The key to success in designing a landscape to dream? Planning, of course. Before making a border, it remains essential to have a good plan. in front and on the paper. But how? And most importantly, where to start? There is no need to be an expert at drawing to draw the outline of your flower bed as desired. Just follow a logical order. In four simple steps, here’s how a flowerbed, like an entire garden is taking shape.
Draw a basic plan, also known as the site plan. Put it all permanent structures such as homes, trails, pool or garden shed. If necessary, make copies of this plan in order to develop different ideas.
Add the outline of the flower bed, the walls or paths. Here, you can concentrate on the shape and practicality. Consider traffic, mowing the lawn and access to water or electricity. Create forms that are related to the overall look of the house and garden. Explore the possibilities.
Implement trees, evergreens and shrubs. Start with the larger plants. To avoid surprises, be sure to inform you in advance on adult height of plants before making your choice.
Place perennials, with enough free space of land for planting annuals. Of course, choose perennials depending on soil conditions, sunlight and existing hardiness. However, note also of the color and flowering time. Like most perennials are not always in bloom, also consider the color and texture of their foliage to enjoy an attractive garden year round. As for annuals, they allow to introduce a little change and bring a touch of color at all times thanks to the presence of flowers continuously.