Article Written By: Sue Both
Often people relocate in the beginning of the New Year starting new jobs or new beginnings. New beginnings often mean new gardens. When you are planning a new garden, keep this handy tips in mind.
- Group the same plants together – you can create a bigger impact.
- Create layers – a top layer or high shrubs and trees, a middle layer with smaller shrubs and perennials and a lower layer consisting of groundcovers and annuals.
- Mix evergreen and deciduous plants together – that way you will not have a bare garden in winter.
- Keep bedding lines simple.
- Alternate plants with different textures, leave shapes and colours.
- In a formal garden, use even numbers of the same plant and in an informal garden uneven numbers of the same plant.
- Start of by doing your structural elements in the garden along with slow growing plants.
Starting a garden from scratch is often easier than revamping an old garden. By planning your garden from the start you can save a lot of money and future maintenance.