Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies.
I typically work in the garden during the spring and summer, spending countless hours digging, watering and planting in an effort to create what I believe to be “the perfect garden.”
This time around, I’m trying to create a perennial garden, which – as opposed to an annual garden – has something that blooms all year round. Perennial gardens also require less maintenance and typically have fewer issues with pests. Consequently, perennial gardens are much more economical than annual gardens.
Despite what some may think, designing a perennial garden requires a lot of homework. Just like you read the automobile reviews before you buy a car or the Direct tv reviews before you subscribe to satellite television, it’s necessary to conduct your due diligence when determining the size of your garden, the right types/number of plants and other logistical aspects.
The first thing to consider when planning a perennial garden is location. An ideal site should be easily accessible, close to outdoor living areas and visible from within your home. The majority of perennial gardens also need at least 10 hours of sunlight during the height of summer, as well.
Once you’ve determined the size and location of your garden, you must pick the right plants. The list of plants you can choose from is lengthy, and there are a number of factors to consider before you make a decision. The most important things to keep in mind when comparing plants, though, are environmental and cultural requirements.
All in all, with the proper planning and a little bit of effort, a perennial garden can enhance the appearance of your home and provide you with a serene place to relax.