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Garden Planning Tips

Garden Planning Tips

Gardens are an important outdoor feature and every landscape designer should know this. Therefore, a lot of effort should be put into designing this space to make sure it is just right for your client; as well as for all the other people anticipated to use that space.

1. Pick plants according to the climate of that particular region

As a qualified designer, you ought to know that it is not all about how beautiful a certain flower is or how well other plant flowers. When it comes to designing a garden, you ought to take the climate of that area into consideration. This is because there are plants meant for colder areas and there are those meant for the warmer regions. If you do not consider this, you just might end up planting flowers that will never bloom due to the location of the garden. 

2. Think carefully concerning the location of the garden

Unlike any other outdoor features such as gazebos and patios, gardens cannot just be placed anywhere around the house. You would need to consider the sun path as well as the wind direction and strength; and even other aspects such as rain or availability of water for the garden. For a healthy life of the plants you intend to have in the garden, you should have it located in a place where it can receive sunlight; just the right amount of wind and where you can easily water it, meaning there should be a water tap or another feature nearby.

3. Vary plant life

For best results, go for a variety of plants. This will not only be pleasantly interesting to look at, but it will also ensure that you do not end up landscaping with plants that wither and bloom at the same time. For an evergreen garden, you would want to go for the plants and flowers that bloom and wither at different times of the year.

After all, using different plants will add a splash of color to the garden; and of course you know how important color is when it comes to the décor of both indoor and outdoor spaces.

4. Vary textures

You do not necessarily have to go for a rock garden, but you could include a variety of textures including playing around with the hardscape. Say you could have a water feature such as an artificial stream; then go on ahead to introduce a couple of rocks here and there. Variety is indeed the spice of life and as a landscaping designer it is up to you to factor this in when creating a garden for your client

5. Make the space usable

Like any other outdoor space, the garden should not just be decorative but also functional. Why not include a bench in the garden such that one may come and sit to read a book or even just take in the beauty of the surroundings? When done right, gardens can transform into a pleasant serene space and brining out this ambiance is all up to you – the designer.

Designing a garden should not be that heavy task. On the contrary, it can turn out to be quite the fun exercise as long as you have the basics in mind.

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