Top Tips for Designing Your New Garden
Are you dreaming of a beautiful garden that will add a unique touch to your home? If so, you aren’t alone. Gardens and gardening-related hobbies are becoming increasingly popular, and for a good reason. Not only do they provide a great spot for entertaining and relaxing, but they can also help to increase the value of your home.
If you’re ready to design your dream garden, here are 5 tips to help you get started:
1. Identify All the Elements You Want
What do you want to have in your garden? Drawing up a list is always the best start, you can say exactly which items you want and give them a priority so you can make sure that the most important items get considered first. Perhaps you are looking to add a Pergola, you need a nice raised flower bed to hold your beautiful plants or just want an eye-catching bronze statue to make your neighbours jealous!
2. Draw Up a Plan
Creating a plan for your garden is the best way to ensure that your design ideas come to life. Take your time to sketch out a map of the area, including measurements and any existing features such as trees and pathways. This will help you to determine the best layout and make sure you don’t forget any important details.
3. Create some concept art
This may seem daunting at first, but a quick visual representation of what you are actually looking for can go a long way. Rather than thinking in your head what you would like it to look like, you can refer to a crude drawing on a napkin, or something you’ve scribbled in a notepad. Below is a beautiful example we found featuring one of our Rustic Steel Planters.
4. Choose the Right Plants
Choosing the right plants is essential for any garden. Consider the climate, soil type, and sunlight available in your area before deciding on the specific plants you want to use. If you’re looking for something low-maintenance, try incorporating native plants, as they are adapted to your local environment and require less care.
5. Create a Focal Point
Creating a focal point in your garden can help to draw the eye and add interest. Consider adding a water feature, a birdbath, or a garden statue to create a beautiful centrepiece.
6. Incorporate Seating
Adding seating to your garden is a great way to create a relaxing outdoor oasis. Choose furniture that is comfortable and weather-resistant so you can enjoy your garden all year round. Think outside the box too, it doesn’t have to just be a garden bench, you could make use of an outdoor swing too!