Homeowners around the world all want one thing from their property – the perfect garden. The perfect garden is like a myth that the people at Hollywood created that everyone adheres to even though they know it is impossible to obtain. Or is it? Although the perfect garden may be a myth to a lot of people, there is no doubt that it is attainable. All you need to do is follow a few simple rules in order to make the garden of your dreams a reality!
Figure Out What You Want
The first thing to think about is what you want from your garden. For example, do you want a huge garden with a white picket fence? Or, do you want a gardener’s garden where you can cultivate your plants and flowers and vegetables? The answers to these questions are very important because they will help you figure out what you want from your space. Far too many homeowners don’t have the first clue what they really want from their garden, yet they carry on regardless. The result is that the garden doesn’t represent your dreams, and you have to start all over again.
Figure Out The Must-Haves
Next on the list are the must-have pieces that you cannot do without. Making a list like this is harder than it sounds because there is so much variety. Plus, there are some essential basics that you need. Otherwise, your garden will lack a certain element. For example, you need garden furniture, but what style and fashion do you want? At the minute, woven garden furniture is very popular for good reason. But, there are also plain pieces that you can pick up that look just as good. A little tip: sit down and write out a list.
Total Up The Cost
What most people don’t realize is that the price makes a garden attainable and unattainable. In basic terms, the image in your head may need reworking if you don’t have the cash to finance the necessary purchases. So, before you go and splash the cash, you should always make a rough estimate of the cost beforehand. Then, create a budget so that you know how much money you have to spend. If the two don’t correlate, your dream garden may need downgrading. But, if they match, you’re golden!
A small area of your garden could look amazing, but it doesn’t matter if the rest of the garden is tatty and unkempt. Creating the perfect garden means filling the whole garden so that there are no spaces left. Space can make the garden look bare, which will affect the overall look. To get the right look, use furniture and plants to your benefit. Anywhere there is a space that is hard to fill, use one or the other to fill it.
Keep It Simple
Although you may have grand plans in your head, it is best to stick to the plan. When you overcomplicate the issue, you risk losing the essence of your garden.
Using these tips, along with a bit of patience, planning and forethought, you can make the garden of your dreams a reality!