Planing, planting and maintaining a beautiful garden can be tricky, especially if you are new to gardening and have little experience with planing your new landscape. Knowing the tricks the pros use to keep there landscapes looking beautiful, and their plants healthy and free from disease can help ensure your garden is a stunning display of your efforts. The following tips are some of the most important, and are key to a beautifully laid out, healthy garden.
1) Dirt, Dirt, Dirt
An old garden saying goes, if you have $10 to spend on your garden, spend $9 of them on the soil! The dirt is the backbone to your garden, and despite all your best efforts, if your soil isn’t rich, nutritious, and balanced with good drainage, your garden will never thrive. Invest in compost, manure, top soil and organic material to create a perfect environment for your plants to grow in. What your plants need will vary depending on the region and type of plants, but the majority of gardens will need soil that drains well, has a good amount of organic matter, and is light enough that the roots of the plants can grow fast and thrive.
2)Use Odd Numbers In Your Plan
Planting in groups of odd numbers helps your landscape flow, and can give your garden a peaceful feel. Avoid using odd numbers as much as possible, opting for groups of 3, 5, 7, and 9 and you will be shocked by how it changes the feel of your garden. Of course, in some instances, such as a formal garden, even numbers are inevitable in some cases, but make sure you balance it to ensure optimal chi in your landscape.
3) The Power of Aromatics
Interspersing aromatics, such as Lavender and rosemary, in your garden can help deter insects and animals that eat your plants. The strong aroma messes with their delicate olfactory system and masks the smell of your other ‘delicious’ plants. This is a great way to cut down the amount of maintenance is needed by creating an environment that is conducive to healthy plants.
Planning and planting your first landscape can be challenging, but these tips can help you make sure you give you garden the best chance of thriving. Investing in your soil is the best way to ensure a thriving, gorgeous garden. Planting using odd numbers, and using your environment to repel pests is the best way to ensure you’re garden is beautiful.