Beautiful gardens appeal to everyone's senses. The colors and immense diversity of design combinations, fragrance, flavors, sounds from birds and insects attracted to the plants and various textures. Go for a drive around your neighborhood and take notice of the gardens that catch your eye, or next time you visit a friend's garden, be observant and tune in to what you love about it. No doubt they will be applying some design principles and elements that apply to art, graphics, building, interior, or garden design. Simple concepts can make a massive difference to your garden space's enjoyment, mainly when it is a micro garden.
ADD FLOWERS OR FLOWERING PLANTS
Splashes of color break up the green. It provides variety, contrast, and focal points. Try sowing both annuals and perennial flowers. You don't specifically have to plant flowers, though. A wide range of herbs and vegetables have beautiful flowers too. Beneficial insects will also be attracted to your garden, and they will happily pollinate and clean up any pests for you. Flowers are a win-win in any garden.
Remove weeds before they go to seed. Compost plants that compete with what you want in your garden. Why waste money by sharing your plant food and nutrients with freeloaders? Adding an attractive and practical mulch will deter weeds from setting seed.
GROUND PLANTS AROUND A THEME
Create a collection of plants with the same foliage or color for a more significant impact. Theming an area of your garden by a creative use of color is an easy trick to use. Stand back and take a look at the colors in your garden now. You can also achieve this simple technique by planting along the edge of a garden bed with a border plant. Or highlight the shape and color of the container with repeated plantings. White, silver or grey, and blue work well when they are teamed up with most other colors.
This may be challenging if you have minimal space and want to grow a lot of plants. However, overcrowding will only make access difficult, and the overall use of space challenges. Try to balance hard surfaces with the plants you select and avoid using too many different materials.
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