Have you ever walked by someone and wondered what they were thinking? The combinations and types of plants don’t seem to make sense and are placed haphazardly everywhere. It’s important to choose different types and colors of plants for your garden design, but how do you know when you’ve gone too far? How can you make your garden design both focused and interesting?
Create a theme
Before you put any plants in, decide what you want to do with them. Take a good look at your lifestyle and where you want to plant, and consider the climate of the area. A tropical theme will be something you really want, but if you live in a very dry and arid climate, it will be difficult to maintain the garden.
Pick a color.
Once you’ve decided on a general theme for your garden, you’ll figure out what colors you like. While there are no certain rules for mixing plant colors, you definitely want to avoid planting things that clash (just as you would when decorating a room). In hot climates, you tend to get strong, bright colors, while in colder climates, you get calm, quiet colors. Pink will bring a relaxed feel to your garden.
Choose contrasting plants.
When choosing plants, pay attention to their consistency. Invoices create visual interest and appeal. Look for differences in the color, shape and size of the leaves. Note that some plants have soft, feathery leaves, while others have pointed leaves. Some plants have small, leathery leaves, while others produce large, shiny leaves. Of course, there are also many plants that have leaves that are usually purple, crimson or yellow. It’s not just the flowers you want to focus on; the texture and variety of the foliage can make your garden more attractive as well.
Choose the type of plant.
More than just flowers Even if you want to maintain the overall harmony of your garden, you should plant a variety of plant species, including small trees, evergreens, shrubs, vegetation, spring bulbs, perennials, vintage, and maybe even some creepers. Spring bulbs will start to bloom early in the garden and annuals will add color until perennials start to bloom.
You should stick with plants that require the same care and attention.
There is nothing more annoying than trying to grow healthy plants in the same area with different plant care requirements. For example, planting plants that need a lot of sunlight and water and only need partial sunlight instead of other drought-tolerant plants. You’d be surprised how many people do this without thinking about it. Then either water the plants that need water… Or don’t water them often enough for thirsty plants. In either case, one or the other species will eventually die and wilt.
Hopefully, these suggestions will help those who are unsure of how to plan their garden area and choose the right plants. Carefully reading maintenance labels will allow you to choose plants that are easy to maintain. Take the time to browse garden books and websites with pictures of your garden to better understand how to coordinate your garden and make it look beautiful. Congratulations on your planting!