If you are looking for a great way of beautifying your outdoor space, whether you have sprawling acres of greenery or a garden with barely enough room for a shed, you can’t go wrong with creating your very own flower garden. Don’t panic and close the article just yet – you don’t actually have to be some sort of floral whizz to make a flower garden; it’s a fairly simple process! You don’t have to be incredibly rich either; you should be able to make a fabulous looking flower garden with an arrangement of inexpensive flora.
Here Are Some Tips To Help You Out A Little Bit; You Should Have A Gorgeous Garden In No Time:
1. Decide Where You Want to Put Your Flower Garden
For a good placement, remember that your flowers will only bloom their best if they are in contact with direct sunlight. More delicate flora will need a bit of shade, but too little is always better than too much – how will they photosynthesise without the sun? The size of your flower patch, of course, depends on the size of your garden and the size of your ambition. It can be as big or as small as you like, but we would recommend starting off small and building up – a smaller flower garden is much easier to maintain. If you want to stick to the very simplest solution, get a flower box. Easy!
2. Section Off The Area
Get some sort of border material – such as wooden planks, cement curbing or a simple stone border – to section off your flower garden. The latter is our personal favourite, as it looks understated but very classy.
3. Pick A Theme
You don’t need to have anything too specific in mind, but having a few particular items dotted about your garden can really help to tie things together. Some of the accessories that can mesh well with your flower garden (though it depends which types of flora you’re using) include outdoor lamps, wooden benches, a bird bath, trellises or even a fancy garden clock.
4. Work The Soil
Remove any weeds from the area, as well as grasses and obstructions that you feel might interfere with your flowerbed. Get rid of any large rocks and debris.
5. Choose Your Flowers
Now comes the fun part – you get to choose exactly what you want going in there! One of our favourite ways to see how the pros do it is by simply visiting our local botanical garden (for us, this is Ness Gardens in Cheshire) to get some inspiration. Not only does it make for a fab day out, but you also get loads of great ideas. For a comprehensive link to the botanical gardens near you, simply click here. That should make things a little easier! You can also look at other flower gardens in your neighbourhood to see what works well, then you have to get planting! Make sure to keep the roots protected when you’re transplanting, and keep as much of the pot soil intact as possible. From then on it should be smooth sailing – you now have a beautiful flower garden!