Herb Garden Designs : Planning Before Planting

Before you begin turning the soil in the garden and prepare planting herbs, start by planning the design that will grace yours growing herbs. It will also help you organize the space, take into account sunlight exposure and the various sized of the herbs you will be growing which are all important points.

Shorter growing plants that loves to bathe in sunlight must not be overshadowed by taller plants, of course, it would be quite ironic if the taller herb also happen to prefer shade. Placing the plants in a manner that respects height order will contribute not only in overall health and favor growth but also in beauty and dimension. These are all to be considered in your herb garden designs.

Before you start designing the space you plan to use for your herb garden, it would be wise to begin by listing the reasons why you wish to start a garden.

Here are some of the tips to help you put your plan together :

* Know the herbs you will be growing. How they look, the color scheme, the fragrances and what you should expect from the mix of several herbs.

* Also research the size and the height of the various plants for proper placement.

* Compare the size of herbs to the area available of the garden to get a ''good feel" of spacing and aesthetics.

* Where and how you will be arranging the plants to favor their varying environmental needs.

The visual arrangement of plants:

* What is the basic structure or idea that you wish to convey, will it be in the ground, a formal structure or a more informal area?

* Will the herbs be in pots casually arranged on the patio?

* a designer container, modular or attached

* single containers such as ceramic or terracotta pots

* you may want to recycle an old tire or a wheel barrel of any odd object that can be used to contain various herbs, be careful when using these type of basis for it will set the tone of your garden.

Once you have established all the requirements, you can start visualizing the garden or even draw a little plan of the various elements you wish to place and start putting the elements into place.

Take some time to run your ideas in your head, have fun with it and enjoy placing the various elements around and create different forms. redraw the foundation then place the different plants taking into account color, height and fullness of individual herbs. Also remember to consider the sunlight or shading needs of your plants to place the in a proper order.

To assure success, make sure that the following 3 main rules are respected:

* Be certain that your plants receives enough light to grow healthy.

* that the plants get watered according to their need

* The soil will drain well.

No matter how you wish your garden to look like, you should always plan the desired effect on paper before actually getting the whole project done. There are many possibilities you can look into. For more great info on the subject, have a look are other articles on my website.

Eustache Davenport is a gardening enthusiast and author of the "Easy Guide To Successful Herb Gardening". He lives in Montreal and enjoy teaching his gardening secrets to work groups on how to setup, optimize and maintain an amazing herb garden. For more great tips and information on herb garden designs, visit http://HerbGardeningOnlineGuide.com

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