What's your question? Ask

Starting A Garden

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

Zone Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Zone 3-4 | Anonymous added on February 8, 2021 | Answered

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

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 10, 2021

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.

These articles should help:







Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Starting A Garden
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert