Here are some exciting ideas for theme gardens that you might want to consider: a Butterfly Pollinator Garden, Edible Ornamental Garden, Rock Garden, Native Perennial Plant Garden, Color-Themed Garden (such as White or Orange), Japanese Evergreen Garden, Classic Cottage Garden, Formal Rose Garden, and Cut Flower Garden. These diverse options can help create unique and personalized outdoor spaces that will fit your style and preferences.
After identifying the perfect spot for your garden, the next step is to decide on the size and shape of the bed. Don’t be afraid to get creative with it – you could try a kidney or crescent shape for something interesting, or stick with classic rectangular, square, or oval shapes. Consider the theme or type of plants you want in your garden, and select a design that complements them. With a bit of initial planning, using the iScape app makes it easy to bring your vision to life. Take a look at the flower islands we’ve created using the iScape app as examples.
Now that your landscaping has been approved, it’s time to move on to the next step: installing the soil and plants. To begin, mark the area where you want to create your flower island, using flour or paint. Then, dig the perimeter of the island, making sure to remove any grass from the edges. After that, cover the central portion of the island with several layers of newspaper, and add 6 to 10 inches of enriched soil or topsoil on top.
This combination of heavy soil and newspaper will help to eliminate any grass or weeds beneath it. Once the soil is in place, it’s time to start planting. Begin by planting trees and shrubs first, before moving on to decorative stones or other accessories. Finally, plant shorter perennials and annuals.
Creating a beautiful flower island with a unique design can be a stunning addition to your landscape, and the process is simple with iScape. With your landscaping approved and the soil and plants installed, you’re well on your way to enjoying your new flower island.