Gardening has become a widespread hobby these days and for good reasons. It gives you a sense of fulfillment while also being good for the environment. There are no negative sides.
- So, what do we mean by decorating the garden more efficiently?
- Include verities
- Should You use Flower Plants on Vegetable Gardens?
- How important is the soil?
So, what do we mean by decorating the garden more efficiently?
It means to decorate your garden in a way that makes it look visually pleasing while being cost-efficient and space-efficient. Cost efficiency has a lot to do with choosing the right plant. It can be a flowering plant, a vegetable plant, or any plant of your choosing as long as it follows some basic principles. The space efficiency can be achieved through the planting method and the plant selection method. More on that topic later.
The topic of decoration also includes things like making the place interesting and a conversation starter. Let’s start with an intriguing factor. So, here’s what you need to do to make your garden look interesting, fresh, and tasteful.
To make your garden look livelier, you need to have a good selection of plants and flower plants. They need to complement each other and create an exciting blend. If you are looking to add some contrast in the overall beauty of your space, then you will have to play with colors and plant formations.
There are certain things that you need to keep in mind while you are picking the plants and flower plants for your garden. One of the crucial factors is plant compatibility, which we will discuss next.
Different types of plants go well with different kinds of plants. They are rudimental to each other and help in the overall process. You also have the environment combability.
How good will the plant do in the specific area you live in? Does the plant grow well in a humid environment? How much sun exposure does the plant require? Is the temperature ideal for the plant? All of these falls under the category of environmental combability. I have already mentioned the usage of flower plants in vegetable gardens, but I didn’t explain the reasons behind it. The decoration is easily one reason, but the use of a flowering plant is not limited only to decoration.
Should You use Flower Plants on Vegetable Gardens?
Experts will often encourage gardeners to plant a border of flowers around the perimeter of the garden. Some also encourage to plant the flowers among the crops. There are scientific benefits to this as the flowers attract beneficial insects.
The method mentioned above ingrates different aspects in the permaculture garden – makes the overall ecosystem more efficient, biodiverse, and low maintenance. It helps the beneficial insects in locating pests on the crops keeping things balanced. Flower plants like Calendula, California Poppy, German Chamomile, Cilantro, Nasturtium, and Sweet Alyssum are great additions.
How important is the soil?
Having fertile, healthy soil contributes to every aspect. It adds to the aesthetic and quality. Raises combability and reduces the requirement for maintenance. A soil test will provide you with an idea of your soil fertility and pH levels.
When planting plants, one of the most crucial skills is knowing how to use the correct spacing between each plant. Having overcrowded plants always equates to bad results, while too much space in between the pants causes you extra space. Collecting magazines and books on tree formation will help you determine correct spacing and plant lineup.
Use of Ornaments in Gardens
Ornaments are much more than just an afterthought. Ornaments can change your thinking process on how you choose to use your space and outdoor space. It changes the feel you get when you are near your garden. A lantern hanging from a tree makes your place look three times more pleasing. Using a wrought gate of iron not only marks the space but add visual value while keeping the animals out. Ornaments that are pretty yet practical and well placed can make the garden feel spiritually pleasing.
Get Creative with The Garden Entrance
If you have a small landscape, a sequence of passageways connected through discrete spaces, adds a mystical vibe. It adds expansiveness to a regular garden while making it look like it came out of a fairy tale. Decorate the entrance gate in a way that makes it seem like leaves are wrapping around the entrance gate. Place flower tops on each side of the entrance to make the whole thing pop.
Add a Lot of Lightings
Lightings will make your garden take a completely different form in the evening and night. Using varied contrasting colored lights will make your garden come to life. This is a place where you should feel relaxed, a place where you can relieve your stress. Adding lights is, both, practical and visually aesthetic. At night time the lighting helps you find your way around the yard, and lanterns keep the place warm and cozy in winter.
Use Plants as Ornaments
Many plants themselves are visually stunning. They are very symmetrical and geometrically shaped, while some can be pruned to look that way. Utilizing this method is the trait of a master gardener. It avails you to appreciate the serenity of the stunning green garden.
Use Foothill Sedge as a Complementary Element
This is a highly resilient plant that can be used as a substitute for grass. It looks stunning in a well thought out garden and compliments most other plants. It’s a humble little plant that’s very adaptable. According to GrowGardener, it’s easy to Propagate, a resilient plant that retains its shape, easy to propagate, and delightfully wild.
It is said to be targeted for gardeners who want to ascent their game to the next level. While it might be a bit of an exaggeration, It does blend high with its environment, and it looks great in any garden.
Have the right amount of realities in your garden to make it look more exciting and eye-catching. Be wary combability of plants by the environment and other plants that are present. Use flower plants creatively, choose the right soil, and do a soil test, make the entrance gate enjoyable, add a gate if you want, and include ornaments. Use lightings to make the garden pop and seek out other unique ways to keep things interesting.