How Do I Make a Nice Garden?
How can I make a lovely garden? Is it that simple? You may be surprised that it’s pretty easy to turn a bland, grey patch of lawn into an inviting, beautiful garden that all of your family members can enjoy. All it takes is some thoughtful planning and some clever ideas, and you could turn any ordinary garden into a quiet, relaxing retreat, country retreat or exciting al fresco eating spot on even a tiny budget.
The first step in creating unity in your landscape is to choose common flowers that grow throughout your community and are familiar to most people. Next, consider planting perennials as part of your landscape design. These plants will grow back year after year, providing colour and greenery throughout your garden and increasing the sense of continuity.
Perennials are the easiest way to incorporate common garden flowers into your landscaping. Perennials also create unity in your landscape because they do not need replanting each year. Instead, the new perennials that sprout up in the spring will provide colour and beauty throughout the entire season.
Next, think about planting similar looking plants next to one another. By doing this, you create visual interest and even harmony through your garden. For example, you may decide that planting black coloured flowers next to white flowers is visually attractive. Likewise, planting red flowers next to yellow plants will create a sense of contrast. The key to doing this successfully is knowing which plants complement each other, how big the plants are, how fast they grow, and what kind of soil conditions they require.
When you are planting your garden, note how much room the flowers you want to use require. Many plants will need more space than others, depending on the size and shape of the plant. Be sure to take this into account when you are planning your planting schedule. You can do your planting schedule by using an online garden planner or by following the planting instructions outlined in gardening books or magazines.
After you have decided on the plants you wish to use, think about colour. You can choose to plant all flowers in the same colour family. Alternatively, you can produce similar colours or mix and match different colours to enhance the effect. Some common colour combinations include using yellow, cream, white, red, orange and pink flowers. However, consider growing herbs, consider the type of herbs (weed and flower) and then decide whether you would like to plant them in similar or contrasting colours.
It would help if you also got rid of any weeds before you start planting your flower garden. To remove weeds, pull them into small pieces before you produce them. Next, thoroughly wash the area where you have removed the weeds. Also, use a garden hose or spade to get rid of leaves, roots and grasses on the ground. Once you have weed-free areas, fill in between with new organic soil and leave it to set.
You can decorate your garden with pots and planters in a variety of colours and shapes. Choose pots that are designed to hold specific flower species, such as tulips, gerberas or irises. You can complement your pots with exciting pots and planters with bright, intense colours or natural shades and tones.
Most flower pots and planters have come in several colours, but there is not usually an actual ‘pure’ colour. Banks with vibrant, pure colours are called brightly coloured, while those with subtle, natural hues are semi-translucent or shaded. In a greenhouse, it is best to use pots that match the plants’ colour.
Decorate your planters with beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds that love hanging around bright, warm colours. Butterflies and hummingbirds will add colour to your pots and planters, but they do require a lot of room. If you have a prominent farmer, you can place a butterfly or two in the middle and have an attractive colourful collection hanging over the open planters.
Most butterflies prefer warmer, drier conditions than those requiring more shade or moisture, so planters and pots in bright, sunny conditions are perfect for butterflies. In a greenhouse, you can fill the planters with water, allowing the butterflies to drink from it without having to worry about providing them with extra space.