Wouldn’t it be amazing for you to go outside and then being greeted with the most beautiful garden you have ever seen in your life? More specifically, your dream garden? Designing and planning your own dream garden does not need to be a chore, and creating it certainly does not have to be! By the end of this post, you will be able to create your very own dream garden. Enjoy!
Know Your Growing Zone
It is important that you know your growing zone. This is all to do with your climate. If you do not know what is suitable to grow in your climate, then you are not going to be able to create a dream garden that will realistically stay that way. To help you learn as much as possible, you can join garden clubs, take notes, and speak to other keen gardeners in your area. You can look at as many amazing gardening magazines as you like, but trying to emulate them will not work if you are not in the right growing zone! You should also attempt to learn as much as possible about your soil, too.
Know How Much Time and Money You Have
You do not need a huge budget to create your dream garden. However, knowing your budget is key to creating a garden that you enjoy and can maintain with your budget comfortably. You should know how much you have to spend on your garden right now, and how much you will have to care for it thereafter, monthly or weekly. Then you can make the best decisions. Of course there are ways around not having a huge budget if you want an amazing garden, such as really taking your time and buying things bit by bit.
Make Your Plan
Now you know your budget and you are aware of your growing climate, it is time to make your plan. What do you want in your garden? Maybe you could grow a variety of vegetables and herbs. Perhaps you would like a mixture of shrubs and flowering plants. Water features can look and sound amazing, and furniture is crucial if you ever invite people over. You will also want to decide whether you want an open or more private garden. What would your ideal garden grow, and look like? How would it make you feel? Use these ideas to make your plan. You could even buy a special workbook, sketch it out and make notes on what you are going to buy. Being organized is the key to creating a dream garden.
Invest In the Equipment You Need
Now it is time to invest in the equipment you need. Of course, if you are planning to get somebody in to take care of it all for you, then all you need to do is find the right person, and make sure you have the things you will need to maintain the garden. It is up to you whether you want to build your equipment collection up over time or buy it right away. You may need things like shovels, pruning shears, Hunter spray heads, and good mower blades to get a great looking garden.
Go For Beginner Projects or Download Apps
If you are a beginner gardener, you really do not need to worry about that. There are loads of beginner projects out there that you can take on to build up your skills and confidence. Not only that, you can download apps that are like having your own miniature gardener in your pocket. They will give you reminders when you need to water your plants and everything.
Find Amazing Garden Art and Decor
There is no reason you should not decorate your garden as you decorate your home. You can find incredible garden art and decor that will add to the personality of your garden and give it a little something special. You can use little wind chimes and figurines for a whimsical look, or you can use larger pieces to make a statement.
Give It a Focal Point
You would likely have a focal point in your home, so why not do it in your garden. This could be a standout piece of furniture, a water feature, or a huge plant. It all depends on where your focal point needs to go and what you would like to incorporate.
Add Height with Trees
Having different heights in the garden adds interest and dimension, just as it would in your home. Why not include some trees to add some height? You can use all kinds of plants to do this, from shrubs to bushes.
Plan for Parties
If you plan to have parties in your garden, make sure you plan for this. You will need plenty of seating, maybe a grill/fire pit, a pathway, and anything else that will help to make your garden a better place for guests.
Entice All of the Senses
In an amazing garden, you will notice that all of the senses are played upon. Smart gardeners do this with things like the babbling sound of water features, the sweet scent of perfumed flowers, different colors and heights, comfortable seating, and anything else that can help to create an atmosphere.
Don’t Forget Your Lighting
Finally, you cannot forget your lighting if you want to create an amazing garden that you can spend plenty of time in. You can use solar lighting, automatic lighting, or any other kind of lighting you think will remain suitable. Remember, having the right kind of lighting is not just practical; it is also far safer as it can deter intruders. Not only that, lanterns and fairy lighting are both decorative and help to create an atmosphere. Every amazing garden needs to choose the correct type of lighting.
It is not difficult to create your dream garden. Whatever your budget and time frame, you will be able to make something you feel proud of! If you have the budget, it could be worth hiring a professional designer/gardener to come in and give you some ideas. If you have to do things like level out your garden, the process can be more expensive and take a little longer, but it is worth it!