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Accenting Your Garden Beds
Know Your Garden Beds
It is important to know the sunlight conditions for your beds. It will determine what you can plant, and it's important to follow plant light requirement guidelines to make sure your plants will flourish. It is also a good idea to know the spacing you have. Plan to fit a plant at its mature size, not the size you purchase it at. Your garden will look nicer and your plants will grow better with adequate spacing. Start with your larger centerpiece plants and work your way down. Doing this will help you narrow down your choices for the rest of your bed and make plant selection simpler.
Here is a full guide to designing and accenting
Mix It Up!
Landscape designers look to bring in many different colors and textures when planning a bed design. You can do the same too. Incorporating evergreens, broadleaf evergreens, perennials, and a variety of shrubs will ensure you always have an interest in your bed. Try to find a mix of plants that you like that will accent each other.
Evergreen & Broadleaf Evergreens
A great way to add some great color and texture to your garden. Incorporating evergreens is important because it will ensure your beds aren't just a pile of sticks come winter. There are plants of many different sizes for either sun or shade.
Platt Hill Nursery carries over 1,000 varieties of perennials. Start by finding your sun exposure and then explore! Perennials are perfect accent plants because they stay small and will provide blooms and pretty foliage.
Blooms for any part of the yard. There are annuals that will thrive in full sun or deep shade. They are small and can be used almost anywhere to provide extra splash of color. Once you have your shrubs and perennials picked out, fill in the gaps with your favorite annuals. Don't forget about container gardening and hanging baskets! The ground isn't the only place you can garden.
Attracting Hummingbirds & Butterflies
There are many plants that can attract all sorts of nature into your yard. Here are two links to help you find plants to attract these beauties.
Gardening for Birds
Birds are always on the lookout for food and a new home. Providing fruiting trees and shrubs will attract all sorts of wildlife to your yard. There are also many plants that birds like to nest in. Here is our guide to gardening for our feathered friends.
Bringing interest into a shade garden might seem difficult, but there are many plants that can bring both color and flowers to a shady area. The best way to find plants that grow well would be to stop in and browse our shade plant areas. See what catches your eye! Plus our plant experts will be there to help you and answer any questions.
Here is a quick guide for shade gardening
Gardening in Poor, Wet, and Dry Soils
Sometimes there is just a tough spot in the yard with crummy soil. Unfortunately, not all plants can thrive in these extreme conditions, but you can find some interesting plants that will.
Here is a quick guide for planting in poor, wet, and dry soils
After your planting is done, follow our guide to maintaining your Lawn & Garden
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