If you’ve finally decided to overhaul your home garden, it can be tough knowing where to get started, especially if you’ve never been the green thumb type. There’s no need to worry however, since even if you can’t tell a conifer from a cruciferous, you can still have a garden that would make even the judges from the Chelsea flower show jealous. By following a few of the steps laid out in this article, you’ll be well on your way to designing a beautiful home garden without having to deal with a ton of stress or spend a lot of money.
Have a Clear Out
This might sound like basic advice, but sometimes the fundamentals are the most important places to begin. Figure out what plants are worth keeping, and what needs to go. If you’re having trouble recognising what’s a weed and what’s not, a quick google search for the most common garden weeds should help you pick out the unwelcome guests.You’ll want to make sure your thorough though, as weeds are notorious for their ability to be the gift that keeps on giving should you fail to remove their roots effectively. You’ll also want to look at the quality of your grass, as you can easily replace it using some freshly bought turf.
Once you’ve worked hard to create a blank canvas, you can now start working on your masterpiece to create something truly amazing.
Decide What You Want and What You Can Afford
It’s important to know what you want from your garden, as this will inform all later decisions. For example if you’re a parent with young kids, it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to have a garden that’s filled with ornaments and water features.
Likewise if you’re on a budget, or tight with time when it comes to maintenance, you’ll need to know what plants are in your price range and which ones are easy to care for. Make sure that you take the time to shop around for your garden planters and ornaments!
Get Some Inspiration
If you don’t get out much, and even if you do, it can be hard to know what an amazing garden looks like until you see one. Though it might sound like a good idea, knocking on your neighbours doors in order to see what their garden look like probably isn’t the most effective way to go about things. Instead, it might be a good idea to check out some of the specialist gardening websites and magazines available when it comes to being inspired.
Find as many different garden designs possible, and remember that you can always pick and choose several elements that you like. You can then use all of the separate elements and combine them to form one amazing garden design.
Get Professional Guidance
For some people, the thought of gardening is perhaps the most scariest thing in the world. If you belong to this group, fear not, as there are solutions to your woes. Many landscaping agencies now exist purely for the purpose of helping people redesign their home garden, and you can get them to help you out.
Before deciding to work with one of these firms, get a quick look at their previous track record. Have they built any amazing gardens that have stood the test of time? The last thing you want is to have a beautiful garden you paid good money for, only for it to fall apart in the coming months. In the opinion driven world of today, there’s the off chance that you’ll be able to find some reviews of the person or company you’re thinking of working with. Use your favourite search engine and see what others have to say about the firm you’re thinking of hiring.
Designing your home garden so that it looks beautiful does not need to be hard. Whether you want to do everything yourself or bring in the experts, you now have no excuse for living with an under appreciated garden.