Increase your property’s value by improving and maintaining the beauty of the gardens. For ideas, look at a house you admire and replicate some of your favorite planting designs. Or you can consult a landscaper or a garden design consultant.
Manage your time. There are many ways to tackle a large project without overwhelming yourself.
Start with the skeleton of a garden plan. This spring, start by creating the flower beds. Don’t be stingy. Make them large and voluptuous. Flower beds are the frame of your home. In addition, plant annuals and evergreens. If you can’t invest in large, permanent shrubbery, try planting perennials, annuals, bulbs and seeds this spring for seasonal burst of color.
While making the garden design plans, be sure to include plans for a walkway even if it is not installed this year. A walkway should always be 5-6 feet wide, wide enough for two people.
In the fall, plant perennials and add more shrubs or trees.This picture contains a Weeping Cherry Tree, some perrenials, and mums for fall color. There are also some hidden bulbs which will burst next spring with the Weeping Cherry.
Next spring you can add the finishing touches. The picture to the left contains a garden pond that was built one season, and the following season we added Boxwoods for winter color. In the spring, we planted bulbs.
Keep your garden design pristine: feed, weed, and mulch your garden.
Stay tuned for more information on spring and early summer planting, as well as tips for what to plant and buy. For more information about garden design, contact Stone Creek Landscaping.