Flower gardens add a touch of beauty and serenity to any landscape. They can also be a great way to show off your personality and style. Most people do not realize that they can add different colored flowers to their garden and make it look beautiful. For example, adding pops of color like yellow, red, and orange can make your garden stand out. If you are a beginner and don’t know how to add different colored flowers to your garden to elevate its looks, follow these seven DIY steps.
Decide on the location
You will want to choose where to set up the flower garden. A sunny spot is ideal, as most flowers need at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. It is also important to consider the soil type in the chosen location. If the soil is too sandy, you will need to amend it with organic matter to help retain moisture. On the flip side, you will want to work in some sand to improve drainage if the soil is too clay-like.
Choose your flowers
The next step is picking out the flowers for your garden. You will want to consider the climate you live in and the amount of sunlight and water the chosen location gets. Once you have determined what will grow best in your area, it is time to have some fun and get creative with your color choices!
Some flowers we recommend adding:
- Zinnias for a pop of color.
- Cosmos for height.
- Marigolds for a bright touch.
- Impatiens for shady areas.
- Begonias for some extra texture.
Create a focal point
Every garden needs a focal point, otherwise known as something that will catch your eye when you look at it. This could be a big, bold flower (like a sunflower), an interesting sculpture, or even a birdbath.
Use these tips to create a focal point:
- Place it in the middle or off to one side.
- Choose something that contrasts with the other flowers in your garden.
- Make sure it’s visible from every angle.
Add some height
Adding height to your garden can give it some much-needed dimension. You do not need to go overboard, though — a few taller plants here and there will do the trick.
Some flowers that grow tall and make great additions to any garden include:
Fill in the gaps
Once you have added your taller plants, it is time to fill in the gaps with some shorter flowers. This will help create a fuller, more balanced look.
- Black-eyed Susan
- Butterfly weed
Consider your container options
If you do not have much space or live in an apartment, container gardening is a great option. You can find all sorts of fun and unique containers at your local nursery or home store. Make sure they have drainage holes, so your plants do not get overwatered.
Some of our favorite container gardens include:
- An herb garden in a windowsill box.
- A mix of annuals and perennials in a wheelbarrow.
- A grouping of succulents in different-sized pots.
If you are using transplants (plants that have already been started), be sure to loosen the roots before placing them in the ground or pot. Once they are in, give them good water. If you are starting from seed, plant them at the depth recommended on the back of the seed packet. Water them well, and keep an eye out for sprouts! You can also consider getting perennial ryegrass seed.
Creating a flower garden is a great way to add some color and life to your yard — not to mention, it is a fun project for the whole family. By following these easy steps, you will be on your way to having a beautiful garden in no time.