Pick the Right Plants
Planting an entryway garden requires careful thought. “Before deciding on your plants, consider the amount of light your garden area receives,” says Lacey Moore of Wheeler Gardens. “It’s important to choose blooms that work well with your sun exposure level.” To create layers of color and texture, Schaffitzel’s recommends a mixture of perennials, annuals and shrubs. “A lot of people mix perennials (a long-lasting plant) with other seasonal bulbs, that way they don’t have to start from scratch each season,” explains Kristek.
Regular maintenance will keep your plants growing taller and stronger. Among the more well-known upkeep tips like regular waterings and necessary trimmings, Schaffitzel suggests using a long-lasting garden fertilizer. According to Kristek, this is just as essential to your garden as watering. It’s also important to keep your garden free of pesky critters that destroy your plants. “Consider using repellent spray,” says Moore. “Marigolds and scented geraniums are also natural repelling plants, as their smell turns off lots of creatures,” Kristek says.