Basic Steps for Garden Design
1 - The Sleeping Garden
Think about the winter look of your Garden. What might you need to alter or add to make the winter garden look great?
2 - Trees
Be mindful of the final size, height and width, the tree will grow to be. Are there wires above the tree? It is unfortunate when a beautiful tree has to be hacked by the utility workers when a little bit of planning would prevent that.
Notice how the sun travels across the sky over your garden.
Fall is a good time to plant trees.
3 - Shrubs
3 - Shrubs
Shrubs can give your garden much:
Think of the final size of the shrub and space them appropriately. Each plant should have adequate room for sun and air. Some keep their foliage all year.
4 - Perennial & Biennial Flowers
Perennials & Biennials can save you expense because they come back with proper care, and many increase in number. Perennials come back every year. Biennials come back from seed the first year, then they flower the 2nd year, and drop seed to start the cycle again.
5 - Annual Flowers
Use these as accents as they do not usually return the next year, but can really set the garden off beautifully.