The summer season is winding down, the kids are back to school, Thanksgiving is here and the last thing on your mind is the improvements you need to make to your landscape. That will be a project for next year, right? Even if you are not starting construction in your yard until next year right now is the perfect time to start planning. Why you ask? Well there are many reasons of which I have listed a few below.
1. Many contractors have their schedules booked for the spring at least 6 months in advance. By thinking ahead and having a landscape design completed in the fall or winter season you will have a better chance of booking a contractor for the upcoming Spring/Summer.
The difference between a garden bed that you walk by and one that stops you in your TRACKS is one that uses the following key design elements when planning the layout of the plant material.
T exture-Using plant material with different textures brings interest to your planting plan. By contrasting various textures within the garden you enhance the visual qualities of each. One of my favorite plants to bring a fine texture to a bed is Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass.
R epetition-By repeating texture, shape or colour within a bed you bring visual harmony to the plant plan. A simple way to achieve this is to choose a tree, shrub or perennial with distinct features and repeat it in 3 different locations within the bed.
A rrangement-When positioning the plant material within the design you will want to arrange them in a way that t...