Designing Your Garden

The garden can be a total place of paradise. It can be relaxing, somewhere to hear the children play, somewhere for your pets to lay in the sun in the summertime. 

But sometimes, a garden can feel like an extra burden. And this is more so if it does not suit your personal needs. 

This is where designing your own garden for exactly your needs can make it feel more personal and more lovely.

Here are a few tips for designing your garden.

Mood board

Brainstorming a range of different designs for your garden is a lot of fun. But you can up the auntie of the fun by creating an entire mood board. Many people now use Pinterest to create a board filled with ideas of things they wish to do.

It also gives you plenty of time to check out lots of different themes for your Garden. For example, have you always wanted lots of wildflowers? Well, you probably need to research which one grows naturally in your area. You can even pick up some garden magazines, and cut them out, and stick them on to a real-life mood board.

Most people like an eclectic mix of design for their garden and a mood board can help you streamline all of those ideas into something fun and achievable.


Now we get to the real meat and potatoes of the project. You don’t have to be an incredible artist to create a simple sketch of your garden. The drawing stage will help you map out exactly where you want to put some items. 

For example, if you want to put a new pond in the back, you can then take notes about what you will need to create the pond. Berkeley pumps, lining, edging, and you even need to consider if you want to put fish in the pond or not.

Carefully sketch out the whole of your garden, and before you know it, it will start coming together.


You can add a lot of fun into the garden; it should still be practical. Think about how much effort and work you want to put into your garden on a daily or weekly basis. This should be what guides the decisions that you make. 

For example, if you have small children having tiny pebbles might not be the best idea, as they can be easily swallowed. 

If you don’t have time to take care of your garden as it is, then it might not be the best idea to have a topiary that requires a lot of care. And remember that you can add fake items into your garden too. Adding artificial grass can take one of the biggest chores out of your garden.

With these three little steps, you can begin to design a garden that will make you and your family happy for years to come. And remember to add in fun too. Small fairy gardens, slides, and even trees that have swing attached are all great fun for children.

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