No matter what size your garden is, with good planning, any garden becomes a little paradise. Before you start looking for flowers and shrubs in the garden center, you should think about your future oasis. How do you want to use your garden? What plants will grow in it and do you need a garden shed? Here are a few tips for garden design.
It’s worth sketching out your wishes on a scaled garden plan. This is the only way to know if the garden is big enough for you to realize all your wishes. Decisive for your planning are not only the size, but also the already existing garden elements and the necessary money you want to invest.
Before you start redesigning, you should decide for what purposes you want to use your garden – because rarely is a garden large enough to realize all types of use. Will it be a self-sufficient garden with crops or more of a relaxing oasis with a garden pond? Do you want to create a play area for children in the garden or a mixture of two or more types of use?
Once you have decided, you should divide your garden into individual areas. For example, a sunny area is best suited as a terrace. Fruit and vegetable beds, on the other hand, should be in partial shade. If you have a fish pond, at least a third of it should be in the shade so that the water does not heat up too much. The children’s play area should also be in the shade and easily visible from the terrace or the house.
Is there more space in the garden? Flowerbeds bring color and life to the greenery. Ask your garden center for advice on the seasons in which the individual flowers bloom, so that you have a blooming oasis in front of your door all year round. You don’t have to do without trees either – even in the case of a small garden. In columnar form, they can be well integrated into any garden. The globe maple is also ideal for small gardens. The narrow trunk and the dense, round crown at a height of three to five meters hardly take up any space.
Designing a garden is not easy. Fortunately, there is help here: professional garden planners help with the selection of suitable plants and give tips on care.
In addition to beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs, most garden owners attach great importance to a well-kept lawn. A lush green, dense lawn doesn’t happen by chance; there’s a lot of care behind it. In spring, you should rid your lawn of weeds and moss. The best way to do this is with a scarifier. After that, you should reseed bare spots and water these areas especially hard until new grass germinates there. In addition, it is important to fertilize the lawn regularly so that it becomes nice and thick. Be careful not to use too much fertilizer. Because that could harm the lawn and the environment. Otherwise, water and mow regularly. This will make your lawn an eye-catcher in the garden. You can find more tips about lawns here.
Privacy screen in the garden
A beautiful garden is one thing – but only very few people feel comfortable if their garden can be seen by the entire neighborhood. A loosely growing flower hedge, a thuja hedge, a stone wall or a wooden privacy fence can all be used as privacy screens. However, hedges need two to five years to reach the desired growth height. In contrast, wooden privacy fences and stone walls have the perfect height from the start – but often look drab. But it doesn’t have to stay that way: Climbing plants such as clematis or climbing roses spice up the privacy screen in the garden and can make it an eye-catcher.