Simple Tips For Designing Your Garden

Nov 14 07:54 2011 Chris Jenkinson Print This Article

For the amateur gardener, creating a new design for their plot can be a rather alarming prospect. But is should be an enjoyable experience so relax and take the time to plan it carefully by taking heed of a few basic hints.

If you have no experience in landscape gardening then re-designing your garden or plot can be a rather daunting prospect. You may find the proliferation of gardening magazines and websites more confusing than helpful,Guest Posting and not know where to start. In this situation, the important thing is to take a deep breath and don’t stress!Creating your new garden should be an enjoyable experience, and it can be if you do it at your own pace and follow some simple rules. For example: Survey the land: It is essential to take this first step before you even begin to consider anything else such as choosing plants or turf. You need to learn everything you can about the land and its own peculiarities to find out what you’re up against and create a design that will work. Depending on your budget and the scale of your project, you can hire a surveyor to do this job for you. However, if you are just designing your back garden it is probably more sensible and economical to do the necessary research yourself. Budget: You are now familiar with the land and have identified any potential problems, but it’s still not time to start putting a detailed design together. Before you get carried away, you need to work out exactly what you can afford to spend on your garden. If you don’t do this first then you probably start factoring in elements – plants, structures, ornaments etc. – that you can’t afford and will then have to go back to the drawing board when the reality of the costs involved hits you with a bang.Position: Find out which way your garden is facing, as this will be a factor in where you place any seating elements such as benches, arbours or summer houses. You want to avoid sitting directly in the sun between 1 and 3pm but at the same time you don’t want to be sitting permanently in the shade. Then of course, the positioning of the plants chosen in landscape gardening must also be dictated by where the sun is going to be falling.Elevations: Will your garden be requiring any steps, or perhaps ramps for disabled visitors? If so, you need to plot out where the elevations (highest points) in your garden are to work out where these will need to go. Take time doing this or you could end up with uneven steps which are both untidy-looking and downright dangerous.Lighting: Most people want some kind of light in their garden, whether it’s to sit outside at night, for security purposes or for ease of access to an outbuilding. When you are making you plan, then, factor in where wiring might have to go and where cables will need to be buried as this could affect other elements of the garden design.

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Chris Jenkinson
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Chris Jenkinson is a UK marketing consultant working and writing for Desmond Talbot who are Twickenham landscape gardening company in London.

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