Most people associate flower gardens with the warm spring and summer months, which makes sense because spending time planting flowers and coming up with unique landscaping designs is a favourite pastime for many seasoned gardeners. To the untrained eye, creating a beautiful garden space may seem easy, but it actually takes a great deal of dedication, planning, hard work, experience, and the willingness to learn and practice proper garden maintenance techniques.
Certain plants have ideal conditions in which they thrive, and researching this is very time-consuming but rewarding in the end. If you’re a beginner living in a suburb like Brampton, then you must take the time to learn useful flower planting skills to successfully grow a garden that’s worthy of your neighbours’ envy. The following are a few helpful tips on how you can produce your dream garden.
Research Different Types of Flowers
Before you can even think about digging up your front yard or backyard, you should conduct a little research on the climate in your area and what types of flowers are most likely to thrive there. That way, you won’t waste your time or money on plants that will die shortly after being planted. Certain plants need very specific types of climates and soils to survive and prosper. Perennials are usually the most popular types of flowers because they don’t require as much work as annuals do; though, depending on the species, both are perfectly manageable in a variety of environments.
Create an Appropriate Design for Your Outdoor Space
Leafing through home and garden magazines is a great way to get ideas for your own outdoor space designs, but be realistic about what’s feasible in your own garden. Don’t get too carried away with over-the-top or exotic plants, especially if you’re a beginner. Construct an outdoor space that will perfectly suit the plants that you’re planning on cultivating there and always account for adequate amounts of exposure to sunlight for each plant. Be mindful of the fact that certain plant species require more sunlight than others and place the plants accordingly.
Enhance the Space with Hardscapes
Don’t underestimate the distinctive capability that hardscapes such as stones and large rocks have to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your green space. They serve also serve a practical purpose as accent borders surrounding your flowerbeds or even as stepping stones throughout your garden to protect your grass from being trampled.
Maintain the Soil and Water the Plants as Needed
Well-maintained soil will result in healthy, flourishing, and long-lasting blooming plants. If your soil is weak and lacking in nutrients, then this will transfer to your plants as well. Moreover, if you’re using soil that’s incompatible with your flowers, it can be detrimental to their prosperity. Take the time to learn what kind of soil each plant needs and set a strict water schedule so you don’t risk over-hydrating or dehydrating your plants.
Hire a Professional Landscaping Company
If all else fails and you’re not totally confident in your gardening skills, then you might want to consider consulting or hiring a professional landscaper. At Forever Green Lawn & Landscape Inc., we have over 20 years of landscape design, construction, and maintenance experience. We’ve worked all over Toronto and the GTA, so we’re highly knowledgeable with the climate in these areas and what types of plants are most appropriate for these locations. For more information, please call us at (905) 454-0875 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.