A good gardening plan will help you cut down unnecessary expenses and you will save a lot of time and effort.
Analyze your landscape, think about the factors that will affect the growth of your garden: sunlight, shade, drainage.
The first step is always the hardest, so we decided to simplify garden planning and show you how to start.
As we mentioned, the first step is landscape and factor analysis. You only want the best for your future garden.
Then you should, without any moderation, draw a map of your garden. On that map, locate the sunny and partial shade areas. Mark the areas with best soil and areas that are protected from the wind. Also, label where the future patios and walkways will be. Take into consideration water sources and soil elevations, because it is important that drainage goes away from your home, not towards it.
After that, try to calculate the expenses and pick the best, economical way.
Look at your garden, look at your map. Then reevaluate, considering your budget, soil and climate. Decide what will work in your garden the best.
Think about the paths. Is it necessary to pave large portions of your garden? Good and practical alternative is gravel.
If you want privacy, use live fences. It may take some time, but it also will save you money. Every garden should have unique, individual look that fits its surroundings, architecture and family needs.
It is good to keep and emphasize the natural elements of your garden. This mainly applies to terrain configuration.
Filling out and leveling steep terrain, as well as removing the rocky parts from your future garden is bad because these flaws can be turned into something very interesting and pretty. It will make your garden different from others, so plan how to use the natural terrain as much as you can.
It is necessary to achieve the unity between what nature offered to you and what your desires are.
How to choose plants?
Plants are the main feature of any garden; so choosing them wisely is of big importance. There is something you should consider regarding plants: aesthetics, size, budget and, of course, compatibility.
Domestic plants are always the best choice because they are acclimatized, cheap and don’t need as much care as some exotic sorts.
What kind of garden have you planned? Would that be flower garden, vegetable garden or something in between?
Planning a vegetable garden requires thinking about several factors:
• Space and
Also, you must take into consideration sun exposure and soil quality in order to get the most out of this type of garden.
When planning, the middle of the garden should be reserved for a path. It will be useful not just for passing through, but also for bringing organic compost with garden carts. Edges of the garden should be planted with raspberries, currants, blackberries, especially north, west and the east side of your garden for wind protection. Perennial vegetables and rhubarb plant on the south side.
Flower gardens are not that complicated. Pick the flowers based on its sun or shade affinity. For sunny areas, the best choices are Heliotropium, Petunia, Cassia, and for shade pick Begonia, Ivy, Pansies, Succulents…
If your garden is mainly paved, take out a few pavers and plant them with some colorful flowers.
Relaxation and Play area
The garden should be a place in where you can relax with your family, so your plans must contain a suitable area for sitting or playing. Preferably, it should be located in the shade. For the youngest, incorporate some entertainment elements in your garden, like swings and climbers.
The good gardening plan is crucial for the organized and meaningful garden. Everything in your garden should have a purpose.
To avoid mistakes and get a garden that does not suit your needs, prepare yourself with a plan; that way you will have a dream garden.