What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden


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We all know that if you are a beginner in gardening, one of the easiest ways to get started is through a succulent garden. But it’s not the only way to do it. If growing cactus at home isn’t your thing, another alternative would be to have a perennial garden.

Maybe you’re not the best gardener the world has ever known, but since the year is about to end, you have lots of opportunities to improve your gardening skills this coming 2019.

Maybe it’s the work of the gods that you came across this article. Perhaps you were meant to become a fantastic gardener this coming New Year.

But before anything else, we first need to understand what a perennial garden is.

What Is A Perennial Garden?

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

For some people, plants are just plants, but gardeners know full well that plants are divided into three kinds: annual, biennial, and perennial.

A perennial refers to a plant that has lived for about two years because there is usually just a timeframe to how a plant can survive before it reproduces new plants and eventually withers away.

Now that we got that out of the way, why do you think we are encouraging you to grow a perennial garden? For one thing, these kinds of plants have a higher chance of survival because their roots are much stronger and sturdier compared to conventional plants.

Aside from that, they can also serve as fertilizers to other plants to come because when they die, their roots stay in the ground.

Now that you’re completely sold with the idea of having a perennial garden, here are some tips on what you can do to get started.

1. Put Your Ideas On Paper 

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

By now, you’re probably aware already that there’s more to gardening than preparing garden beds and flowers. So, before you head on to the plant store and buy a good, old plant, you need to take some pen and paper and write down your ideas of how you want your perennial garden to look like. Create a blueprint of how you imagine your garden to be.

2. Decide On A Garden Style That Matches Your Architectural Style

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

A perennial garden will typically up your house’s aesthetic appeal, but only if it is carefully designed. As far as designs are concerned, you need to take your house’s architectural style into consideration.

If you own a one-level cottage, your best bet would be to have a mix of wavy-edged garden beds, as well as a combination of various perennial plants. You’ll have the liberty of being unconventional with your garden style.

However, if you have a bigger house, you might as well go for garden beds of straighter lines, as well as other conservative forms of design.

3. Your Garden Should Be In Proportion With Your House 

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

This oldest rule in the garden book, but there are only a few people who manage to follow through.

As you build your perennial garden, make sure to look at the size of your property. If you have a huge house, you might as well go for larger and taller plants. Meanwhile, if your house is in a smaller size, you might want to settle for shorter plants like tulips and roses.

4. Anticipate Your Garden’s Future 

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

What To Do Before Building Your Perennial Garden

Your plants are going to start small, but any moments from today, they are going to be as big as all the other perennial gardens you see outside of your village.

With that, you need to anticipate how you’re going to provide enough space for your plants. Maybe you want to have your plants in your backyard so they can grow to their full length. Perhaps, you also want to build a greenhouse and train your plants so you can control their growth. The decision is entirely yours.

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