Designing Your Own Garden (Part I)

So you’ve decided that you want to design a garden for your home this spring but you aren’t sure exactly where to start. No worries. Not to sound cliche, but you can do it…and we can help. While a gorgeous garden requires planning, work and maintenance, with a little bit of passion and a little bit of patience, anyone can do it.

The first thing you will want to do is get out some good old pen and paper and analyze the site. There are many aspects to consider, such as the garden style you prefer, position of the sun, the view, wind, plant selection and drainage. You will need to factor all of this information into how you plan to lay your garden out, and just as importantly, how the garden should not be laid out.

Once you have all of this info, use a ruler to draw your vision to scale.

Check back with us in a few days for part II of “Designing Your Own Garden.”

Photo courtesy of thecasualgardener