The environment of your garden will determine how successful your gardening efforts will be. If you have been going through magazines and admiring different gardens on display, it is important to note that recreating the same look will depend on your environment. Visit your local garden center to find out the best ways to achieve the look you desire.
The garden temperature
Find out the temperature range that your garden is subjected to so that you can select the most suitable plants. If you experience below zero degree temperatures, look for plants that are frost tolerant or find out the best ways to protect your plants from the cold. Constructions built from glass or plastic can help to protect your plants from the extreme weather conditions, but it is easier to get plants that can handle the temperature. Cold hardy plants like the Native Frangipani, Mauritius Hemp and Agapanthus are suitable in these conditions.
The sunlight available
One of the most important factors when designing your garden is to pick the best spots for the different plants. There are plants that require plenty of sunlight so that they can thrive and you need to ensure that there is no shade around these plants. Other plants do not do well under direct sunlight that can burn the leaves and they require shaded parts of the garden.
The garden humidity
This factor is often underestimated, but it has a huge effect on garden design and planning. There are plants that do well in extreme humid conditions. The plants often require shaded areas to maintain the moisture levels and they do not do well in arid areas that experience dry summers. Some plants that require humidity include the Fruit Salad plant and the Florida Bamboo palm.
Use this information to pick the best spots for all your plants so that you can ensure that they are all strong and healthy.