This is a time when many established gardens, no matter what their size or style, are becoming ever more abundant and lush as we move into summer. Many new gardeners are keen to gain a lush and plant-filled feel as soon as possible. But many struggle to work out how to get that lush. garden feel. So here are a few tips that might help you achieve the look you are going for.
- Layer planting for as much diversity as possible. But of course you should make sure that you pay attention to which plants will thrive in company with one another, and will not compete too much. And must choose plants suited to your particular garden.
- Don’t be afraid to prune lower branches selectively on taller or canopy species, to enable some shade tolerant species to thrive beneath.
- But equally, don’t be afraid to leave some parts of the garden to grow a little ‘wild’.
- Select perennials plants which clump and spread relatively easily to achieve a lush, mature look more quickly.
- Consider some plants which. self-seed readily in the conditions where you live. Self-seeding plants can also help populate a lush garden more quickly.
- Select some larger leaved plants and plants with dramatic foliage to mimic a jungle-like environment.
- Choose plants for blooms or blossom throughout as much of the year as possible. So there is something growing and giving a sense of abundant life through all the seasons.
- And consider taller grasses and perennials as well as trees and shrubs which create a cosy and enclosing feel, often in just a year or two.
- Clad walls and fences and other structures with climbers or vertical gardens to give the feeling that lush nature is taking over. And allow plants to grow overhead to create lush and secluded spaces in your garden where you can ‘nature bathe’ and get away from it all.
- Add water to your garden – a pond or water feature not only attracts plenty of wildlife. It also offers opportunities to grow an even more diverse range of plants. And the water can reflect the foliage around it and make your garden feel even more lush and abundant.
If you would like some help to determine the best layout and planting scheme for your garden, please get in touch.