Whether you are planning a small garden or a large landscaping project, choosing the best outdoor flowers for beginners can be difficult. Should you invest in perennials? Or should you choose to branch out and experiment with more than one type of flower garden? There is also the question of whether to go easy on the ornamental grass or to go all out and create a full flower garden? In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the basics regarding flower landscape designs.
Flower gardens can be designed around any number of focal points, including fences, walls and ponds. A fence can be built around your flower garden to define an area where you would like to plant beds. Some people choose to plant flowers that bloom only during the spring and summer months and include a small garden bench in their landscaping design. Others plant flowers that bloom throughout the year and use several different types of flower-garden bench covers.
Other people enjoy the simplicity and beauty of an open lawn space in the garden rather than the confinement of a flowerbed. In such a landscaping design, you may choose to plant hardy shrubs that will be able to survive even the most severe weather conditions. You can then include small stones in pathways and along the borders of your garden. To make your garden appear more natural, consider planting bushes that grow tall enough not to block the view of your feet. If you prefer a wild look, consider mixing shrubs, trees and flowers of different heights and colors.
Beginners who want a simple landscaping design should consider using a trellis system to frame their flower beds. A trellis is made from two poles and a framework on top that holds up the supporting pole. The frame can be constructed from metal or plastic. Trellises can add a rustic look to your landscaping design. Try and keep the design simple; choose only a few plants that are large enough to frame the trellis and arrange them in a pattern where they will be easy to follow.
Choose a focal point in your landscaping design that is not too close to your flowerbeds. This can cause your garden to look cluttered. A large tree or shrub that is placed in a prominent area in your garden will help define the overall design and create an aura of serenity. Another option is to incorporate water features into your landscaping design so that you can highlight certain flowers during the wet seasons.
Beginners are advised to avoid landscaping areas that are close to power lines and public utilities. As well as being unsightly, these areas can pose a risk to animals and humans if there is poor soil or the roots of certain plants are touching the power lines. It is also a good idea to avoid connecting large terraces or spreading out garden beds in close proximity to a structure such as a house or barn as this can prove dangerous if there is a fire.
Choose flowers that require minimal maintenance. Beginners should choose plants and flowers that do not need annual maintenance or pruning, as this can prove very time consuming and extremely expensive in the long run. Most importantly, choose flowers that are comfortable in any climate and one that will thrive even in a garden that experiences different climates. Some flowers will flower at different times of the year depending on the weather conditions and it is best that you select a flower that will blossom at a time which would ensure it would flower and bloom in all types of weather conditions.
By choosing carefully and providing necessary tips, beginners will find that their garden design is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional. The best outdoor flowers for beginners will provide color, beauty and tranquility. It is important to choose plants and flowers that will thrive in all types of weather conditions and a garden that is designed to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. These factors will play a large factor in making your garden a great success and providing you with years of pleasure spent in your garden.