Gardening for the comfort of your own chair. Now is the time to get planning your garden for the year. Preparation is the key to success. Planning out your garden helps to give you a vision of how your garden will look this year. It is a great opportunity to think about what flowers you would like to plant and the lay out of your garden.
When planning your garden there are a few key things to remember during the process.
- Assessing the size of your garden
- Map it out
- Design your garden
- Decide what to plant
- Caring for your garden
Assessing the size of your garden and mapping it out
Looking at what you have to work with is vitally important. You should take into consideration where you will be planting your plants, and weather you will be planting them in raised beds, containers or flower beds.
Measure your space, this will help you to map out your garden to see the scale you have to work with and to assess where certain plants would thrive in your garden. This will help to give you a good visualisation of how you can plan your garden.
Designing your garden and deciding what to plant
This is the fun part, let your creative juices flow. Now you have the measurements of your garden and it’s all mapped out you can start designing. How would you you’re your garden to look and feel? Get inspiration from your favourite gardeners. This might help you to think outside of the box.
Pick out plants according with how you would like your garden to look. Before you chose what to plant consider different factors such as, soil type and composition, where in the garden best gets the sun, what is the weather is like where you live and seasonal temperatures. What plants would thrive best in your garden?
Caring for your garden
Be realistic about the time you will have to care for and work on your garden. Some plants require more attention and care compared to certain plants, it might be easier for you to opt for plants which require little maintenance and keep your garden small. A smaller garden can be easier to maintain.
We’re here to help
If you need any help with planning your garden or deciding what to plant talk to any of our horticulturists in store, if you can bring in a photo of your garden it would help our horticulturists to see the space you are working with. We’d love to help.