Making your Garden Design a Reality

by Karen Bates
(last updated November 12, 2014)

Your yard and garden can be a very important part of your home. Many people have hopes and dreams for these areas, but for various reasons these ideas might not be easy to actually go through with. Of course, it is important that you really like what you see when you look outside your window, but how can you translate your grand ideas into reality?

To make sure that you can successfully plant your ideal garden, the first step is to plan. Planning ahead instead of jumping right in will help you to be sure you get what you want. You might think you like a certain tree when you see it at the nursery, but after you've planted it in your yard and realize you'd rather have something else there it could become an inconvenience. Think about what you want now and later on so you can carefully plan and pursue your ideas.

Be careful to consider your budget for the project. If you plan this aspect carefully, you won't end up with half of your garden and no more money to finish it. You might have to take the project little by little, but if you ration out your funds thoughtfully you will have an easier time creating your garden dream. Having a budget does not mean that you can't get what you want—you just have to proceed carefully and be sure you're getting the most for your dollar. You should definitely shop around for things to know you are getting a good deal. Don't buy the $500 fountain without checking to see if a comparable one might be available for hundreds less.

When it's time to start putting in the garden, you may want to hire someone to do it for you, or perhaps you want to do it yourself. If you hire someone, be sure they are on the same page as you about how things should look. If you are going to tackle the project, have all the information you need to get it done right. There are many books published about gardening and landscaping, so use one of these as your guide. The internet can also hold a wealth of information for you to peruse.

While thinking about your dream garden, make sure this idea is possible considering what you have to work with. What is the terrain of the yard like? Are there large trees in the way? How much sun does the area get? These can all impact how your garden turns out, so plan accordingly.

Making your dream garden a reality isn't impossible. With some careful planning, you can make it happen.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Cappuccino Coffee

Do you enjoy coffee and espresso? If you love a rich and delicious coffee flavor, a cappuccino might just become your ...

Discover More

Silent Vacuum

Many people hate the loud noise that the vacuum makes while cleaning. If you are tired of the sound, look for a silent ...

Discover More

Floor Squeegee

Certain types of flooring benefit from special care. Using a floor squeegee is a great way to get a beautiful, ...

Discover More
More Gardening Tips

Aesthetic Potting

Potted plants can be a wonderful addition to any landscaping design, or even if used as a decoration for your home. ...

Discover More

Garden Path Basics

While there are myriad paving materials available to use in constructing a garden path, there are only three basic steps ...

Discover More

Planting a Southwest Garden

Planting a southwest garden can be more than growing cacti. It is quite possible to successfully grow flowers and ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured gardening tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is nine more than 0?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured gardening tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)