Designing Your Own Garden (Part II)

Spring is in the air, leaves are on the trees, and flowers are blooming! This is a great time of year to put your green thumb to work.

Earlier this week, we began to detail the steps that you should take in order to start the planning your own garden.

After you’ve analyzed your space and drawn your garden, you will want to make a list of the different elements that you plan on including. Are you planning an arbor? How about a perennial bed?

Now that your space has a well defined style, it’s time to get to work putting it all together. You’ll want to keep the following two tips in mind when determining what type of plants to install:

  • Use plants with similar care requirements (i.e. watering, soil, sunlight)
  • Plant with the proper mulch that will keep the soil moist in the summer heat

When you’re ready to take it a step further, here is a great article on garden design that is published on

And of course, feel free to consult with Marvin Gardens for more specific, custom design ideas.