Garden Planning – What you need to know

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Wait!
Plan First

Whether you are planting the
grounds of a new home or improving the garden of an established home, start
with a plan. Your garden can express you the same as oils on a canvas express
the artist.

There are no rigid rules in
garden planning but you’ll get more satisfaction from your effort if you keep
these points in mind when planning:

  1. Don’t cut up the lawn with flower beds.
    Flowers serve gardens better in a separate flower garden or in attractive beds
    bordering, the lawn.
  2. Plant tall growing flowers to the back,
    middle size flowers in the center, low growing flowers in the front. Then you
    and your friends can enjoy them all.
  3. Mass your colors in clumps for maximum
    color contrast.
  4. Keep mature height and breadth of trees
    and shrubs in mind when you plant them so they will not interfere with
    buildings and walks later.
  5. Grade away from your building to take
    care of excess moisture run-off. Usually 1/8 to 1/4-inch drop to the foot is
    ample.