Dividing perennials is an easy project that can quickly grow your garden. One plant can produce several additional plants to use elsewhere in your landscape or to give away as gifts.
The joy of perennials is that they come back year after year. But without proper winter care, many perennials will not return in the spring.
A colorful garden is truly a spring delight. Here, you can learn how to build a low-maintenance garden bed that has the added bonus of keeping its colors for three seasons.
“Thriller, Filler, Spiller” – the design technique that adds drama to a dull backyard and color to a neglected corner of any patio. Simply follow these 3 steps to create a beautiful container garden in no time.
1. Thrillers. These plants and ornamental grasses bring height and drama to your garden. Place them either in the center or back of the container.
2. Fillers. Use these rounded or mounded plants to make your container look full and robust. They should be placed in front of, or around, the ‘Thrillers’.
3. Spillers. Round out your garden with these trailing plants. Place them in the front of the container so they can hang over the edge.
Perennials are the plants that keep on giving. When properly planted and taken care of, these plants and flowers can be counted on to come back in bloom year after year saving you time, energy and money. There are many different types of perennials that come in a variety of colors and features, but many of them do have certain things in common.
The typical perennial has a relatively short blooming season, ranging from two to three weeks depending on the type. However, if you plan ahead and group early, mid-season and late blooming perennials together you can ensure that they provide a continual backsplash of color to your yard.
Proper maintenance of perennials is necessary to encourage healthy growth. You can find everything you need to take care of these robust and hardy plants and flowers at The Home Depot. We carry a wide range of mulches to help protect your plants and the soil surrounding them. Choose between natural mulch for its prevention of soil erosion and to retain moisture, or rubber mulch to eliminate the need for annual mulching and to add additional color to your yard. We also carry an extensive variety of lawn sprinklers to help you keep your garden well hydrated during those hot, dry months. Whether you’re looking for a complete sprinkler system or just trying to find a specific accessory like hose connectors and fittings or irrigation timers, you can find it all at The Home Depot.
What good is a beautiful garden if you don’t have an equally gorgeous outdoor space to relax and enjoy it in? Browse through our huge selection of outdoor décor products to find just what you need to add interest and personality to your backyard. Add accessories that will make your home as stunning on the outside as it is on the inside like garden art and statutes, fountains or unique topiaries.