August 1, 2009 by mike
Garden layering landscaping is a simple yet effective technique for increasing the depth and beauty of your garden design.
By placing your plants in rows at various heights, you can expose more of your plants and flowers in a smaller area, giving it a richer and fuller look.
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Garden layering is a simple and effective landscaping technique that can easily enhance the look of your outdoor garden. By layering your garden landscaping beds you will be able to add a whole other level of beauty to your landscaping design. Remember that besides your garden wood gate, your yard is the first thing that people will notice.
The garden layering landscaping technique works like this: First, you need to identify the flowers that you are going to plant. The reason is that what you choose for your flowers and other plants will affect just how your garden landscaping is laid out.
For example you do not want to have the taller plants in front of the shorter ones. While this may seem obvious at first, many people overlook this when designing their landscaping since they normally forget to consider elevations. They sketch it out on a flat piece of paper looking down, considering only the border size of their garden. So when making your rough sketches, be sure to think about how the eye will perceive the garden from multiple side views and not just a top view.
Keep your garden design simple at first as your landscaping will go a lot faster this way and you will run into fewer problems as you go.
When doing the layering design you should start off with about three layers. Your back row should face north, if possible, and the back row should have the tallest plants. As the rows descend so should the heights of the plants and flowers.
Be sure to remember the eventual height of the plants when they are full grown. This idea is often overlooked since we typically purchase plants when they are small and we sometimes forget that once their are full grown they may block the view of the plants in the rows behind it. So you will need to talk to those working at your local gardening store about how large the plants will grow to be.
This layering effect of your garden landscaping design is sure to add a new level of beauty, depth and interest to your garden.