Garden Ideas


Garden Ideas – Where to Begin


What makes a great garden? Quite simply careful planning and skill in execution. With so many lifestyle programs and magazines it is easy to think that the creation of our garden is a simple exercise. In reality it is such a multi faceted project that the use of professional horticulturists is essential in setting you on the right path of achieving your dream garden and avoiding the mistakes that are not only costly but a waste of precious time.

The first step to take is to evaluate the site, taking into account existing vegetation, soil quality, climate, client’s personal needs and budget. A professional designer will take all this and more into consideration. It is important to be realistic about how much time you want to dedicate to gardening as maintenance of a garden is an ongoing task. So ask yourself “do I want a high or low maintenance garden?”

Now that you have your design the next step is a planting plan. This is invaluable as plants will be selected that will not only survive but will thrive in your specific climate and soil conditions.

Once you have established these fundamental building blocks to create your garden you can now assess your budget and time frame. You may choose to do a lot of work yourself over a period of time or employ garden landscapers who will construct your garden in a short period of time.


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