Whenever planting a flower garden, try to get as much advice and information as possible to get an insight on different gardening ideas. Seek advice from gardeners, get advice from different nursery owners about the best plants, consult other garden owners on layout, and visit different gardens to pick on the dos and don'ts.
One common mistake people tend to do while gardening is not providing ample space for the plants. This leads to cramped space for surrounding plants, and can also hamper the natural growth of the plants.
It is important that you not only consider the surface ground area, but also the underground plant area that will be used by the plants and tree roots. Many plants propagate very fast, and can destroy other plants. Such plants should be avoided or planted in a certain specific area of the garden and should be regularly pruned.
This way you will know how much area you need to work on. If you wish to be precise in your flower garden landscaping ideas, you can measure the free area in square feet and write it down on the layout.
This way you can have a well-planned design for large or small flower garden. Show the copies to experienced gardeners to get a second opinion and then decide on a final copy.
Adding Fencing and Other Elements
Before you start with any softscape elements to your flower garden like flowering shrubs or bushes, plant the hardscape material.
You can also add some decorative hardscape materials like a water fountain or a garden pond.
Select flowering plants which look good and inviting and have flower colors which are not very vibrant. Choose plants which you can plant in sunny sites and plants which require shade or partial sun. Select half the plants which bloom with flowers in summer and the rest that bloom with flowers during fall.
This way you can enjoy having flowers in your flower garden year round. For ground cover, consider a lawn or plant small plants which grow evenly for a height of 1 foot. Consider the individual soil, watering, space, pruning, mulching, and fertilizer requirement of the plants well to plant and care for your flowering plants.