Planning Your Garden

Having a beautiful and well laid our garden can be extremely satisfying. It will not only add value to your entire property, it can provide anyone in your family with joy and pleasure all year long. A great garden can be a wonderful thing to have for leisure and relaxation but also for fun and entertainment.

However, your garden needs to be planned well, depending on its purpose and what you want to do with it. There are many possible uses for a garden and they can vary greatly, not all garden layouts and available plans are suitable for everyone.

For example, if you have or plan to have children, you might want a separate area in your garden where you could place toys such as a swing or maybe a toy house. Such an area would ideally be placed so you can see your kids from inside your house as well.

Another particular garden area to think about beforehand would be if you plan to set a swimming pool in. Often, you also would want a leisure area around the pool to relax and unwind. Your garden layout will need to take the shape of the pool into account as well as the leisure area. Maybe you want it sunny and bright, others might prefer an area with more shade. Plan for this in advance, also when it comes to the selection of your plants.

Not all plants can be put anywhere. Some plants will need shade and will be more suited on a shaded wall or in an area of your garden that is not hit by sun all the time. If you are unsure about the layout and what plants would be suitable, you should talk to a professional that can help you with your selection.

Increasing popular in recent times would be to have a small area in your garden dedicated to growing your own vegetables, such as tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peppers or whatever your heart’s desire. This can be quite fun since you will be enjoying to watch your own vegetables grow while at the same time being able to save some money.

Another popular one is a dedicated party, barbecue and grilling area.  You could plan this not far from your pool and turn your garden into a great location for all sorts of parties and family events.
Depending on your property, its size and shape, you might not have room for all of those above ideas, so plan the layout wisely.

Before you plan your garden, talk with your family and get their opinions as well. You want to avoid long faces and disappointment beforehand, for that reason, make sure that everyone gets a saying with the planning. If everything is finally settled and talked over with your family, talk to a professional gardener or landscaper. With their help and expertise you will be able to minimize all problems which could come up due to poor planning. This will make sure you will get a beautiful garden that will delight anyone for many years to come.

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Greg represents estate agents Glasgow and has kindly being sharing his expertise in horticulture with others for a number of years. He also enjoys sharing his knowledge of real estate.