Q.I Am About To Finish Building My Home, And I Am Wondering What Is The First/best Step To Take When Starting Landscaping And Garden
ing. I have already established my style, just overwhelmed with where to start. I would really enjoy a country, English cottage garden, with very large (almost over grown looking) flowers and shrubs beds. Help, any suggestions
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You need to analyze your yard characteristics such as where sun falls in the yard, do you have part shade, shade, full sun or a combination? What kind of soil do you have? Does it need amendments? What combination of plants do you desire, such as evergreen for the backbone of the design, then fill in with foliage and blooming plants? Also, read all you can about landscape design so you can avoid common mistakes.
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