Save time – and your back – by placing bulbs, tip end up, on top of the planting bed, then covering with a layer of several inches of soil, instead of digging individual holes for bulbs. Don’t worry if the bulbs tip over; they will work themselves upright.
You can plant shrubs and trees right up until the ground freezes, but you’ll have better overwintering in coldest zones if you get plants in before hard frosts arrive. This gives plants an opportunity to strike new roots into soil before serious cold arrives. Remember to water fall planted additions to your landscape until the ground freezes. In regions with mild winters where the ground doesn’t freeze, plan to water new plants through winter during dry spells.
Arranging plants tightly not only creates a full design, it also helps to shade soil. Plants that grow shoulder to shoulder act like living mulch, helping to suppress weeds and slow water evaporation from soil.
Arrange vegetable gardens in small blocks instead of rows. Watering a block of plants is a more efficient option than spraying water over a long row. Design blocks with a maximum 3-foot width to provide easy reachable access.
The soft planting palette used in this garden is composed primarily of pink, white yellow and blue flowering shrubs. The designer avoided oranges and reds in order for the palette to complement the natural shingles of the home, creating a cohesive design. Here, flowering shrubs like roses and other annuals and perennials ensure the garden is in bloom from March until late fall.
The flowering plants are primarily pink, white, yellow and blue, a soft palette that complements the natural shingles of the home. Flowering shrubs, roses, perennials, annuals and spring bulbs ensure that the garden is in bloom from March until late fall. Plants like iris, alliums, echinacea, roses and foxglove emphasize the cottage style of this colorful garden.
A simple palette of purples and whites create a serene garden in this seaside property. The use of hydrangeas, lantana and lavender provides a soft range of textures and colors to create a harmonious environment.
This is the front view showcases a beautiful landscape design that was created to withstand the Texas Heat and provide cover for the home. A xeriscape with crushed rock and organized plants create eye-catching appeal. A raised planter features bamboo that gives an attractive striped effect to the view toward the white exterior walls.
This Mediterranean-inspired home is surrounded by lush landscaping and an air of whimsy. Built around a grassy courtyard, the home is sited to take maximum advantage of its large lot and native foliage.