and silt are great soils for gardeners because they have a relatively well-balanced mix of components and are considered to be very fertile, which just means there’s lots of good soup to grow plants in.
You need to have an idea of what type of soil your garden has, look out for plants that have information on the label. or you can buy a simple pH test for soil which will help you with your planting scheme.
The Plant Selection
Pick three colors & one texture
repetition, In the early stages of planning. Pick a color scheme (burgundy, blue, and chartreuse) and a texture (prickly conifers) to recur in the garden. repeat them just enough to give them prominence.
lavender and pelargoniums are a great choice, as well as shamrocks. If you are a beginner, you may choose to hold off growing roses, as they are notoriously high-maintenance.
The ever-present color scheme and texture maintains a cohesive look, even as new plants are introduced. Aucuba, vinca, ferns, and hosta are all worth considering – they’ll give the space plenty of greenery and substantial ‘body’, as some can be quite large.
These plants will stay in your garden for years – if treated properly.
Plant in bulk numbers for maximum impact. As opposed to planting in rows, interlock the garden’s many elements. Group plants in threes or fives or if you have more room multiples of odd numbers to create broad swathes of color.
HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL PLANTING SCHEME
Don’t be afraid to fill gaps in beds with plants and flowers – the most beautiful beds, borders, and pots are teaming with color and multiple heights. Often shade goes hand in hand with dryness, as large trees take up lots of water and nutrients so shady areas can take longer to establish, so patience is vital.