Did you know that the best time to plan the perfect garden is in the Winter? This is due to plants being dormant over the colder season and of course planning it now means you can enjoy your perfect outdoor space in the Summer.
Before you start your plan, think about what you need from your garden. Do you want a space to relax and sit in? Space for the children to play, an entertaining area with a BBQ, or even your own vegetable plots. Maybe you want all of these things? So long as you know what you want you can get on with the planning, budgeting, resources and get in help.
Where can I start planning a perfect garden?
Go and visit garden centres, browse Pinterest for ideas of what can go where. Look at other people’s gardens. Then get a drawing pad and sketch some ideas. Create a mood board. Are you looking for a formal or more informal garden? Get to know your soil beforehand so you know what plants would be suitable. Have a chat with local trades for advice from experts because you will most likely need a domestic concrete supplier and others to get the garden right.
What do I need to consider?
There are a few elements to consider when landscaping your garden.
- The boundary of the garden
- What hedges you have already in place
- Do you have a garden shed or any other outbuildings?
- Paths and patios – will you need to plan around the patio or can it be removed?
- Outside lighting
- Shaded areas
- Plants/shrubs/trees already in place.
The best thing to do is look at the size and shape of your plot. Which direction does it face? This will help you to decide on the plants.
Landscaping materials needed
If you are planning on doing most of the work yourself you will need these materials. Alternatively, you can get tradespeople in to help you with the major jobs. If there is electricity, pipework or drains involved it’s best to get in the professionals. You don’t want to be making a costly mistake.
- Timber and decking
- Damp proof membrane and landscaping fabric
- Concrete and bricks
- Exterior paints
Have you ever thought about landscaping your garden? It can be daunting doing it yourself. If your budget allows maybe get in a landscape designer to plan the perfect garden for you.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found this post useful. I’d love to read your garden ideas.
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