Garden is a place where you can relax, chill out, throw a party or barbecue or simply take care of flowers and other plants and grow your own vegetables and spaces. It can be beautiful and peaceful place and it is always a great addition to any house. But there is an art called garden design that lets you turn your garden into fantastic space filled with intricate flower and bush designs, fountains, trees and any other stuff you can imagine to find in a garden. It is the way to turn your garden into wonderland.
The garden design actually stands for the process of laying out plants and planting your garden and other landscapes so that they look beautiful and in a certain way. Think of the most beautiful park or garden you have seen and thought – Who created something so beautiful? Chances are it was a garden designer or garden architect.
But you don’t always have to hire an actual designer to create beautiful garden and design it a certain way. You can do it on your own. You just have to consider a few points to get you started and then you can start creating your dream garden.
At first you need to consider the location of the garden you will be designing. The layout of the garden, the relief and other features like hills, slopes or water body will all play into the design of the garden and you need to think of the best way to incorporate all the garden features in its design. Also the fact that weather it is in the city or in a rural area will determine the nature of the garden.
Next up you need to consider what is the soil like in your garden. Not all plants can and will grow in the same type of soil so you need to consider the soil in able to determine the types of plants you can place in the garden. Of course a lot can be done with minerals and nutrients to influence the plants and force them to grow in a medium they aren’t used to, but that will require a lot more work when caring for them, so I would suggest to go with plants and trees that at least are used to similar soil if not the exact one, for you to have easier time with them.
Also think about the boundaries of your garden and how they can come into play regarding the design of your garden. If the garden have a boundary with forest or livestock meadow then that will all play a big part of how you will design your garden. Also you can create new boundaries and section off your garden if it is big enough in for example resting area, dining area and any other ones you can think of.
And lastly you can think of the the feel you want for your garden. Different cultures have different tastes for example persian gardens are aesthetic but Asian gardens have asymmetrical qualities to them. I recommend to look into the history for inspiration too because in different eras there were different garden traditions and garden designs.
When you have considered all these points it is time to do the planning of the garden. Think of the flowers, the plants and the trees you want in your garden. Then consider the way the pathways will look and from what materials you want them to be. Then it is time to consider whether you want any sculptures or fountains in your garden. And lastly consider the furniture. Only remember that the furniture need to be durable enough to endure different conditions as it will be placed outside. And don’t forget about the appliances and tools you will be needing to create your dream garden.