Article Written By: Sue Both
GardenShop’s GardenGuru

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.

  1. Group the same plants together – you can create a bigger impact.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix evergreen and deciduous plants together – that way you will not have a bare garden in winter.
  4. Keep bedding lines simple.
  5. Alternate plants with different textures, leave shapes and colours.
  6. In a formal garden, use even numbers of the same plant and in an informal garden uneven numbers of the same plant.
  7. 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.