July Tips for Wisconsin Gardeners

July – Perennial Garden Ideas

By Steven A. Frowine, The National Gardening Association

Perennials return each year to provide splashes of color and texture to garden beds and borders. Here are some basic garden layout tips and techniques used by professional garden designers that you can easily apply in your own garden.

The most common way to display perennials is together, in a large flowerbed or, space permitting, a long border of either meandering form or with firm boundaries. These methods of growing perennials are purely practical: You can prepare the soil, plant them together, and care for them.

  • Plan to be in scale: Some sense of proportion between your home, garage, and/or shed (whatever’s nearest to the proposed perennial garden) is key. A big house, for instance, does best with wider beds and taller plants; a smaller one is better served by a series of smaller beds and lower-growing plants.

  • Match garden style with structures: A casual bungalow, cottage, or one-level home likes an informal perennial garden, with wavy-edged boundaries; a larger or more imposing home, or one with strong architectural elements and lines, needs a more formal, straighter-edged approach.

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The ability of perennials to produce striking foliage and flowers repeatedly is what makes them so popular among gardeners. Unlike annuals, these plants will endure winter weather and return with vigor in spring or summer without much help from us (aside from a bit of pruning, deadheading and basic care).

As you begin to consider your perennial garden, it is important to think about how they fit into the overall design. There are many perennials to choose from in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and textures.

Now is a perfect time to give this additional thought, with our super special coupon; buy 4 and get 1 free (of equal or lesser value). 

For more ideas with perennials, visit our July Garden Tips blog page. 

Additionally, this month, Heritage Hill Nursery is offering 20% off of Potted Variegated Maple Trees. 

Check our Seasonal Tips blog for all kinds of helpful information to keep your yard and garden looking simply beautiful!

Questions about planting, feeding and watering? Take advantage of our knowledgeable horticulturist & owner, Jason. He is here to help you make good decisions on what will work best and how to properly tend to your new plantings. Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.