How to Design a Herb Garden? 5 Tips for Successful Layering
October 24, 2022
No matter how beautiful the house is, do you agree with us that the experience isn’t complete without a small garden with herbs? Honestly, it only takes a few plants to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. These types of gardens can be designed to fit any style, size, or shape.
Do you want to learn how to design a herb garden? We're glad to hear that, welcome to a site that will help you learn the basic techniques that guarantee success.
How to Design a Herb Garden?
- Choose the ideal spot
Always be guided by the fact that there are herbs for every situation. You don't have to worry too much if you think you don't have enough space. Trust us, regardless of whether you only have a small corner to spare or an entire garden, there are so many possibilities and options to have a useful and beautiful herb garden.
The most important thing is to choose an ideal place, preferably not too far from the kitchen. Choose plants suitable for the conditions you can provide them (sheltered, sunny spot, or shade).
- Choose your herbs
As you might guess, herbs can be broadly grouped according to growing needs. Based on this, we confidently assert that the easiest way to have a thriving herb garden is to group those plants with similar requirements together.
Most often you can buy and grow them as small plug plants or ready-grown plants in pots. In terms of economy, the best option is to grow annual and biennial herbs (coriander, basil, or parsley) from seed.
- Provide appropriate care
There is no success without the right amount of care. Frankly speaking, caring for herbs isn't much different from that for other annuals and perennials. They are simply unfussy plants. As for conditions, most of them thrive in moderately fertile, well-drained soil and a sunny position.
Check out this Gardening Guide for Healthy Growing, we believe you will find answers to various questions here.
How Do You Lay Out a Herb Garden? An Example in Practice
Tip #1. Place tall herbs in the back, preferably on the north side to allow them to get the right amount of sun they need.
Tip #2. Plant shade-loving herbs directly in front of the tallest ones, as they will definitely provide shade for shorter ones.
Tip #3. Place shorter, sun-loving herbs in front or at the edges of the garden to not only make the whole concept look much more attractive, but also for the amount of light.
Tip #4. Plant fragrant ones that you know will attract pollinators, in the center of the herb garden.
Tip #5. It would be a good idea to avoid planting herbs from the mint family together with all other plants as they could easily take over your garden. Opt for containers.
Seek Help in Modern Technologies
Designing your own herb garden can be quite challenging but hugely satisfying at the same time. Fortunately, there is an App that can help you; iScape. All you have to do is follow the clear and simple instructions. The process is fun and you can easily get the perfect herb garden that's unique to you.
To Wrap Up
Herbs bring many benefits not only for the garden itself but also for people. We hope we have given you some inspiration on how to design a herb garden. If you have a herb garden, please share some of your tips and tricks on how to keep it thriving.
Tony Manhart is the founder and editor in chief at Grower Today. Tony’s enthusiasm and rich experience in all things related to growing plants have led him to share his knowledge with gardening aficionados all over the world. When he is not working around his garden, Tony spends his time writing tips and tricks on various subjects related to plant cultivation and soil maintenance.