Discover the endless perks of a year-round garden – it's not just about looks! From a constant supply of fresh produce to promoting local biodiversity, your garden is more than just a pretty face.
Dive into the secrets of maintaining a thriving year-round garden with insights from the pros at Vs Roses Landscape & Design. Nature awaits!
Planning a year-round garden involves creating a solid foundation of evergreen plants that provide structure and continuity. David Turcios, owner of Vs Roses, recommends taking what he calls the three-tier approach.
The first step is to establish a base of evergreen plants. Choosing evergreen plants like boxwood, yew, or holly provides a stable backdrop for seasonal changes. These plants anchor the design and ensure the garden remains visually appealing even during less vibrant seasons.
Once your base is created, build upon that by adding in perennials like rose bushes, lavender, hydrangeas, daylilies or peonies.
From there, incorporate seasonal flowers for bursts of color, and regularly change these seasonal elements. This strategy maintains visual interest and accommodates the evolving needs of different plants.
A well-maintained garden also adds significant value to a property. Curb appeal is not only about the visual appeal of the garden but also about the functional and aesthetic benefits it brings to the overall property.
Turcios takes pride in landscape design, and loves to help people create the perfect seasonal snapshot in their gardens. He encourages them to experiment with unique combinations and embrace the evolving beauty of each season.
A year-round garden allows individuals to experience and appreciate the beauty of each season. From the blossoms of spring to the warmth of summer and the vibrant hues of fall, the garden becomes a dynamic canvas reflecting the cyclical nature of the natural world.
These are some of his favorites to use in each season:
Winter: Evergreens like conifers, hollies, and winter-blooming flowers such as pansies and winter jasmine.
Spring: Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths for early spring, transitioning to peonies, azaleas, and cherry blossoms.
Summer: Vibrant flowers like roses, sunflowers, and dahlias, along with heat-tolerant plants like lavender and salvia.
Fall: Foliage-focused plants like maple and oak trees, alongside autumn favorites such as mums and asters.
To have a successful garden season after season, you’ll need to take extra care when transitioning your year-round garden. Here are some tips from Turcios.
Overlap Plantings: Introduce new plants before the current ones fade to ensure a seamless transition.
Plan for Succession: Choose plants with staggered bloom times to maintain interest as seasons shift.
Container Gardening: Utilize containers for seasonal flowers, making it easier to swap out plants and experiment with different combinations.
A well-maintained garden adds significant value to a property. Curb appeal is not only about the visual appeal of the garden but also about the functional and aesthetic benefits it brings to the overall property.
Ready to create your dream garden with David? Give him a call at 917-691-7811 or email email@example.com to chat today.