If you’re lucky enough to live in a rural part of town and own a house, you can experience the joy of unleashing your creativity in your back yard and letting the whole neighborhood see it.
How do you achieve that?
Well, it’s a simple equation. You take your inspiration, add some information from the internet, add a pen and some paper and you get a great looking garden.
Of course you can always seek advice or leave the whole work to a landscape professional, but if you prefer to do the job yourself, here are the basic steps you need to follow.
Firstly, gather some pictures of garden landscapes, which are to your taste.
You can find lots of them on the internet. If you don’t have a clear idea in your head, inspiration can’t simply come out of nothing.
So collect the pictures you like and decide which design do you prefer. You can add your own ideas, or take out some of the chosen ones. You can combine designs and think of one unique landscape.
Materialize your ideas on a piece of paper (this is why we needed the pen and paper). In your head sometimes it looks a bit misleading, so it’s better to see if all your ideas are compatible. Once you see your landscape on solid paper, you’ll get a more realistic view.
Decide the place of every flower, every pathway, every tree, garden furniture and everything you want to find a place for in your garden.
Then, it’s time to decide which areas would you prefer to be private and which ones would be public. If you go all out with your design to put different decks, you can have your private areas which wouldn’t be visible to the viewer.
You can create interesting private places if your yard is big enough and you can place hedge walls, which can surround a coffee table, for example.
And last, but not least, you should think of the plants you want to grow.
Be it herbs, flowers, trees, vegetables, or just a place for your after noon relaxation, you should consult with your inner designer.
Do you want to have benefit from your garden production, like growing herbs or food, or do you just want to create the most beautiful scenery with flowers?
Keep in mind that the best view of a garden is the one, where the plants are in healthy full bloom. So take care of them well.
Periodic watering, enough sunlight, organic soil fertilizers and never forget organic pest control.
Since pests will definitely find your garden, no matter what you’re growing, pest control London advices reasonable use of pesticides, or none at all.
Instead, unleash the natural insect enemies to your pests. It makes your garden balanced, cures your pest problems and there are no chemicals on your plants.
If problems with pests are a bit too much to handle, or there is a serious infestation of a large population, call a professional firm.