Designing a Backyard Flower Garden

If you spend a lot of time in your back yard during spring and summer, why not design a beautiful backyard flower garden that you can enjoy? A flower garden will provide colorful blooms for cut flowers, as well as aromatic scents that will attract butterflies and birds.

Designing a backyard flower garden can be fun and rewarding, but you will need a good location, the right flowers, and garden storage Ma for gardening tools and other gardening essentials. Before you start planting, consider some important factors that will impact the success of your new garden.

Location

When choosing a backyard location for your garden, consider daily sun and light, soil conditions, irrigation and drainage, and easy access. All of these things are important to the type of flowers you plant and the success of your garden. When choosing your flowers, whether you start with plants, bulbs or seeds, read the recommended growth requirements listed on the labels for sun, light and water. To do a soil test, gather samples and take them to a local nursery that can help you determine your soil type. Whether you plan to water your garden with a garden hose or sprinklers, make sure you have good drainage, so flowers don’t develop root rot. Lastly, choose a location that’s easy to access for regular garden maintenance and gathering cut flowers for your home.

Color Palette

Although it’s hard to go wrong when selecting flowers, you’ll want to create a color palette that enhances your back yard. Think of colors that will unify other features in your landscape, especially if you have flowering shrubs and trees. While choosing flowers in variations of similar hues can create harmony, splashes of bright, bold colors will create visual excitement. Complimentary colors, opposites on a color wheel, create strong contrast. If your garden area gets a lot of sun, warm colors like yellows, oranges, and reds showcase well in the light, especially as the sun goes down. If you want to plant a variety of warm colors and cool colors, just choose hues that complement each other, or separate the areas with ground covers.