How do you get started on your garden design?
In creating a comfortable garden, you will want to design a place where you can be in touch with nature and take a break from your daily activities and demands. It should be a place where you can go regroup in solitude or simply to celebrate with your family and friends.
The first step is to consider your values to decide what is truly important to you. Perhaps you already have a good understanding of your needs. To be certain, explore public parks, buildings with well-landscaped grounds, other gardens of friends, and those featured on garden tours. Did any of the things you saw appeal to you?
You should take into consideration the relationships of sunshine to shade. Water elements are always nice to add into your garden. Decide if you want drama or a touch of whimsy. Here are some questions to ask yourself. Do you want to include areas that will be used for entertainment? Are you going to use this as a cozy hidden getaway? You may only desire to have an area that is reserved strictly for relaxation. As you are observing other gardens and parks, you may also want to check out large open spaces, canopies, and gazebos, too.
Try walking through your own home and observing what really pleases you in your home and why it pleases you. Your home expresses your taste. Then, borrow its flair for your outdoor plan. If this did not help, try to recall your dreams of returning to a certain vacation spot. Incorporate its sensory detail and restorative qualities to make your own outdoor environment just as desirable.
If you lack experience and confidence as you attempt to design a permanent garden space for the first time, take a cue from observations. If living in the space gives you better ideas for accommodating other activities. Try to add other materials into your design.
For instance,you can use stones in many ways by re-stacking them into different configurations. You can always rework the area after the growing season if you should change your mind on what you did. This would also include changing plants.
If you keep a few of your original containers, you could move them in their containers and relocate them nearby with their earth-protected root balls intact. If you have path stones, they could be shifted to change walking directions or widened with more rows of dry stones to create a patio under the tree.