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Monday, March 16, 2020

Preparing to Create Your Dream Garden

Are you wanting to give your garden an overhaul but don't know where to start? It can be tricky knowing exactly what you want when it comes to designing your own dream garden at home. Things such as space restrictions, budget or expertise in gardening can be overwhelming but when you break it down, it isn't really all that hard, if you know where to start.

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Know What You Want
Simple, you might think. you know how you want your garden to look. But do you know all the small details? Have you planned on all the features, small details, decorations, time scale and so on?

Look at other people's gardens, search online - Pinterest is ideal, read magazines etc. All of this will help you to decide on exactly what you want your garden to look like and what exactly what you need to achieve that look.

Do you want a garden brought to life by a plethora of plants and or even a vegetable patch or are you looking for a more minimalistic look? If you aren't very green-fingered there are many options you can choose that are low maintenance. 

Your dream garden may look full of life, decorated with an abundance of colours but if you can't manage the upkeep of a garden full of plants, you may need to re-evaluate your dream.

Measure Up

So now you know what you want your garden to look like, you can start to measure up the space you have to see how you can make it happen.

If you only have a smaller garden, you may need to rethink your plans, as the last thing you want is for your garden to be cluttered and lose the effect you were going for. This also applies to those with larger gardens, make sure you have accounted for all of the space you have to use to really make sure your garden creates the space you envisioned.

Keep pathways wide enough for people to walk on, pets to navigate or even prams and wheelchairs.
Do You Need Professional Help?

There are certain aspects of garden renovations you may feel like you need professional help with. Contacting professionals such as the Sydney Tree Company can help you when it comes to tree maintenance or paving experts to help you create an outdoor flooring area to really bring your garden to life.

You will need to consider this when looking at your budget and how you need to allocate it. Whilst learning to do it yourself is always a great approach - and cheaper - sometimes you need to bring in experts in certain areas to get you the look you dream of.

Once you have all the above figured out, then all you need to do is to make a start on creating your dream garden. The quicker you finalise plans, the quicker you can enjoy the benefits of your hard work.


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