How To Choose Outdoors Plants For Your Garden


I love my garden. It’s full of beautiful flowers and plants, but it wasn’t always this way. In fact, when I first moved into my house, I just had a patchy lawn with some sad-looking shrubs dotted around it. Over the years though, I’ve worked hard on improving it so that now it looks like something out of a magazine! So if you’re thinking about making your outdoor space more attractive or improving its condition for the first time then here are some tips on how to choose outdoor plants for your garden:

Consider each aspect of your garden.

You should think about each aspect of your garden:

  • The size of the garden.
  • The location of the garden.
  • The climate of the garden (e.g., arid or humid).
  • Soil type in that area, and how much sun exposure it gets.
  • Which plants you want to grow, which attract birds and bees into your garden, and which repel insects you don’t want hanging around!

Be wary of pests.

It’s also important to be wary of pests that may affect your plants. While it can be tempting to buy the most fragrant, colorful and/or exotic plant you come across, it is worth remembering that different plants attract different types of bugs. So before you commit to a purchase, look for plants with labels that say they are pest resistant or native to your area.

If you do have an issue with pests, there are things you can do to keep them at bay:

  • Use companion planting—planting a row of marigolds between vegetables like tomatoes or eggplants will help deter pests by repelling them with their scent and taste (as well as providing easy-to-harvest flowers).
  • Use natural pesticides—you can make your own spray using neem oil (a natural insecticide), which does not harm bees or humans but will kill any unwanted bugs trying to feast on your garden! Just mix one part water with three parts neem oil into a spray bottle then apply as needed throughout the season when necessary.”

Choose plants to attract wildlife.

You should choose plants that attract wildlife. This will ensure that your garden is a haven for birds, bees and butterflies to live in. You may want to use plants that repel wildlife too, such as garlic or lavender to keep out mice and rabbits.

Infuse your garden with scents.

You can use plants with scents to add a sense of calm, elegance, warmth and familiarity to your garden.

  • Lavender is a perennial plant that smells great. It has pretty purple flowers that bloom from June to August in most regions. They also have small leaves that are deep green or greyish green in colour. This makes it ideal for use as an ornamental shrub because it looks good when planted by itself or with other plants such as roses or perennials like violas or pansies (buttercups). The lavender plant grows up to three feet high and wide so you should give it space if you want it to grow well without crowding out other plants around it but make sure there is enough sunlight on its leaves so they can get enough sun energy from the sun rays which helps them develop stronger stems so they can hold themselves upright against strong winds during storms – otherwise the branches may fall down onto your head!

Plant flowers that bloom at different times throughout the year.

Plant flowers that bloom at different times throughout the year.

Plants that bloom at different times of the year are more interesting and will be more likely to survive without needing constant care during their dormant period. They are also more likely to attract insects, birds and bees which can help pollinate other plants and flowers in your garden.

Use foliage as an extra layer.

Another great way to use plants is by using foliage as an extra layer. You can add depth, create mystery and make plants stand out by using the plant’s leaves and stems to provide a backdrop.

For example, if you’re trying to bring more green into your garden and love how lush ferns look but don’t have enough space for them, another option is planting some of their cousins with different heights. This will allow you to create layers of foliage intertwined with each other for a beautiful effect.

Decorate with edibles.

Decorate with edibles.

Plant some edible plants in your garden to add color and flavor to your plot. Edible plants can also be used as a natural way of keeping pests away from other parts of the garden, or even attracting wildlife if you’re lucky!

Consider ornaments and other features.

There are many ways to add interest to your garden, and ornaments and other features are just one way to do it. Your garden can look better if you include more than just plants in it. Ornamentation such as statues, bird feeders and water fountains can help create a theme by making the space look more attractive. You can also use lighting effects like solar lights to make your outdoor space look beautiful at night time too!

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing outdoor plants for your garden, but following these tips will set you on the right track towards having the perfect garden you dreamed of.

Now that you have an idea of what type of plant you want, it’s time to find out where it will be placed in your garden. This is important because some plants need full sun while others are partial to shade. You’ll also want to consider the climate at this point in order to ensure that your chosen outdoor plants are suited for where they’re going.

Now let’s talk about caring for your outdoor plants! Plants need lots of water, especially if they’re growing in pots or containers rather than soil (which means less water retention). If possible, try not to water them from above as this can cause damage by making them fall over or damaging their roots. Instead, make sure that there is good drainage around the base so no excess water builds up which could then lead onto root rot (this means death!). Also remember not all soils drain well so if there’s a big difference between where these two things meet then try digging another hole further down into another layer which contains better drainage capabilities so as not too much extra water collects near those vulnerable roots – this will help prevent any chance of root rot occurring due to excessive standing water around those delicate roots.”


With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a garden that’s perfect for you and your family. You can also make use of seasonal trends by using the information in this blog post as a guide to buy plants that are appropriate for the time of year. For example, if it’s summertime but you want an autumn-like vibe in your home then consider buying some colourful blooming flowers like dahlias or roses which will provide colour all year round!

Leave a Reply