Flower arranging is an art that extends to planning your own landscaping. Some people prefer a natural looking garden, while others choose something more formal and “put together”. Although planning your garden layout can be daunting, there are many simple things you can do to make your design stand out.
Start with a color theme
Start with a neutral palette, then incorporate a splash of color and texture into the design. Whether it’s a new shrub, a flower bed or a pathway, these variations will add interest to your space. Also, remember that some plants are seasonal, so consider incorporating them into your landscaping.. For example, you can use them as a year-round accent plant or theme.
Create a Floral Garden Centerpiece
A focal point is always a good idea, and if you don’t have enough space to work with, you can always use flowers that bloom at different times of the year. A flowerbed or perennial garden will give you years of enjoyment, but consider using annuals or shrubs if your space doesn’t allow for them. You can even use an existing tree or plant to create this feature.
Use colorful containers
Containers such as urns are great for gardening because they allow you to use varied vegetation with a mix of colors in a small space. Depending on the season, you can arrange them in an exciting pattern or place them in a line. Use containers filled with annuals or perennials as well as succulents and sedums.
Incorporate garden features
Landscape styles vary from formal to natural; it is important to choose elements that will go well with your aesthetic. Choose plants appropriate for the location and the season; some plants may be more suited to warmer climates while others are better suited to cooler locations.
If you are working with an existing garden design, remember that some plants will grow better than others. For example, roses love shade while tropical plants like palm trees need lots of sun. When choosing other garden features like stepping stones, fences, and patio furniture, consider how they will fit into the style of your space.
Once these things are prepared, you can create an attractive space that reflects your personal style. The more you plan before starting construction or renovations, the easier it will be for you to create a unique garden.