Three Flower Garden Design Tips

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Three Flower Garden Design Tips | The Experienced GardenerHow often do you get to design a space? Think about it. Most of us had to wait until we got an apartment to really flex our design muscles – there’s only so much you can do with a bedroom as a kid.

And even as an adult, once you set up the living room once, when will you do it again? Redecorating is expensive, and constant change will drive your family nuts.

This is just one reason why designing a garden can be fun: it gives you a chance to be creative! But you’ll need a little inspiration to help you, and that’s why we’re here today.

Here are three flower garden design tips to consider:

1. Raise the garden bed

Do you know why you see so many raised garden beds? It really helps with pest/weed control and drainage. When your garden bed isn’t part of the greater lawn, it won’t be as susceptible to weed creep. Additionally, pests will have a harder time reaching it, especially if you put some bricks or rocks around it.

As for drainage, this is critical – you want the plants to get nice and wet without drowning them. Proper drainage will help prevent that.

2. Consider pest resistant varieties

You should plant things that make you happy, but we would recommend pest-resistant varieties. The battle against pests is as timeless and tiring as the battle against weeds, so picking strong plants is smart. You can do a little online research to find suitable blooms, and plant nursery workers can also provide some recommendations.

3. Embrace social media

I’m not telling you to start oversharing on Twitter – I think we have enough people doing that. But social media can still be great for a passive user. You are free to create an account and peruse Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter without ever contributing. Plenty of people do every day.

So why be on social media? To look for ideas. If you haven’t taken a home design idea from Pinterest, you’re missing out! Just look at this page of garden design ideas – cool, right? You can find plenty more inspiration on each social platform.

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