Things To Remember While Designing a Garden

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow." -  David Hobson

We believe that David Hobson has definitely experienced the joy of designing and maintaining a garden with gorgeous flowers. As they say, having a garden is nice, but setting up one with your hands is great!

So, if you plan to have a garden, we recommend designing it yourself to add all the elements that you find integral for your garden. Here are a few things to remember while designing your garden to make sure you do not miss anything.


Work your budget

Calculating your budget is the foremost step of setting a garden. The budget can be evaluated by two means. Some people gradually save money for their garden, while others take out the budget when deciding on one.

If you belong to the latter category, you can either calculate the amount by a square meter of the garden area or according to your property's worth. The estimated budget per square meter of the area can be $100 or 15% or less than the value of your property.

Make sure to spend the budget rationally to not go out-of-budget in the middle.

Design a Wide Pavement

You might have been to some gardens that have a narrow pavement, and believe us, no one likes that! The path leading to your main garden should be wide enough for at least two people to walk comfortably. It should be no less than 5 feet, later narrowing to 3 feet at most, if needed.


Smooth Walking

If you have an area around the garden that is rough and not comfortable to walk on, consider fixing it by placing granite, cement, or tiles. The pavement and area around the central garden and should be safe for the children.

Create a Cozy Space

While you have already decided on an area to place the tables for calling your friends and family over, the best idea is to add a few comfortable reclining chairs in one corner. Plant some conifers, perennials, or broad-leaved evergreens around that area for a soothing feel. You can also add flowering plants to your liking and make it a perfect relaxing corner for the days you want to lay back and feel nature.

Add Plants of Choice

Selecting the right plants for your garden space is crucial as many factors contribute to the decision. To choose the plants and trees for your outdoor garden, you need to take care of

  • The Soil
  • Weather conditions
  • Space for planting
  • Distance from the walkway and sitting area

Add Domestic Awnings

Adding domestic awnings is the perfect thing to do for a more pleasant garden experience. You can place it on the side of the house where you have the tables to provide shade for sunny days. Not only do they save the outside of your house, but they also help to keep your home cool, especially if you have glass on the outer side. Choose suitable domestic awnings for your garden according to your choice and needs.


As Robert Brault says, "If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden."

Things To Remember While Designing a Garden
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Tina Martino

My passion is gardening. Along with my husband and children, each year we grow a garden large enough to provide our family of five with over half of our needed produce. Besides vegetables and a small berry patch, I also focus my attention on beautifying our home with strategically placed flowers, herbs, and flowering plants. Gardening is more than just a hobby; it is a way of life.

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