Planning The Design Of Your Garden

May 11, 2012 · Posted in Family 

Planning a garden can be fun and rewarding, but it takes time and hard work to get right. Like all projects, great results come from careful planning. We all hate having to correct mistakes, as this can be costly, as well as time wasting, but good plans will avoid this. Try to cover every detail.

Make sure you are clear about your objectives. Consider how you would like to use your garden in future and how you want it to work for you. Any key features you are plan to include in your design, like a seating area or playhouse, will have to be put in the best location in your design. Give sufficient thought to how you will get from one place to the next in the space and include any necessary paths, steps and boundaries.

Look at decor magazines and online garden design galleries for fresh ideas and inspiration, there are lots of excellent resources online offering useful facts and information on every aspect of gardening design , including detailed information about the best plants to use.

Once you have brainstormed, take some detailed measurements of your space and make a detailed plan of your garden, marking each boundary line and remembering to incorporate all of the fixed features you will have to work around.

The most effective method is using a computer design program which will allow you to play around with the layout quickly and easily. There are a number of computer design programs that are very easy to operate and will have a range of garden related features and accessories functions.

Gardens continue to change, so your project is continuous. Plants will grow and change as they mature, in addition to seasonal changes throughout the year.

It takes time to get the shade, privacy, or look you are striving to develop with your plants.

We are all drawn towards colour within a garden and this has to be one of the most vital considerations in garden design. Colours must be planned so that they combine well. At times we have all seen a flower bed or garden with no coordination at all. You can easily avoid this kind of chaos and create a harmonious appearance in your garden.

You do not have to get everything done at once. Make sure you are completely happy with your design and clear about your vision, then tackle your project one small step at a time until you reach your goal.

Are you looking for Garden Design Companies in Reading? At Green Room we have a passion for gardens and landscapes and over 10 years experience of making individual and exciting gardens. We offer a wide range of services and will make sure your garden compliments your home, lifestyle and personal tastes. We are a Contemporary Garden Design company.


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