I enjoy designing rooms but when it comes to the great outdoors I haven't the foggiest idea where to begin! Someone HELP ME! What makes a garden design good? Colours, furniture, plants... what? I just don't understand it. This baffles me, how do make a garden looked lived in? Baskets?
Most Helpful Guy
One good tip for the overall design of your garden is, make it so you can't see it all at first glance. One or two carefully placed features should catch the eye and tempt you to walk on into the garden, after which you find a new vista opens up that was hidden from your starting point.
If it's impossible to hide sections in this way, you can at least have areas with distinct characters, so that whichever lovely thing you're looking at, you know there's something different, but also lovely, elsewhere.
Think about the seasons - try and choose plants that look their best at different times so you'll have some colour all year round (even just green in winter, if needs be).
Gardens, unlike rooms, are alive and so they may require more maintenance. Think honestly about how much work you can consistently put in, and match your plan to this. Otherwise you'll feel disappointed and discouraged, so that's not worth it. Of course, you might commit to put in a lot of work at key times in the year and less work the rest of the time - again, you can choose plants/layout accordingly.
Please describe the garden a bit to help us give specific advice. What shape and size is it? What's the ground made of - dirt, paving, lawn, etc? Which way does it face and how much sun does it get? Do you know the soil type (clay/sandy, acid/alkaline)?
And most importantly, when your garden is one day perfect, what do you envisage doing in it? It's not an obvious question - lots of people will have different answers to this.0
Most Helpful Girl
Go to pinterest, you will get heaps of ideas there0