Are you interested in making a few changes to your garden or do you want to completely redesign your garden? You need to consider some important factors before you start planning your next landscaping project. Our handy guide will help put together a plan that will allow you to create a beautiful landscape.
When putting together a plan for your new landscape, you need to think about the climate and the soil type that is in your garden. Specific condition of your garden will create a micro-climate that is based on the length of sun and shade that the area receives.
There are 4 different categories of a microclimate: full sun, partial shade, shade or deep shade. When thinking of selecting plants, fitting decking and arranging furniture, keep in mind the microclimate of your garden.
Who’s Using your Garden?
Do you have children or pets? Are you planning on using your garden for parties and BBQs? Depending on who your garden is going to be for, you might need to create different spaces that have different uses.
You will be using and maintaining your garden so make sure you know your budget and maintenance style.
By having a theme, it will help your select plants, decorations, structures and hardscapes, do you want a lot of neat shapes or are you after a more natural feel? Try to complement the lines, style and colour scheme of your home’s architecture in your garden.
When picking the plants, you want in your garden you need to think about how they will function in your landscape. Different plants will benefit you in a number of ways, some provide you with fruit and vegetables, some smell nice, some create a beautiful scenery etc…
If you plant your trees or flowers correctly, they can alter your landscape site conditions. Temperature, wind and light levels will be affected by trees and plants.
Attention to Detail
Plants, hardscapes and garden ornaments have their own visual details, like shapes, forms, colours and textures. These visual details can be used to contrast and complement each other to create a captivating landscape. The scent of your plants can also enhance the experience you create in your garden. Flowers will be fragrant and blooming so try and find other scents that complement each other.
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