Gardening and landscaping are fun, healthy, fulfilling hobbies that benefit our own wellbeing as well as our community and our planet. Here are tips on creating a beautiful landscape.
My number one advice to new gardeners is to be creative and have fun. Use colors, styles, & plants that appeal to you - Use garden art, structures, and seating areas to enhance the garden - Design a garden to be enjoyed by the whole family. The more a garden reflects who you are and the things that you love the more fun gardening becomes.
Find a garden center where you feel comfortable and inspired. Take notes while you explore their plants and landscape beds. Ask their employees for landscape ideas and solutions. Inquire about classes, clubs, and other educational opportunities they offer.
Join with others who enjoy landscaping and gardening. There are many gardening societies, clubs and social media groups that provide gardening information and inspiration. It is also an opportunity to view the styles of other gardeners.
Tips for starting a new landscape bed.
Take these notes with you when you visit your garden center. This will help you select the right size and type of plants for your circumstances.
Tips for bed construction and maintenance
With a little planning and hard work, you can have a beautiful garden that reflects who you are. So get out and express yourself through your garden
Written By 'Botanical Brian' Pirtle, Horticulturist