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Basics of garden design for beginners – tips and suggestions

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Sometimes it happens like this, we see an attractive plant in the flower market, we buy it immediately and bring it home quickly, hoping to find the right place for it in our garden. Yes, but she doesn’t look as nice and noticeable there as we hoped. This is the mistake many young gardeners make: they have no plan or design for their garden. Yes, I have to be honest here: in order to create a good garden design, everyone needs some practice in the garden and it is really very subjective. Good garden design in particular makes the difference between a well-manicured lawn and a chaotic mess. Before even planning or designing your garden, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Basics of garden design to familiarize. Today we have summarized the basic principles of good garden design for you and we want to present them to you in today’s article. Just read on to find out the most important things about garden design!

Basics of garden design – Determine the purpose of your garden

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It is very important first to determine what exactly you intend to do, what you will use your garden space for and how you can best use the sunlight. A typical vegetable garden needs a lot of sun and plenty of space for paths between the beds so that you have access to the plants. A shade garden needs to have the right amount of shade without being too dark. A garden that combines productive plants and eye-catching ornamental plants has to combine both – a great appearance with cheap access to the plants.

Basics of garden design – The atmosphere

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Your garden has a specific atmosphere, which is determined by how you designed your garden, which plants thrive there and how the functions of your garden complement each other. A minimalist wild garden with almost unnoticeable boundaries and natural shapes can be laid as elegantly as a formal garden that has many nooks and crannies and diversions. But the feeling we get there is very different in the two types of garden. Think about the ambience you want to create in your garden and just stick to it!

Structure and design

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Trees, large boulders, patios, apartment balconies, streams, pavilions and so on: every garden is laid out around immobile objects and contours. While you are still working out the layout of your garden, be sure to incorporate the existing shapes into it. Think about whether you want to embellish concrete edges and walls that are too hard with climbing plants or arrange the shady place under a tree with a ground cover and leave room for a bench, maybe! Of course, that depends on your own wishes and preferences. But determining what exactly you do with the existing structures represents your garden area as a unified whole.

The focus

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A well-designed garden is sure to attract all eyes, regardless of whether it only has one or more functions. But what you absolutely need there is a great eye-catcher, a focal point. Such focus can be a large plant, a horizon line, or a special feature of your garden such as a fountain there. The rest of the garden compliments this focal point with colors and textures.

Color and texture

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A consistent color scheme will keep a garden from looking too busy. Choose just a few colors for your garden. Since there is a wide variety of textures and colors available among the various plants, this is not at all to imply that a small range of colors is intended to be limited. Choose a color or two to create more contrast. Some blooming plants and flowers will surely pleasantly surprise you in the high season. And don’t forget to cleverly combine the main theme of your garden design with the other items there, for example coordinate them with patio furniture, statues or outbuildings. How to get a perfect look outside!

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The extent

Use all of the areas in your garden. The layout can also be used to point the eye in the distance or upwards. Parallel lines can make a garden appear longer or deeper than it actually is. You can create cleverly designed contrasts with large and small plants, as well as decorate terraces and walls with climbing or hanging plants.

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You probably know exactly, some plants grow together better than others. Some combinations of plants are for mutual benefit in terms of soil enrichment, pest control, raising good insects, and shade requirements. Other combinations of plants, for example, may not have as beneficial an effect on your garden. There are plants with a strong root system or those that produce toxins and thus harm each other. Be careful and do some more research to see which plants are a good or bad match before planting them side by side in your garden.

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Gardens grow and so you should change your design accordingly

Your garden changes from season to season and year to year, so the plants there will change too. Try to have different seasonal flowers and leaves that will delight you all year long, rather than just show their beauty for a few weeks. Also, remember, most of the plants are transplantable so you can remodel or modify your garden to suit your own personal tastes.

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With a little planning and research, you can create a great garden that will make your outdoor space attractive all year round. The key to this achievement is called simplicity. How to proceed wisely: choose a single theme in garden design, have a well-defined purpose, a well-thought-out layout – this is the only way to achieve a good end result. If you also follow the basic principles of good garden design described here, you will soon fully understand and feel the difference between a spectacular garden and a mediocre one. We wish you pleasant hours full of relaxation and well-deserved relaxation in your garden!

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At the end of today’s article, allow us just one last tip from the editors to you:

Your garden design must be in harmony with the local ecology. By using natural stone, water and suitable tree species, typical for your region, together with a selection of native plants, you can make your garden more resilient. Native plants require less maintenance as they are already adapted to the soil and the amount of rainfall. They also attract beneficial insects and resist local pests, so you can experience great joy and see your garden thriving really well for many years to come.

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