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8 Tips to Help You Design a Stunning Flower Garden Landscape

Posted May 5, 2020 by in Lifestyle
Woman holding a flower

    

Flowers add life to any home or landscape. They are the beauty of spring but also make the surroundings look more beautiful. Since a home is a place you love to live. Add flowers to your landscape for some color, warmth, and texture. Therefore, to make your home appealing and inviting add some, annuals, perennials, and blooming shrubs to your landscape.

Also, many landscaping ideas can help you create a stunning outdoor living space. For instance, you can dress your driveway, add height with planters and baskets, and planting flowers that allow you to enjoy color all year round.

Use the tips below to help design a stunning flower garden landscape:

Smelling marigolds

Study Flower Characteristics 

Since there are many types of flowers that you can grow in your garden. You must study what their characteristics are before planting them to be part of your landscape. A stunning flower garden needs several kinds of flowering plants. Either it is seasonal bulbs, the easy to grow marigolds, sweet-smelling hyacinth, vines, ornamental grasses, the list is endless.

Studying this will help you know what flowers grow best in your area, and the care they need, the limitations and benefits that they have, and the textures and colors that they offer.

Decide the Garden’s Shape and Size 

Before you start your flower garden to create your colorful spring landscape. Determine how you want the flower garden to look. The shape should take the size it will cover to have an idea of how to plan it. Either you arrange your flowers in arranged shapes of petite corner beds to expansive rectangles. It will help you get an idea that will fit perfectly with your landscape.

Once you choose the area, size, and shape. Check how it will look at various angles if you will need a path for accessibility. If you are a beginner, start small and expand after the first trial is successful and you can inspire to go bigger later if you wish.

Have a Focal Point 

The focal point gives the eye a place to start admiring the landscape as you move to the rest of the flower bed. This is essential if you aim to have a stunning landscape. Also, it applies to all gardens whether they are small or big. Try anchoring a large flower bed with shrubs in the corner and plant a particular type in the middle of the borders. This creates a focal point and you can progressively add it to your flower garden.

Give your garden focus, for instance with a garden art piece, as it gives it a perfect flow and people can take it in with ease as they study it.

Choose Complimentary Flowers 

Flowers that go well together help in creating a stunning flower garden landscape. Also, as you consider how best they complement each other. Consider their foliage as it gives color when the blooms wilt and provide the necessary texture. Although it is tricky getting the color combinations right. The color wheel can help you know the best complimentary flowers.

For instance, colors close to each other like red and purple look lovely together and those across from each other like yellow and purple. Determine what color your flowers are and coordinate with the color wheel for a lovely visual.

Alternatively, if this is a challenge plant shades of the same hue, like blue, they are stunning as well.

Assess Plant Height

No one wants flowers that are too tall that block doors and windows. Considering this is important to ensure your flower garden landscape looks organized and has a lovely symmetry. Therefore, as you choose your flowers, ask your florist of the plant’s height before purchasing them. Choose the tall plants for the back of the house and plant them along the border of the home.

If you want to incorporate tall plants, you can choose the island flower garden design where the tall plants go in the middle. More importantly, consider individual flower needs as short plants also suffer when shaded with the tall flowering plants

Select the Design Style

The flower garden design style can be a personal preference or in line with your home architectural style. Plus, the design you choose in many instances lend themselves to various types of flowering plants and limit you to others. For instance, you can choose a minimalist approach with a modern landscape.

For a mix and match approach, choose a cottage style garden design where you can have whimsical paths. Plus, a perennial cutting garden is best for you if you love bringing flowers indoors.

Consider a Visual Design Trick 

As you are aiming for a stunning flower garden landscape. Trying out some visual design tricks will help to have a flow and an ideal view. Hence, review bloom times of the flowers you want to plant. Those that have staggered bloom times and year-round bloom times. This helps to have a full-color garden in all seasons than having bare ones in some. Thus, combine different types of plants that provide, spring, autumn, summer blooms, and winter structure.

Through such a visual design trick, you will have a continuous stunning flower plant. Optionally, rely on the odd numbers trick, whereby you plant at least three of the same kind of the plant spaced or together. It creates cohesiveness to your flower bends than when it is one of each kind that feels less jumbled.

Mulch and Water 

These two are very important until flowers establish and after. At least an inch of water a week is important either from rainfall or watering. As you do this, watch your flowers bloom and keep growing and take in your flower garden landscape view.

Access your flower garden in the fall and check what did well and what you can change in the next spring. Through this, you can improve in your next spring garden look.