Creating a garden is not just a matter of preparing the soil and putting in a little planting for a blooming flower or two. The elements of a garden are the plants, flowers and grass that thrive on that land. While creating a formal garden design may seem like an overwhelming task, it really only takes a bit of thought to get started creating a beautiful garden of your own. Whether you are starting from scratch or you have an existing garden you want to update, it is important to follow some basic guidelines before you begin.
A garden designer can assist you in determining how much space you have and what type of garden design will work best in your yard. While this is one of the first things they will do, you should always take into consideration your personal preference. Many gardens utilize formal gardens with deep seating and planters, while others are informal, more Mediterranean in nature. It all depends on the preference of the individual, which is totally up to you!
The next step after determining the type of garden you would like is deciding on the overall theme you wish to create. For those who are starting from scratch, this can be as simple as just adding some flowers and trees. More formal gardens can include walkway paths, statues, fountains and ponds to give the area character and depth. These gardens can be decorated in anything from ivy and evergreens to different types of grasses and foliage.
Next, you need to choose the resources from which you will draw your garden plan. This can be as simple as using post-it notes and other small pieces of paper to write out your ideas. Some people prefer the use of a computer program like SmartDraw. SmartDraw has pre-made gardens that you can manipulate and change the colors, materials and other elements to better suit your needs. SmartDraw also allows you to save your Garden Design on removable card sheets, which makes it easy to reposition or replace any information that you may need.
There are other resources besides SmartDraw. For those who enjoy designing their own gardens, there are books available on the subject that provide step-by-step instructions and tips for designing gardens. There are also magazines and books that are dedicated to the subject. You can either purchase these print sources or borrow them from local libraries. There are even several websites that have gardens listed that you can use as a reference for designing your own garden.
Once you have your garden design, you can begin implementing it. Remember that it is not necessary to make changes to your garden once you have finished implementing it. It is always best to go back and check for any mistakes that you may have made during the planning phase. The best way to check for yourself if a garden design is good is to look at it from far away. Stand still and look at it from above, below or at a distance and see how well the design has aged and whether it looks like something that you would want to live in or grow in.
Even if you find it to be beautiful, you may not always want to live in it. In this case, it is best to move the garden to a different location or have a fence built around it. You should also consider the cost of landscaping when you are choosing where to place your garden. You may find that the design you had in mind was quite expensive, but if it will not fit into your yard or the space you have available, then it may not be such a good idea.
Finally, be creative with your garden design. If your garden does not exactly suit the style of your home, try landscaping around your home instead. You can buy potted plants and other accessories to bring interest to the space, but remember that you do get what you pay for. If you feel creative enough to design a garden that fits the style of your house, then go for it. Just be sure that you research the best designs that are out there, as well as the maintenance involved. This way, you can make sure that your garden is a good fit for you and your family.
Welcome to my blog about home and family. This blog is a place where I will share my thoughts, ideas, and experiences related to these important topics. I am a stay-at-home mom with two young children. I hope you enjoy reading it! and may find some helpful tips and ideas that will make your home and family life even better!