Nothing adds more beauty to your property than the variety of plant life that Mother Nature has to offer. When it comes to your flower beds, it takes a certain amount of planning to get the results that you are after. Matt Myette Landscaping is here to share some tips to help you plan the perfect flowerbed.
How to Plan a Flower Garden
The first step in creating the perfect flowerbed is to designate the space to do so. This means preparing the soil and knowing the type of soil you are working with. You can purchase a soil testing kit so that you can better choose plants that thrive in the type of soil you are working with. Another important thing to know if your frost cycle. You need to know what zone your location is in so you can choose the right plants that will thrive in that climate. And last, but not least, you need to know your flowers. What types of flowers do you want to see in your flowerbed, and what types of flowers thrive in your area?
Landscape Color Palette
If you want a flowerbed that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, choose flowers that work well together. Different shades of the same tone can be very pleasing to the eye without seeming too overwhelming to look at. Choose flowers that have colors that compliment each other nicely. Sometimes too much variety can seem exhausting to look at rather than peaceful and serene.
Principles of Flower Bed Garden Design
When choosing the right plants for your flowerbed, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.
– Flower Shapes: Flowers come in every shape and size imaginable. Try mixing different shapes together as you explore what works best together. You may find that some shapes works better together than others.
– Repetition of Flower Patterns: When you have several flowers with the same shape, color or size together, the repetition can be pleasing to look at. Create strategic repetition to completely your flowerbed.
– Plant Layers: Obviously, if you have picked some tall plants, they should go in the back while the shorter or lower to the ground plants should go toward the front of your beds. These layers are important and work together to create flow in your flowerbed.
– Garden Fragrance: Nothing is better than walking by a flower garden and smelling the sweet aroma of fragrant flowers. Decide whether or not you want to plant any fragrant flowers in your flowerbeds.
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Planting flowerbeds can be overwhelming. This is especially true if this is the first flowerbed that you have ever planted. For those that are intimidated by the thought of planting their beds, you can rely on the landscaping experts at Matt Myette Landscaping to work with you to create a breathtaking flowerbed for your yard. We have the training and experience needed to help you achieve your landscaping goals. Call us today!