With the recent bout of sunshine, many people have decided to dig out their tools and get started on work in their garden.
It’s a familiar scenario around this time of year, there’s a little bit of good weather and everyone is inspired to work outside. For many, gardening tools will have rusted over the winter period meaning new tools have to be purchased, or you can’t find your old tools! Either way, once you’ve got your tools you will then look at your abandoned garden and realise that you have no idea where to begin! Here’s a few ideas to help you on your way.
One of the keys to a long lasting well landscaped garden is planning. Having a plan for your landscaping means you have something to follow. The plan should involve watching your lands ‘behaviour’. For example, does your garden have a good drainage system? Is there a particular area of the garden which is better for sunlight? By having this plan to follow you are making the job of landscaping much easier as you’ve already identified potential issues/ideas for your garden.
You should be very careful when choosing your plants, particularly if you aren’t particularly green-fingered. Take advice on plants, and work out which suit your lifestyle. Some plants require constant care, whilst others can be left alone for a while and require less maintenance. At this stage you should also consider the colour scheme of your garden. Will you be going for a lot of greenery? Perhaps you want some strong vibrant colours within your garden? These can all be chosen with the plants you choose. Be careful and make sure you choose plants which suit your climate.
Although you may wish there was an easy ‘how to landscape your garden’ plan, the reality is that every garden is different. You may have a path which splits up the lawn or you could have a fountain in the middle of your lawn. It is really dependent on the individual person. Sheds are also common in the garden, as a place to keep all of your tools safe and dry. You could consider painting your shed to match your garden or choosing a specific design.
Another popular design for gardens is a dining table ready for the summer. It’s not uncommon to sit outside any eat dinner during the summer.
How do you decide on your garden landscaping? Do you plan well in advance or take the advice of the professionals?