Outdoor gardening is something that many do for a love of nature and for a chance to relax. Some do a little, and are happy with that, but others take it much more seriously. They may come up with amazing garden designs that would take your breath away.
Those are always a lot of fun to view, and can be even more fun to grow. It might be compared to putting together a very complicated puzzle and hoping everything comes out just right.
If you want to put together your own garden design in the southwest, you should think a lot about your skill and knowledge of plants. Especially plants that will thrive in the desert southwest.
You want to think about color and design, but you also have to think about caring for the various plants that you choose. Some are harder than others to care for, and that can a problem for those who don’t have a lot of time to mess with hard to care for plants. If you are pretty sure you have the time and the talent, go ahead and see what you can do on your own.
You might have big garden design dreams, but you may not have any idea where to start. It’s always best to start out small and see what you can do on your own, or you can always ask someone for help. You can find many who work in home improvement stores who specialize in gardening. You can find them where you might suspect in the garden section. Or contact us at: Contact us and ask your garden question.
Or call your local nursery ask for someone who knows what they are doing so you will have the knowledge to do it right. They have some gardening classes at your local University branch learning center. Most of these are normally free.
Design your perfect garden
If you want to tackle garden designs without any outside help, but you are really coming up empty when thinking about what you want to do, you can always find ideas in many places. You can find some great ideas by doing an image search for gardens on the Internet, or you can look through gardening magazines for things that you like. Use some of the ideas you find to make up your very own garden designs. Checkout our gardening blog over at Guzman’s Blog. We have tons of ideas and help with gardening…free.
You could also follow these links for some ideas on what to plant.
- Gorgeous Crape Myrtles
- Trees for the Southwest
- Shrubs for landscaping
- Ornamental Grasses
- Desert Evergreen Shrubs
You will have something that is all your own if you mix and match, and then add some things that are special to you. After your first go, you may find you have enough of your own ideas that you don’t need to take them from anyone else.
Author: Paul Guzman
Paul Guzman – General Manager of Guzman’s Greenhouse. Gardener, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Webmaster of Guzmansgreenhouse.com