The environment is one of the most important elements to consider when planning your garden. All plants grow in different shapes and sizes. When planning flower plantations, consider successive flowering times and place the flowers higher toward the back of the bed. Also consider color, what colors do you like best and what colors “go hand in hand” in your mind? Grouped flower plantations tend to make a better impression than individual or dispersed plantations.
The texture of the foliage can also add interesting features. It's also a good idea to understand how much topsoil you need to work with. Some plantation areas have deep soil with a depth of 5 feet (1.5 m) or more before reaching the bedrock. Other areas may have shallow floors with only 1 foot (31 cm) to work with.
Sometimes, digging test pits in several places can help you determine the depth of your soil to understand where is the best place to plant trees on your property. If you have a lot of options for where to plant, choose a site with deep soil, although most plants are adaptable and will tend to have horizontal root structures if planted in areas of shallow soil. If you have soil that is only a few feet deep, it may be beneficial for your trees to plant them in large, sprawling mounds. These can be circles 6 to 10 feet (1.8—3.1 m) wide that rise smoothly to a 1-foot (31 cm) high slope.
A plant is buried in the center of the mound so that its roots have more room to spread. The only downside to this planting method is that, every few years, you'll need to add soil to the width of the mound so that the roots have more space as they grow outward. The amount of light that shines directly on a plantation area determines the light conditions, which can range from full sun to full shade. This is known as the plantation aspect and will help you determine what type of plant will thrive on a particular site.
For best results, locate a plantation area that has a large amount of sun exposure facing south, that is easy to locate with a compass. The following is a general guide for evaluating the different aspects of exposure to sunlight to determine which plants will grow well in a particular plantation area. If it only gets three hours of sunlight, but it's in the hottest part of the day (noon to 3 in the afternoon). Also keep in mind that the intensity and amount of exposure to light change at different times of the year.
The microclimates of the plantation area can also play an important role in the plant's ability to survive. A microclimate is a local set of atmospheric conditions that differ from those in surrounding areas. This can be as small as a few degrees, but can be substantial enough to allow a less resistant plant to grow in an area where it would not normally survive. If you live in an urban area, hard surfaces, such as asphalt and concrete, absorb energy from the sun and can make the planting environment warmer.
South-facing areas are exposed to more direct sunlight and may be warmer for longer periods of time. Also, keep in mind that cold air tends to stay in the lower parts of a planting site, so those areas may stay cooler for longer periods of time. It may be more difficult to grow a plant in those locations than in a warmer location, just 30 feet (9.1 m) uphill from there. The first year a tree or shrub is planted, you will generally need 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water a week to stay healthy.
Therefore, another important factor to consider where to plant should also be convenient access to water. Since 1984, Chelsea Green has been the leading publisher of books on organic agriculture, gardening, housing, comprehensive health, natural construction, sustainable living, socially responsible business and more. Properly placed plants can also be used to alter the conditions of your garden site. Temperature, light levels and wind are greatly affected by trees and plants in a landscape.
The noises in your landscape can be affected by what you put in the design, such as water fountains or birdhouses, as well as by any physical barriers that keep your garden isolated from noises beyond the landscape. Just as a house has well-defined and carefully planned rooms, so should its landscape; the intelligent use of its materials allows you to create different rooms in your landscape. Flower gardens are probably one of the most enjoyable gardens to plan, plant and play with year after year. In addition, group cold-season crops and consider later plantings of warmer season crops.
Starting with the area above you, think about the top plane, which could include arches and trees. Don't forget the floor plan (including how smaller plants will be grouped and organized, as well as groundcovers and hardscapes). If you must grow in a windy place and try not to plant or build a windbreak to protect fragile plants. Plants, hardscapes and garden ornaments have their own visual details, from various shapes and shapes to a variety of colors and textures.
However, it's still smart to read labels or research the specific plants you have in your garden. Sometimes, these organizations can offer soil analysis services, in addition to selling simple soil analysis kits with instructions that allow you to analyze your own soil and can advise you what to do if you need to change the acidity levels at your plantation site. Perennials, such as asparagus, should be in the most suitable area to grow that crop year after year. When starting a garden, you may be tempted to plant as many things as you can fit in the area, but you must strictly follow the spacing recommendations listed on each of the labels.