Growing a garden that blooms all year round can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only do you get to enjoy the bright colours and fragrances of your plants during different seasons, but you also get to witness how your garden evolves throughout each season. Planning for this type of garden does require some planning and organisation, but it is far from impossible. 

With the right combination of plants, shrubs, trees and perennials to withstand the local weather conditions whatever they may be; you’ll be able to craft a garden that will bring life, interest and joy all year round. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to create a beautiful year-round garden.

How To Plan a Garden For Year-Round Growth

Here’s how to plan for a garden that blooms all year round:

Visit Garden Centres 

Researching the types of plants that will work best in your region is critical when designing a garden that blooms all year. One suggestion to explore what is out there and get a better understanding of which species thrive in your area is to make visits to a garden centre like Hassett Plant Centre at different times throughout the year.

Keep in mind that having an abundance of foliage throughout the year is essential to build balance To ensure you have a variety of colours and texture, consider combining two or more plants that flower together during each season. This will create a garden that is constantly evolving and changing as the weather changes.

Survey Your Garden

Knowing your garden is essential if you are going to create a garden that blooms all year round. To start, you need to assess soil quality, moisture content and the amount of sun each season brings. By doing this, you will be able to find the right plants that flourish in your particular environment. If you are ever unsure or need some advice on which plants to buy for your garden, our friendly team at Hassett Plant Centre can help – they even offer bespoke surveys from experts with years of experience.

Add Perennials

Adding perennials to a garden is a wise investment for all the green thumbs out there. Not only do these plants come back year after year, with proper maintenance, but some of them even bloom more than once or have an extended bloom season! Everblooming daylilies and coneflowers can provide blooms throughout the growing season, while salvias and black-eyed Susans may just surprise you with their lengthy display of vibrant colours. To ensure your garden looks its best throughout the seasons, planting a variety of perennials that flower at different times is recommended. That way, you can enjoy beauty in your garden all year long!

Keep Up With Maintenance 

Your garden requires regular maintenance, such as mulching, weeding, watering, and fertilising – each step ensures healthy soil for your plants to reach their full potential. These good gardening habits create ideal conditions which will help your flowers reach an optimum level of beauty and performance. If you want to be sure that you’re supporting a healthy garden with a luxurious array of blooms every month, then keep up with the vital maintenance schedule it needs.

Plant Suggestions for Designing Year-Round Gardens

Here are some examples of plants to include in a four season garden (please note that the selection of plants to include will vary depending on your region and the amount of sunlight your garden receives):

  • Spring Plants: Tulip, Daffodil, Peony, Crocus, Snowdrop
  • Summer Plants: Daylily, Coneflower, Rose, Bee balm, Hydrangea
  • Fall Plants:  Ornamental grasses, Mums, Flowering cabbage, Pansy, Hardy begonias 
  • Winter Plants:  Camellia, Evergreen hollies, Firethorn, Chokeberry bushes.

At Hassett Plant Centre, you’ll be able to find an extensive range of plants and grasses for your garden that will give your landscape a unique look and make it thrive all year round. From tulips, daffodils and peonies in the spring to snowdrops and crocuses in the winter, we have a wide variety of options to choose from.

Our experts are also always on hand to help you pick the perfect plants for your garden and give you advice on how to maintain them. So, why not come and visit us in store or browse our online selection today –  we’re sure you’ll find something that will help your garden bloom all year round.