Before starting your garden, identify and remove any invasive species. You can consult the Ontario Invasive Plant Council, and use apps such as iNaturalist or Seek, so that your data is used to support environmental research.
A good practice is to select trees and shrubs first, then plants. To ensure continuous blooms throughout the seasons, you can make a table with three columns with the headings spring, summer and fall blooms, then ensure you have at least three different types of plants under each category. This will help you have continuous blooms throughout the seasons.
According to Lorraine Johnson, it is best to:
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