Original owner/builder. Extremely well cared for 10 room Cape style home set back off road for privacy. Nicely landscaped with flower beds and raised garden. Brand new architectural shingle roof. Large 2 car attached garage with potential auxiliary unit dwelling in finished area above.
Add beauty and serenity to your new home be designing a flower garden. Creating a flower garden doesn’t have to be a huge time-consuming chore if you don’t want it to be. In fact, with the right plant selections, it can be fairly low-maintenance year round.
Here’s what you need to know about designing a flower garden:
Start by taking note of where you would like to place your flower beds. You’ll want to have a good idea of how much sunlight and shade this area receives as well as the soil quality.
It’s good to know how quickly the soil dries out or how much it retains moisture to best understand which plants will thrive here and which might need extra care.
If you’re looking for a low maintenance garden you’ll want to pick plants that will naturally thrive in these conditions with needing you to fuss over them very much.
Start your garden small, especially if this is your first, as you can always expand later but it will be more difficult to shrink down. You’ll also want to keep the types of plants you have in mind when planning size.
Plan based on the sizing of a mature plant and not the size you initially take it home as. This will prevent overcrowding which will keep all of your plants happy and look best visually.
Trace out the shape of your garden and test how easy it is to maintain the lawn around it. This way you will know exactly what to expect when doing law maintenance and can avoid any particular tricky corners or shapes to navigate.
When planning placement of your flowers arrange plants by height with the tallest blooms in the back and shortest up front. This ensures that every flower will have equal access to sunlight without taller plants overshadowing those below them.
You will also want to plan the depth of your flower beds so that you can access even the furthest reaches with ease. Don’t create hard to reach spots that make it easy for weeds or pests to take root and flourish just out of your reach.
Visually it is best to plant at least three plants of a kind. Whether you cluster them together or spread them out is up to you. As you plot out the expanse of your garden carries colors of flowers through all of your beds for a cohesive look across your yard.
It’s best to plan to add more than just flowering greenery. Shrubbery, ornamental grass and foliage add texture and interest year round. It keeps your garden looking full during periods without blooms and allows said blooms to really pop when they are in season.
This meticulously maintained, Custom Built 4 BR, 2.5 BA Garrison/Colonial home in one of Danville’s most desirable neighborhoods is ready for it’s new owners. The house is situated on a wooded 2 acre, corner lot providing great privacy. Its unique floor plan has a welcoming foyer entrance that flows into a sitting/living room with a Vermont Casting wood burning stove. From there enter into a magnificent front to back Great Room with cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, and a floor to ceiling Custom built wood burning fireplace. A Large eat-in Kitchen with plenty of cabinets, that looks out to the deck and sunny backyard. Off the Kitchen is a den that could be used as a 5th BR, Office or Playroom. 1st floor laundry room and 1/2 BA round out 1st floor with beautiful hardwood flooring throughout. 2nd floor features large Master Suite with full BA , 3 more good sized BRs another full BA and closet space galore. Beautiful Redwood siding, Farmer’s porch, ADT alarm system, tankless hot water sys
Lovely Ranch style home, located in a prestigious area of Atkinson, has a legal 2 room, 1 Bath, studio Apartment with a separate entrance and a Fireplace. (Fully approved ADU – accessory dwelling unit) An income opportunity where a tenant could help pay the mortgage! Interior of main house has been meticulously renovated. Newly painted bedrooms, kitchen, bath and living room. Gleaming, new granite countertops make this attractive kitchen desirable with all new appliances. All wood floors in the main house have been refinished along with attractive new tile in the bathroom. FHA furnace with Central AC. Lot was professionally landscaped with attractive shrubs and delicious fruit trees. Very feasible options: The large living room in the studio apartment with fireplace can be utilized as a master bedroom or as an elegant dining room. All a marvelous opportunity!