Designing Your Garden – There are many ways to approach your garden design. The first thing you need to consider is the end goal. This could be a newly designed garden, an overhaul of your existing garden, or a completed redesign. You also need to consider the type of person that you are and the personality that you want to create. A stuffed bear garden is not as fun, as much work, as creative as a water garden, as much fun, as fulfilling as likely as a caterpillar garden. Do you want a quiet, peaceful area to sit, or would you prefer a fun, active playground for your children?
Something else to think about is the type of plants that you want. Would you like to have a mix of beautiful colors, or would you prefer to hide the colors under a blend of plants with varying heights and colors? A pebble garden is a good choice for those who like simplicity, as the pebbles guarantee a beautiful carpet of color with very little work. Some may want to include vegetables, as they add beauty to the garden. This also binds the whole family together.
Finally, it would help if you thought about how you will use your garden. Would you like to have an area that just the flowers and the grass force load into, or would you need an attractive area and a place where the family could relax and unpack their feet? Would you need an area that is interesting for children or only for adults to explore?
For children, you have many choices of a simple play area, or maybe you apartments so that the whole family can enjoy the space. Maybe you are looking for a separate area or a combination of space and people to have your own space. Do you want to have a water feature that will attract wildlife like butterflies and birds you might want to sit with and talk with?
If you are an adult and want a garden that will be suitable for an office, you may need to consider maybe planting a lawn area, which may be divided into sections like decking for the kids to have their own games. An adults-only area may be home to some plants that make for a more chilled atmosphere, or maybe you want a place that encourages conversation, maybe about things other than sports.
When you create a design for your garden, you need to live with it, and eventually, it will reflect your personality. You will eventually learn to love the layout, and the feeling of calm in your garden will become a calling ground for you to explore the different aspects of the design. Of course, having fun with your design and using the correct flowers and plants will be essential to making it a reality.
Once you have created your ideal garden, it will be time to enjoy it. Intending to spend some time in your garden relaxing and eating will be easy for you to do. Taking the time to consider the plants you want to add, choosing the right bedding plants will create a perfect environment for your perfect garden. Plants are not chosen randomly. You can choose plants that are the right ones for you, depending on the house’s color, the shape of the garden, the size of the garden, and your personality.
It is good to have the plants in different shapes of pots when you start; this will give you the chance to experiment and discover what will work best for you. Many people keep plants in the same shape for years and forget about them. For example, have you ever seen a box of chrysanthemums? I certainly have!
Chrysanthemums are a fantastic family of easy to start with as they flower all the way through the 9 months of the year. Try going to your local garden center and looking for a packet of seeds, and you won’t belong in finding some great plants.
One of my favorite ways to decide on which plants I want to use is to go out in the yard and look at the space all at once. Depending on the size of the garden, there are bound to be several plants you can use. I always find it a good idea to try and use plants that will offer some warmth and color to the garden in the summer months. However, don’t forget to take note of the foliage and consider whether or not the color of the leaves complements the rest of the garden.
Another great thing about container gardening is that it really encourages the coming of spring. After a few years of waiting, you can finally reap the rewards of producing some lovely colors.
I also quite like the ‘binomial’ system of planting as it lends itself to variety and comes in colors. Some seeds are slow to germinate, so you can always keep your planting schedule regular.
Once you have your space all set out, it’s time to choose the finishing touchiness.