Refreshing, stunning and fragrant gardens beautify your outdoor spaces and homes. Everyone likes a fine looking garden but a lot of work goes into anything that looks good and that holds true for a garden also. Hence, you must give thoughtful consideration to the layout of your garden and design it carefully. There are a lot of details that you need to take into account. Given below are a few pointers that will help you out when you are planning to lay out a garden.
Picking the right spot for gardening is very important. Rich soil and adequate water supply is a must. Do some groundwork before you decide which plants you want to grow. Take measurements and also carry some snaps of the space or outdoor area where you are going to plant before you shop for the seedlings. Consider the local climate and examine the beds or cultivation space closely to see how much sunlight it gets.
There are so many garden layouts that you can choose from. The Zen, Chinese, Japanese and Persian gardens are casual and generally have trees, shrubs, rocks, gravel and moss. While the French, Spanish, Renaissance gardens, Shakespeare and English styled layouts are formal and pristine. Other garden layouts with their characteristic styles are kitchen, cottage, contemporary, East Asian and Rock gardens.
Balance out the colors and texture of all the plants chosen. Your gardens should contain all elements like flimsy creepers, thorny stems, coarse leaves, thickset foliage and dainty blossoms. Choose a color palette that will be a treat for your eyes and go for combos like blue and yellow; red and green, orangy red and white, etc. Beginners should stick to a palette of 2-3 colors only.
Container gardens area a great idea and you can incorporate them even if you do not have a conventional garden space. You can set up such gardens easily in porches, decks, patios and balconies. Planters add immensely to the look of any container garden and hence should be selected carefully. Pick container in a color, size and style that gels with the getup of your home and choose the right plants to grow in them. Usually, delicate plants that stand tall, fill up the pot or spill along the sides are a great choice. These blossoms will beautify your container garden immensely.
Decorations are a must to prettify and primp up the space. Bring on all the monuments, sculptures, fountains, waterfalls, ponds and alcoves. String lights, bricks, paved stoneways, lamp posts, pendant lights, gnome sculptures and women figurines have been a traditional favorite in gardens. Sounds like gushing water, crunchy gravel, rustling leaves, mushy grass and swooshing trees will add immensely to your display.
Seats where you can relax and lounge about are a god addition. Lay out a patio sets consisting of chairs and tables. Seats like benches and stools come handy. Swings are a lot of fun and day beds are great if you like basking in the sun. Add in some focal points like a high structures, ponds, tall trees and ornamental plants to this setting.