Do you have some spare space in your front lawn or backyard and you don’t know what to do with it? Why not try and create your own garden? You’ll not only create a relaxing and beautiful space, but also something functional that will allow you to make different choices in what you will plant. Perhaps one year you will plant flowers and the next produce. The options are endless.
If it is your first time to try your hand at gardening, you don’t need to be afraid. It might seem like a daunting task at first, especially when you have a bare lawn that has not been maintained, but if you are consistent and just persevere, soon you’ll see your beautiful garden bloom.
If you are determined to try gardening, read the following tips to help you with the process.
- Rent a mini-excavator – you might think that getting a mini-excavator might too excessive for a gardening project, but if you see that the area where you want to plant is not level and lumpy, it would be a good idea to dig through the soil and level the ground. If you try to do this on your own, it might prove too tiring, so it’s best to rent a mini excavator instead.
- Don’t overcrowd your garden – it might be tempting to get 30 different species of flowers, trees, and shrubs, but you need to plan how your garden will look like in such a way that it is not overcrowded. Depending on the area where you will plant, choose only enough species and do not put too many in one area. Research on what plants look well together, whether in terms of color or other factors.
- Look beyond the color – in case you have forgotten, there are plants that do more than just look pretty. Try and research on some plants that offer more than just beauty that is skin-deep. There are plants that can make an area more relaxing, and there are species that can function as protection from elements such as harsh winds. If you want a little more privacy from your neighbors, choose large-scale perennials to help you achieve that goal.
- Give your plants room to grow – you don’t design a garden and put plants that are fully grown right? So you need to make sure that you leave enough space when some of your plants have matured and you need to relocate them to a bigger area. Take note of how tall and wide they will be when fully matured so that you have an idea of the space that you will keep bare for when the time comes that you need to move them.
- Make sure there is enough space for people to walk around – space will not be a problem if you would just be by yourself, but if you plan to use the garden as an entertainment area, make sure there is enough elbow room for people to feel comfortable. Also, consider if you will be putting furniture in the garden when you sketch a layout plan.
Gardening can be tedious but when you get to see just how beautiful your plants look, you will find all that effort will be worth it.