Design and Grow Your Ultimate Garden



After a winter that had everyone in Victoria shivering, spring has finally sprung in our beautiful city! And that means it’s time to start gardening. No matter if you need to freshen up your garden from last year or if you’re looking to start from scratch, Capital Iron has some great products, ideas, and tips for you to design and grow your ultimate garden.

Tidy Up Your Yard

Chances are that winter stirred up the leaves and trees in your yard. To begin, take a day or two to clean it all up. Then, you can get a good look at your yard and the space you have available.

back yard garden

Think About What You Want in Your Space

Now that you’ve cleared out your space, take a look at which areas get at least six hours of sun every day and have easy access to water sources. This is where you’ll want to put your garden.

You might want it right on the lawn or around the perimeter of your yard. You can also place it on slopes, built up in flower beds in your yard or up on a deck. There are so many spaces to look at for garden design!

Now that you know where your garden is going to go, you can decide what type of garden you want.

  • Flowers and plants are obvious choices because they look and smell lovely, and they add a delightful floral touch to your garden. Some flowers and plants also help out the dwindling bee population by giving them a place to continue their pollination practices.
  • Fruits and vegetable gardens have become increasingly popular over the years as people become more concerned about where their food comes from. With your own veggie garden, you control the conditions around the growing of your food, and most of the time, it’s cheaper to grow your own. Not to mention, food you grow yourself always tastes yummier!
  • Fairy Gardens are a great way to make your garden look magical without having to spend a lot of time. Small or large structures, figurines, and other fun garden accessories create a magical, exciting garden space which will get people talking.

seed packets

Assess What You Already Have

Do you have any plants or flowers which will bloom again? Or do you have some organic seeds leftover in a package you safely stashed away last year? If so, there’s no need to repurchase these.

Take a good look at your gardening tools at this point, too. Are they a little rusty? Or just old and bulky? If the answer is yes, it’s probably time to get new ones. You’ll be surprised at what’s available out there these days for tending to your garden! And it’s so much easier to do all your gardening if you have the right tools.

Talk to the Experts at Capital Iron

When you have questions about gardening, it’s best to talk to people who are knowledgeable about your area. You’re more likely to get the best suggestions when it comes to which soil and plants will thrive in your yard.

Our Downtown Victoria location is home to our garden centre, where our professional team can answer any questions you have and help you make the necessary decisions on how to design and grow your ultimate garden.

We’re proud to carry the full selection of seeds from a local supplier, West Coast Seeds. Veggies, herbs, flowers – we have it all. Find more information and some essential planting charts here.


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