Want a more beautiful, more attractive garden for summer? Well now is the time to start – so here are some great landscaping tips for your garden space.
How to Maximize the Space in Your Garden
You can make your garden feel much larger by creating rooms in your landscape. This can be done by using hard landscaping materials like trellises, stone walls or concrete wall or by using soft landscaping materials like trimmed hedges, tall bushes or trees. Maximizing your landscape does not need to be a massive project according to Outdoorartpros.com.
Merely creating a living screen with tall plants can completely transform your outdoor space and create an intimate setting in your outdoor spaces. By concealing different areas of your garden will prevent your visitors from seeing the entire area at one time, which creates interest in your outdoor spaces.
Add Height to Your Garden for Drama
Just adding a couple of trees adds heights to the garden. Many people think their space is too small for a tree; however, even the smallest garden can benefit from a tree. A tree offers a low maintenance plant to the area while giving your garden height. Trees will offer dappled shade around the area and offer a way to create some privacy.
You can strategically place trees to block an ugly view or prevent your neighbor from being able to look in a window. Trees like Sorbus, crab apple or Amelanchier will bloom, produce fruit and then provide stunning color in the fall. There are also trees that have interesting bark, including the snake bark maple, the silver birch, and the Prunus serrula, which will add interest to the garden even during the winter months.
Planting trees offer cover for wildlife and fowl in the garden. Pruning will help keep your trees in shape and looking amazing. Lifting the crown of a tree allows visitors to see the tree’s beautiful bark, allow light to come through the tree and open up the area under the tree. If you are ready to add immediate interest to your landscape, consider adding a few trees to your garden area. One cost-saving tip is to opt for bare-root or root-ball trees rather than those grown in a container. For best results, plant bare-root and root-ball trees in the late fall/ early winter.
Edibles in the Borders of Your Garden
Many people have limited outdoor spaces and limited time to work in the garden. You can create a beautiful garden border by interplanting ornamental plants with edible plants. For example, you can grow ornamental currants alongside edible currants, ornamental rhubarb beside edible rhubarb, etc.
The reason you plant ornamental plants alongside edible plants is to create interest and beauty while still providing you with delicious fruits and vegetables. Get your family involved and plant a beautiful and delicious border. This allows you to grow crops even if you do not have the space needed for a traditional vegetable garden.
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