Create A Garden That Will Surprise Everyone – Even You!

There is nothing like a newly created garden to update an old-fashioned front yard, or to create a relaxing space outside the back door. It is also the perfect opportunity to unleash that creative streak lying dormant within you. It isn’t difficult, but there are some basic steps to take for the best results.

What Type of Garden will it Be?

Once, it would have been enough to pick a spot, turn over the soil with a shovel and throw in some flower seeds. Nowadays that simply will not do, so to get an outcome that will knock the socks off the neighbours, start with a firm decision about the type of garden you wish to create. Will it be a formal, structured affair with plants in neat rows, or will it ramble unconstrained and encroach onto the lawn?

The answer to this question will determine the course of the whole project including the types of plants and the landscaping features to be used. At this point, we suggest a visit to Bacchus March Redgum and Garden Centre. We have a comprehensive range of decorative rocks, several varieties of mulch, a number of different soils and toppings and experienced staff members who will offer advice and share their knowledge.

Put Your Creative Thoughts on Paper

The next step is to sketch out a rough plan of how the garden should look when it is finished. This is where the home gardener can demonstrate that creative streak mentioned earlier. The plan should include things like overall size, number and placement of features like a birdbath or pond, the style of edging if any, and of course, the number and type of plants.

Prepare the Soil

Next, mark out the perimeter of the garden bed, and remove any grass and weeds from inside it. Now it is time to prepare the soil and this could be a good time to ask for assistance from our staff. Plants will not thrive in unsuitable soils. We have sandy loams, triple mix and mushroom composts to enrich any soil, however poor, readily available at our premises.

Choose the Best Plants for the Location

Researching the right type of plants for your conditions can be done at any stage but most certainly before any planting is done. For the inexperienced gardener, a good rule of thumb is to use plants that are indigenous to the local area. They evolved there, thrived in the local climate, and make for an easy maintenance garden. Other plants may also do well but understand that they will need more attention.

Feed, weed and water regularly, maintain the right environment and you will soon have a place of beauty to show off your creative skills.


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Bacchus Marsh Redgum & Garden Centre

182 Gisborne Rd.
Bacchus Marsh, Vic 3340

(03) 5367 1666


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