A well-kept flower bed serves more than simply aesthetic purposes; it also promotes plant health. If you’re nervous about planting a new flower bed this spring, here are some simple guidelines to follow. If you can find the perfect source of motivation, you may turn your garden into a visual masterpiece in Salt Lake City.
Keep In Mind the Need for Sunlight and Water
Plants that can survive in direct sunlight should be used in a flower bed situated in a sunny area. The same holds true for shady areas of the garden, where plants adapted to either partial or total shade should be used.
A Look Into The Future
One of the most important things to remember when planning your flowerbed is to account for the varying mature sizes of the plants you’re considering. The trick is to imagine the finished product of your garden, even if it means starting with a small planting area. After all, in a few months, your flowers will have much more petals, will be taller, and will have more vibrant colors; therefore, you don’t want to crowd them too much now.
Consider the Shapes, Colors, and Textures
Think about picking a color palette, such as monochrome, harmonic, or complementary. Don’t just throw a bunch of different colors into the garden all at once if you’re going for a rainbow effect. Keep in mind that not all flowers will open at the same time. Incorporate plants with varying flowering periods to provide aesthetic appeal all year long.
The form and texture are also crucial factors to think about. Include plants with a range of sizes and shapes, including short and long stems, round and spear-shaped leaves, and small and large blooms, for the maximum visual appeal. Distribute these differences to create visual harmony in the garden.
Combine Annuals With Perennials
Perennials provide structure to your landscape by anchoring the floral bed. Since perennials keep coming back year after year, they also make spring planting less of a hassle. However, you could wish to add some annuals so that each summer is unique.
Think About The Height Of The Plants
Depending on where you get your flower seeds, they can all end up being around a similar height in your garden. It is important to know the eventual height of your plants so that you may place them appropriately in your flower garden.
The idea is to build a wall of plants that will act as a “canvas” against which the rest of the flowers may be displayed. Put your tallest, fullest bushes in the back row of your garden for a dramatic effect. The middle row is for the perennials that are medium in size. Complete the look by planting a front row of low-growing annuals and perennials of varying colors. Once all the plants have matured, a garden bed that has been carefully stacked will have the most visual appeal.
Add a Focal Point
Include a focal point in your flower bed by adding a piece of garden art, a bird fountain, or an attractive tree. This draws the eye in and provides a focal point before the rest of the garden is explored.If you want your flower garden to last for years after you’ve planted it, you need to be ready to give it the attention it needs. Leave it to Millburn Landscaping & Design if you don’t feel up to the challenge! We can maintain your flower beds looking fresh and beautiful year after year. Get your free quote on any project by contacting us today.