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Stop! Before You Start Your Herb Garden Designs…

Before you begin turning the soil in the garden and prepare planting herbs, start by planning the design that will grace yours growing herbs. It will also help you organize the space, take into account sunlight exposure and the various sized of the herbs you will be growing which are all important points.

Shorter growing plants that loves to bathe in sunlight must not be overshadowed by taller plants, of course, it would be quite ironic if the taller herb also happen to prefer shade. Placing the plants in a manner that respects height order will contribute not only in overall health and favor growth but also in beauty and dimension. These are all to be considered in your herb garden designs.

Before you start designing the space you plan to use for your herb garden, it would be wise to begin by listing the reasons why you wish to start a garden.

Here are some of the tips to help you put your plan together :

know the herbs you will be growing. How they look, the color scheme, the fragrances and what you should expect from the mix of several herbs. also research the size and the height of the various plants for proper placement. compare the size of herbs to the area available of the garden to get a ”good feel” of spacing and aesthetics. where and how you will be arranging the plants to favor their varying environmental needs.

The visual arrangement of plants :

will the herbs be in pots casually arranged on the patio a designer container, modular or attached single containers such as ceramic or terracotta pots you may want to recycle an old tire or a wheel barrel of any odd object that can be used to contain various herbs, be careful when using these type of basis for it will set the tone of your garden.

Once you have established all the requirements, you can start visualizing the garden or even draw a little plan of the various elements you wish to place and start putting the elements into place.

Take some time to run your ideas in your head, have fun with it and enjoy placing the various elements around and create different forms. redraw the foundation then place the different plants taking into account colour, height and fullness of individual herbs. Also remember to consider the sunlight or shading needs of your plants to place the in a proper order.

To assure success, make sure that the following 3 main rules are respected :

be certain that your plants receives enough light to grow healthy. that the plants get watered according to their need. the soil will drain well.

No matter how you wish your garden to look like, you should always plan the desired effect on paper before actually getting the whole project done. There are many possibilities you can look into. For more great info on the subject, have a look are other articles on my website.

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Possible Herb Garden Designs

What would you think of two gardens with dissimilar appearances besides the fact that they sprout different kinds of plants? The “look” would be the most obvious answer. Good-looking gardens often contain flourishing flowers of different colors. With herbs, people tend to think that imitation of this kind of design isn’t possible. The truth is, you actually can do it. There are certain herbs that grow attractive flowers, and all you have to do is know which herbs they are so you can place them in such a way that they beautify your garden. By doing that, you’ll have a beautiful garden without sacrificing usefulness.

Designing an herb garden requires you to go beyond how it’s going to look like. First off, you’ll have herbs – so you’ll be using these herbs. If you want a garden just to make your backyard look great for visitors, then perhaps you’d be better off with other kinds of plants. If your sights are set on an herb garden, however, you will have to go back to the following basics.

Seeds: Knowledge of which herbs grow in your area would be good so as to not render your seedlings useless. There are some herbs that will not survive colder or warmer climates, and you have to know which ones do not thrive where you are. Soil is another problem – if your soil is not good for herb growth, you’ll fail. Research different kinds of herbs to know which herbs can grow in your location. Better yet, go to a nearby shop and purchase your seeds, rather than purchasing them online.

Sunlight: Plants need an adequate amount of sun – this includes herbs. Herbs don’t grow that tall, so you have to consider where you’ll place them. They will need to be placed in an area where they can get a reasonable amount of sunlight without being overshadowed by taller trees or plants. Don’t give them too much sun either or they’ll just wither away and die. Herbs need to be put under the sun for a time, and then placed back into the shade. This is where indoor herb gardens really make it easy. Herbs can be placed in the windowsill for them to absorb sunlight, then removed from sunshine after a little while.

Space: Herbs tend to grow strong roots. You will have to take root space into consideration since you can’t resist planting another herb after your first successful herb. With multiple herbs, space them evenly to avoid competition for sunlight and soil.

Before thinking of your herb garden designs, there are a lot of things that you’ll need to consider. These things won’t really require you to be intelligent – just diligent.

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