Your Spring Garden Planner

By NPMGAdmin

By Courtney Soinski

With the spring season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your garden and the perfect pallet of colorful flowers. Color coordinating your plants takes some planning, so, we’ve put together some fun and creative tools to help you visualize your new garden.

Here are great ways to spruce up your yard this spring.

Plan your garden’s layout.

When it comes to planning the layout of your spring garden, you may not know where to start. Thankfully, there are plenty of online tools you can use without having to download anything. With this garden-planning tool, you can have a picture of which flowers go here and which shrubs go there. Personally, I am very visual, so being able to SEE the layout makes designing my yard much easier than trying to imagine it my head.

Here’s an example of what your layout will look like in the program:

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Start planning your layout here

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Choose a Color Scheme

Different species of flowers come in tons of colors, so choosing which colors to mix may feel overwhelming. Here are a few different color schemes to consider:

Here are a few different color schemes to consider:

 

Monochromatic Colors 

The easiest solution would be to create a monochromatic color scheme, which means choosing flowers with all different shades of one color.

If one color sounds too boring for your taste, try mixing colors. To demonstrate this, take a look at the color wheel on the right.

Analogous Colors

For a simple color-mixing method, you can use analogous colors. You’ll find them next to each other on the color wheel. These colors tend to blend together very well.

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Complementary Colors

Using this color scheme in your garden can add a “pop” to your flowerbed. They are the colors across from each other on the color wheel.

 

 

Color Triad

Drawing an equilateral triangle creates the color triad, which connects 3 colors in the color wheel.

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Pick a flower, any flower.

The types of flowers that you plant hold just as much importance as the color scheme.

Here are our favorite flowers to plant in early spring:

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When it comes to planning your spring garden, there are many useful tools out there to make the process easier and stress-free. You can start by using the garden planner, where you can organize all your flowerbeds, shrubs, and overall landscaping. Once you're finished, you'll have the best outdoor curb appeal on the block!

Happy gardening!!

Source: Basic Design Principles - Using Color in the Garden; LoveToKnow

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