7 Steps To Create Your Dream Garden


 

A dream garden isn't just a garden that looks nice and colorful. It is something more - it shows a bit of your own personality, it is a little piece of heaven, a sanctuary, a shelter. It is your secret place where everything that's surrounding you relaxes you and makes you smile.

And how to create a garden like that? Well, the secret is in the details. Here's what to pay attention to.

1. Wide pathways

To allow visitors to fully enjoy the garden, the pathways need to be comfortably wide so that two people can walk along the main pathways. Secondary pathways should be just for one person, so need for them to be more than 3 feet wide. Just be aware that tall plants on the sides of the pathways also mean the path should be wider.

2. Create texture and depth

A dream garden has depth and changeable texture, which is accomplished by plants and flowers of different sizes, shapes and colors. When choosing flowers, consult the florist on the care every flower demands so that you know what you're getting yourself into. Play with colors and with shapes, too - that's how you'll add a new dimension to the garden.

3. Consider the future growth

When planting the flowers, plants and bushes, leave enough room around them to allow them to grow further. You don't want some of the plants to suffocate the others or to prevent some of them from thriving. If you want to temporarily hide the empty space between the plants that have just been planted, then opt for quick-growing plants that you'll place among them and serve as fillers for the time being. Some of the best fillers are tall verbena, delphiniums and butterfly bush. Just pay attention to which fillers are self-sowers so that they don't use all the space.

4. Why not the turf, too?

Yes, a lawn can be hard to maintain but there's nothing better than it for lounging and playing. It can take all the stamping and the walking and it's so peaceful to look at. Of course, don't force the lawn where you could have beautiful plants that would fit in just as perfectly but if there is an area where you would enjoy having a lawn - then do it.

5. There are many ways to have colors

When creating a colorful garden, don't think that flowers (as much as they are attractive) are the only way to bring colors into the garden. Details like bark, fruit and foliage can do wonders if you know how to use them. Maybe this is the part where you seek advice from creative landscape design services because they know that not everything is about the flowers. Moreover, autumn is the perfect time to put the color-changing leaves of oakleaf hydrangeas into focus, while the bark of paperbark maple will show its charm in winter. There are so many possibilities if you just look beyond the color of the usual flowers.

6. Plants as a shield from the outside world

Another use of the garden is to protect your privacy and provide comfort. Harsh winds won't reach your garden if you plant broad-leaved evergreens and conifers in the right places. The abundance of perennials will give you the much-needed privacy. A well-positioned tree will provide shade for the patio during hot months. If you think you don't have enough space for a tree, think again - there are various ornamental trees of different sizes, so no way there isn't a type of tree perfect for your garden.

7. Quality paving

When paving the pathways, make sure the surface isn't too slippery to walk on. Avoid polished granite or smooth tile - it could be too risky to walk when the rain starts. Unsifted gravel would be a great and safe choice here, as it provides safe footing.

Final words

A dream garden isn't something that happens overnight. Every dream takes time to be fulfilled, and your dream garden is no exception. Plan carefully every step and enjoy the process as much as you will enjoy the outcome when your dream garden truly comes to life.

 

Authors Bio: 

Jasmine Anderson is a lifestyle and beauty blogger based in Australia. She is an incurable daydreamer, who finds inspiration in little, everyday moments. Spending time at her cozy home office with her two cats, writing her blog, is her favorite thing in the world.  

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