How to start a flower garden

By John Brennan, 16/06/2021

How to start a flower garden

Considering we’re now in the early days of summer, many people’s gardens will now start flourishing with life and colour as the many flowers they’ve planted beforehand start blooming. You might find yourself being one of those people asking what-ifs after not partaking in some summer garden preparation out of fear of not knowing where to start. But fear not, as we have some tips on how to start your flower garden when next summer season rolls around, and our very own planting scheme that can help you build it.

Decide on a theme

With the first step it’s pretty easy since there is no right or wrong answer. You can decide how you want your garden to look. In terms of generating ideas yourself, we recommend considering how you want your garden to make you feel. If you want a classic summer feel, you could go with an English garden. If you want a more relaxed atmosphere, you could settle on a Japanese flower garden. You could go with a formal garden if you’re looking to plant your flowers in a sophisticated and symmetrical design; your choices are varied. Browse through some images to see what style suits how you want your garden to look and feel. If you’re looking for guidance on how to make that decision for yourself, we at Yorkshire Gardens provide our very own planting scheme that is designed to help. We’ll assess your space and take into account specific plants that will be most suitable in enhancing your outdoor space. 

When to start

The start date for planting your flowers for the summer has a lot of leeway and can therefore vary. We think it’s always good to have a head start, since you can then just enjoy your garden in the summer rather than worrying about planting and maintenance at such a late stage. When it comes to planting, you can either do so through planting seeds or flower plants. If you’re looking at starting early, it’s best to go with seeds and plant them in winter, as not only will they develop in time for summer but you can also save money. If you’re ever looking to add more flowers you can simply shop for flower plants anyway, you don’t have to limit yourself to either option. 


In regards to planting, you don’t even have to do that yourself, as if you choose our planting scheme we can physically do it ourselves. You have the freedom to choose how you want your garden to look and feel. We can bring your vision to life, as well as provide expert knowledge and guidance. 


In terms of maintenance, whether it comes to watering or fertilising, it all depends on the type of flowers you have so we recommend researching the flowers you want for your garden before purchasing the seeds. You might want to think about using our planting scheme - it’s far more convenient because you don’t need to worry about maintaining your flowers. We will provide you with a printed plant list that details your garden’s plants, as well as maintenance tips. Additionally, we also provide a regular maintenance service to ensure your garden remains in pristine condition.

Green Roofs

If you don’t have a lot of garden space, or don’t have a garden at all, another option could be investing in a green roof. These are roof systems that use plant life as a covering rather than conventional roofing materials. Green roofs are an ideal alternative because they offer many things a garden does, such as a splash of greenery to your home, as well as attract wildlife like butterflies. Green roofs also come with their own unique benefits, such as being low maintenance, moderating building temperatures, and filtering dust and pollution. They can also be installed on many different types of roof.

Yorkshire Gardens

If you’re looking to start a flower garden or invest in a green roof, book a free consultation with us and we can offer expert advice and talk you through our planting scheme. Alternatively, you can contact us via telephone at 0113 262 1214. 

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