Get Ready to Garden This Spring!


It's warming up out there, and you may be itching to get started on your landscaping and gardening. It's a great idea to get a head start on your garden design so you're ready to plant once the weather is right! John Elliott Interiors is always here for your home design, and today we're going above and beyond with a few tips on how to make your garden and lawn look just as good. Keep reading to learn more! 

Blooming Times

Before randomly selecting flowers that look pretty, it is important for you to know how the plants are going to bloom and when. Some plants bloom in the early spring and last through a good portion of the summer. However, some plants don't bloom until mid-May and then only last for a week or two. Be sure to plant flowers that bloom when you most want your garden to come to life. If you're looking for a design that looks in-bloom for most of the year, be sure to alternate flowers and their seasons so that the garden doesn't look like half is alive and half is dead depending on the season.


Some may find greenery boring, but it is important to have a solid base for your garden so that it doesn't look sparse or ill-planned. Choose greenery that complements the types of flowers and plants that you have chosen, mixing in tall ornamental grasses and low, ground covering crawling plants. These will help frame the beautiful plants you chose and give a sense of completeness to your garden. 


Arrange the flowers and plants by height as well. You wouldn't want to place a tall rosebush at the front of your garden if you are also planting short, delicate flowers, or no one will see them! Read the instructions on each plant or their seed packet to make sure you understand how high they are expected to grow, and then plant them accordingly

Odd Numbers

One "rule" of design is that you should always group items into odd numbers to achieve the most eye-pleasing look to the area. While there is nothing wrong with even numbers, designing with them can make a space look very rigid and draw more attention to any discrepancies in measurement if the items are not perfectly symmetrical. Dealing with odd numbers has been shown to be more satisfying to the human eye, as it gives the design a center to focus on, and it grounds the look with an anchor.

Lake of the Ozarks Design 

John Elliott Interiors doesn't do professional landscaping, but we do have a great eye for design. If you follow these tips to get started on your garden, you'll have a great foundation for a gorgeous landscape. Give John Elliott Interiors a call for a professional interior and outdoor design to match your new, beautiful garden. We are here to make your life more beautiful! 

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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