Creating a well laid out functional and neatly manicured garden can be highly rewarding. So if you have managed to keep a few indoor plants alive, and have some unused garden space, why not plan out your garden and make it look like a landscaped dream.
The first step to having a perfectly landscaped garden is planning. Planning is fundamental to having your dream garden. You need to ensure you plan and then implement your plans to ensure you get a garden that suits your needs down to a T.
Do you need a garden for the kids or grandkids to play in, space for a swing set or a pool? Do you want a functioning garden, which will supply you with vegetables or herbs? Do you want a purely ornamental garden that is just for the sake of beauty? Or do you need a space that is for entertaining and has hardy plants that would survive close encounters with family and friends?
So once you have your needs down, spend time committing and laying out those needs on paper, so that your space is utilised properly like the casino gamers who plan everything before playing in their free time. Remember to check things like which parts get more sun, and make sure to plant appropriate kinds of flora in those spots. Also remember things like wind, as some plants or garden accessories could be damaged by high winds.
So once you have an idea of what your gardens function will be make sure you research your local climate, and ensure that the plants you purchase to plant are suitable. You can’t grow grapes in a jungle, so shop for the appropriate plants (unless you included a green house in your planning stage…hey if you have the budget why not?)
You have done the planning and plant research, so you are ready to begin the actual landscaping! Remember that you do not have to spend your entire salary immediately; you can stagger your garden purchases and make gradual changes to the space. Slowly incorporating pieces and plants as your budget allows.
But if you want to go makeover reality show style, and update your garden in a day – do it! A quick change to your garden can be soothing for you or actually add to the value of your home, if you are currently trying to sell.
Once you have purchased the plants (or gravel/mulch/benches/swings/trees/etc) lay them out where they will be planted or placed, you will then get a preview of how things will look once settled. Now is the time to make a few changes, rearrange the location of flowers, and move the bench more into a shady spot.
Whether you make quick or slow changes, landscaping your garden and working on it with your own hands can be highly rewarding. So get down and dirty, make some changes and enjoy your personalised landscaped garden.