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Designing Your Dream Garden


When it comes to decorating your home, don’t forget about your garden. This extra space can be utilised for a variety of different things, transforming it into a place that can bring you joy and relaxation. There are many simple things that you can do yourself to bring your garden to life, but there is also always the option of bringing in a professional gardener to help with landscaping and design. Here are a few ideas to help with the design process that will bring your dream garden to life.

Splitting your garden into different ‘zones.’


If you have quite a sizable garden, you might want to think about dividing it into different zones. You could have a patio area that contains garden seating allowing you to dine outside. If you have children, you may want a space where they can explore and play. You may also want a nice, relaxing, shaded area with plenty of plants and greenery. Whatever zones you decide to create in your garden, there are many subtle ways to make each area distinct, but still, pull together to create one beautiful, cohesive garden design.

Choosing the right plants


You might believe that choosing the flowers and plants for your garden would be one of the easiest parts of your garden design. There are, however, a few things you should think about before committing to the plants that you like. The type of soil you have in your garden can affect the types of flowers that will grow. By testing the pH of your soil, you will be able to choose plants that are likely to grow well in that soil.

You also need to think about how you are using your plants. You might want to use some plants as a border alongside your paths — others you might wish to plant in flower beds or pots. Thinking about how you are going to use them will make it easier to pick the correct plants for the right areas.

You should also take the time to pay attention to how much sunlight your garden gets and where the shaded areas are. If you do want some plants in the shaded areas of your garden you have to make sure that you pick plants that do well in the shade, the same goes for overly sunny areas that will often be in the heat, find plants that will thrive in those conditions.

When should you bring in a professional?


There are many little things that you can do to your garden yourself that will make it into an area where you will love to spend time. However, if your dream garden starts to include more complicated elements, you may want to think about hiring a landscape gardener. Not only will this cut down on the amount of hard labour you have to do yourself, but it also means that you will be able to get the most fantastic garden available with your budget. They will listen to your ideas about how you want your garden to look and design something beautiful and practical that you will love.

There are many examples of beautiful looking gardens online that will help you with your overall design. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination and dream, but also know when it is time to ask for help in order to achieve your vision.

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