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Designing Garden Islands for the Landscape

List of Theme Garden Ideas –

Butterfly Pollinator Garden, Edible ornamental garden, rock garden, Native perennial plant garden, Color themes (e.g. a white or orange garden), Japanese evergreen garden, Classic cottage garden, Formal rose garden, cut flower garden

Once you’ve found a good location for the garden on a property, it’s time to determine the size and shape of the bed. Make the bed creative; Kidney or crescent shapes are interesting, or try rectangular, square, or oval shapes. What theme or type of garden plants would you prefer? Pick the best look and after a little initial planning, it’s easy to design the rest of the garden with the iScape app. In this post, you can see some examples of flower islands created with iScape app.

With the landscaping complete and approved, it’s time to install the soil and plants. Mark your area with paint or flour. Dig the perimeter and remove grass from all edges. Cover the central portion of the island with thick layers of newspaper before placing 6 to 10 inches of topsoil or enriched soil on top. The newspaper and heavy soil should kill the grass and weeds underneath. Plant trees and shrubs first, then decorative stones or other accessories. After that, plant the shorter perennials and annuals. Building a flower island with a creative design can be a beautiful addition to the landscape and is easy to do with iScape.