Did you know that there are over 381,000 landscapers in the US alone? And the landscaping industry was worth $115.6 billion in 2021? With such a big industry, coming up with new ideas and designs is paramount in order to stay in business.
Spring is around the corner and the landscaping industry is about to go into full swing! Read below for top tips on designing a garden that everyone will envy.
What Do You Want?
The first step in designing a garden is to decide exactly what type of garden you want? Do you want a small intricate garden with pretty flowers or maybe you would like a herb garden because you enjoy cooking?
There isn’t only one type of garden you can have and you can combine a number of different types of gardens together and come up with the ultimate garden. It is also important to note how much spare time you have on your hands and how much time you can devote to the garden, if you don’t have much spare time then you will need plants that are hardy and don’t require much water or care.
If time isn’t an issue then you can pretty much choose anything you want. An automatic irrigation system can also be installed so you don’t have to physically water the garden every day and is a good way to track how much water your garden is consuming. You could even get Holmes Lawn & Pest to set up a full sprinkler system for you.
Where Will Designing a Garden Be Effective?
You’ve decided now what type of garden you want, now it’s time to decide where you should put your garden so that you will get the most out of it. For example, if you are going the herb garden route, the most effective place to put it is near the kitchen where you can pop out and quickly grab some herbs to cook with.
If you are planting a garden to enjoy it, like maybe reading a book on a bench in the middle of it, then you will want it to be in a shady area especially if the summer gets hot.
What Sort of Features Will the Garden Have?
Garden features can transform even the poorest planned gardens and make them look fantastic. Planning what features you want beforehand will make sure you maximize the space and get the most out of your garden.
You will have to measure and see what can fit for instance you might want a few big potted plants or a water feature. It’s important to know the maximum size beforehand to buy appropriately.
Transform Your Home
Designing a garden is no easy feat but by following these few tips, you can design your dream garden.
Are you an avid gardener? Are you looking to transform your garden or home but have run out of ideas? Read our home and garden page and get all the ideas you will ever need!