The thought of having a lovely, functional garden on the property is one that many people consider, but it is something that most never actually attempt. They often believe that starting a garden would be a long and tedious affair, and they do not know what they would actually want to have in their garden. The entire process can seem like too much work. However, when you have a plan it makes it much easier to envision what you want your garden to contain.
Your first step when you are planning your garden is going to be determining how much space you have and how you want to use it. Most of the time, people will not want to dedicate their entire backyard to the garden. Instead, they will have a portion of the backyard as the garden, while the rest of the area can serve other purposes, such as a place for the children or the animals to play.
Next, you have to determine what type of plants you want to grow in the garden. Do you want to have flowers? Are herbs and vegetables more to your liking? You will have quite a few options, but you do need to consider your geographic location and the weather conditions when you are choosing what you will grow in the garden. Some plants, for example, may not do well in Southern California because of the weather conditions.
You also have to consider the actual layout of the garden. Determine where the plants are going to go, whether you are going to have any walking stones to help you get around the garden without stepping on any seedlings, and the basic “look” of the garden.
Finally, consider some of the décor items that you might want to have in the garden. A gazebo might work if you have a large amount of space. Another nice option would be outdoor water fountains, or even pond fountains. Of course, you could always go with some of the standard yard and garden decorations out there, such as those pink flamingos or garden gnomes!
It is a lot of work to create a garden, but it also provides you with quite a few rewards. You will have a fun new hobby, you will be able to get some exercise, and you will beautify your yard. The garden can provide food too, when you are growing vegetables, and it can even be a nice place to sit and relax at the end of the day.