Gardening is one of the most rewarding hobbies to take up. Planning a garden for the first time could seem overwhelming at first, but with the right tools and strategy you can make it easier on the mind and the pocket.
Here are some things to consider when planning a garden for the first time:
Make a blueprint :
Visualize and plan your preferences for your garden. Make a list of things you want to incorporate into your perfect place for you. Stick to a simple design starting out, and add a few wow elements as you go.
Depending on the size of your garden, first work out the basics, like a simple design for potted plants and grasses, spacing out evergreen shrubs and flowers. If it’s a larger space, then plan it out taking out a little more time. Be a little more bold and don’t be afraid to play around with the space you have.
Also don’t forget to keep in mind where the sun sets, so you can plant your greens accordingly, so the evening light looks beautiful on your plants.
Prep your soil :
Preparing your soil is the most important thing you can do for your garden in the long term. Make a nutrient rich soil and compost so that your plants can grow in lush numbers. Don’t forget to take care of drainage beforehand.
Styling your garden :
Depending on the size of your garden and the kind of style you are opting for, keep in mind symmetry and balance. Simple geometrical shapes add grace and depth, giving a formal style to your garden. For a clean look, opt for container planting, which is also easy to maintain.
Keep your plant palette simple and restrained. Go for either lime green, yellows, and creams or a variety of blues and grays which give a relaxed, beautiful look.
For an informal garden, you can go wild with your choices. You don’t have to care about keeping symmetry and balance. Use natural material, fill it with tall grass and bulbs to fill up empty spaces.
You can fill up the paths with colorful flowers and shrubs and perennials.
For a romantic look, let the plant seeds across pathways to have rambling roses growing amidst the trees. You can also imitate the countryside with the choices of flowers. Poppies, dandelions and Ravenswing are a few flowers perfect for a countryside impression in your garden.