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Garden Design Tips

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  • 30-03-2017
Garden Design Tips

Garden Design Tips

Plant Growth

Offer your plants space to develop. If you need to have a thick, full garden early on, plant with the idea to transfer or get rid of some plants as they develop. You can also plant quick-developing,   "filler" plants to  increase the volume of  your plantings temporarily.

A few favorite fillers include butterfly bush, high verbena, delphiniums and golden tree mallow.

Planting Distance

Location any plants more than 30 to 36 inches tall should be  least two to three feet back from any path and patio edges.  Otherwise, these areas may feel confined and congested.

If you want to display a rose on an arch or a pergola over a pathway, consider thornless, aromatic old garden roses.  Some  examples  include  'Zéphirine Drouhin' ,'Mme. Legras de St. Germain' and 'Reine des Violettes'.


Lawns may be pricey and difficult to maintain.  No other surface is quite so diverse, so comfy for lounging.  The lawn is  durable and flexible for playing on. No planting can take the kind of foot traffic that lawns frequently withstand. 

Grass is an unique garden function. Do not waste the effort of having a lawn where low-maintenance patio, paving or plants may serve just as well.

Do not skimp on the turf for places where you'll enjoy it. Green turf can also offer balance to flower  beds and borders.


Flowers add an appealing charm. Some plants provide more than just blooms. Look past the flowers. Think about  fruit, foliage, color,  and texture. Spring and summertime might be the best time to display flowers.  But autumn turns the leaves of  plants and fruiting branches.

Include Comforts

The correct plants, used the proper way, can include convenience and usefulness to your garden. 

Conifers or broad-leaved evergreens may protect your garden from severe winds. Large-scale perennials or decorative turfs can make an "immediate" privacy screen.

Trees or a tall shrub border can supply a shade  in the heat of a summertime's afternoon.

Plan Ahead

If you are setting up or digging in your garden, think about laying down electrical cables and irrigation piping under the ground. 

In a few years, you may be glad you did. Electrical wiring and pipes are simple to set up later on if the piping is already there.  You won't need to interfere with the settled plantings or rip up your paving.