Create the Beauty of Nature in Your Own Backyard with a Wild Flower Garden by: Gabrielle Bennett
A number of years ago, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to include a wild flower garden into the space that was already occupied by my garden. You may get further details by going to www.complete-flower-garden.com/wildflowergarden.html.
I had been experimenting with various methods of fertilising, weed management, and insect control in an effort to design a gardening strategy that was less harmful to the environment. The next obvious step for me was to create a garden in the manner of a natural setting or with wildflowers.
I had no prior experience with this, but I had the impression that the specific piece of my yard in question would need very little maintenance. If these flowers grow natural without any assistance from humans, then I have discovered the perfect “no maintenance” garden… right? Wrong. As I did my study, I discovered that in order to successfully create my wild flower garden, I needed to take into consideration the soil type, the amount of light, and the amount of moisture.
On the other hand, I discovered that if you are willing to learn from nature, it may turn into a beautiful adventure that is certain to be successful. After all, mother nature has been cultivating plants and trees since the beginning of time.
If you are thinking about starting a natural wild flower garden, keep in mind that in order to be successful, you will need to work with the natural environment in your area and choose plants that will do well in the circumstances that are there. Learn once again from the natural world by exploring the nearby parks, woods, and meadows. What kinds of wildflowers may be found there, and just as important, where precisely can they be found growing—in the shade of trees, in the open sun, between rocks, or even at the water’s edge?
Your garden may be whatever you want it to be, from a whole garden filled with wild flowers to a garden inside your current garden; it can have a simple mulch path with a little seat for sitting, or it can have complex brick walks and walls, a water feature, and lights. The choice is yours. The size and layout of the project will define how much work has to be done.
You can get a head start on your garden by starting with plants or seeds, but either way, you’ll need to plan and prepare the soil before you can really start planting anything.
This is the first piece in a series of articles that will teach you how to organise, create, and cultivate a garden filled with wildflowers.