Creating a Beautiful Garden
Now that summer is on the horizon, you may have started to get outside in your garden a couple of times. In the coming weeks and months, this is something that will only become more frequent. So, if you have never thought about the landscaping of your beautiful garden before, now might well be the perfect time. Essentially, the same principles that guide the setup of your interior rooms can be applied to your garden. Here are a few top tips for beginners.
Start With A Plan
Like many great things in life, starting off with a good plan is the best thing to do when it comes to landscape design. Work out what your priorities are. Do you plan on growing your own vegetables? Do you need an area to entertain the guests that you will be having over on a regular basis? Do you have kids that would like a play space? Once you have established your priorities and how much time you have on your hands, you will be in a better position to structure your garden.
Think About Sun and Wind Patterns
When you are working out what to put where, the elements should play a big role in this structuring process. For example, you may want to position your patio in a place where it is generally shielded from wind and catches the afternoon sun at just the right time. If you have some plants that you want to nurture, it is no good putting them in a position where they will be in shade all day long.
Take Small Steps
Despite what you may have seen on the TV shows, you are highly unlikely to be able to get your dream garden in a matter of days! Instead, it is an ongoing process, but this is one of the great pleasures of landscaping. Working for an hour or two at a time will put you in a better position to see how your project is developing slowly, and will prevent you from putting in a lot of work going down the wrong path.
Choose A Focal Point
When it comes to interior design, you will choose a focal point for each room. The same goes for the design of your garden. It is really up to you what you choose. It could end up being an attractive sculpture, an unusual plant, a tall tree or a colorful flowerbed. The aim is to draw the eye as people look across the landscape.
Balance Between Variety and Uniformity
You want to make sure you have plenty of interesting features in your garden, but at the same time you want to have some sort of theme running throughout it. Think of the journey that people will make through your garden based on the paths that you have put in place. Repeating some elements like a certain plant or common color will give your garden a sense of cohesion and togetherness.