Adding colour to your garden needn’t be costly or time-consuming and can help to create an attractive yet tasteful outdoor space. These landscaping tips will help you to add colour to your garden, but without creating an effect that’s just too garish or overdone.
Adding plants is an obvious and easy way to add a splash of colour. Choose alternative cultivars of the established plants in your area, to make the right impact.
During spring and summer, hollyberry cotoneaster is either a lovely purple or red colour, and in autumn and winter, also grows bright red berries.
For a lovely pink or purple touch in your garden, consider planting some golden ruby barberry shrubs, which can look wonderful amongst the yellow and red leaves of autumn.
For colourful trees in your garden, you may want to plant some Japanese maples, which are small and easy to maintain, but extremely eye-catching. For a splash of chartreuse, try planting some Full Moon, while Red Dragon is perfect for the borders in your garden.
Cornus sericea is a dogwood tree that brings colour to your garden in the spring and autumn, and you can choose from several types that will bloom for longer, depending on your colour theme and overall look. Princess Kay plum and Canadian plum are both early bloomers.
Planting bright annuals is another easy and inexpensive way to add some colour, and light pink or white seed impatiens can add colour to those shadier areas. Once established they need little care even during dry weather and don’t have to be deadheaded. A combination of plants, such as a purple blooming moss verbena and dusty miller is ideal if you have any sunny areas in your garden.
Go with your taste when it comes to landscaping ideas for your garden and how to add a touch of colour, although the suggestions above might help to get you started.