Getting your dream home is often a long and arduous process largely because, short of building it yourself, your idea of perfection is tied up in someone elses reality of what a house should look like. However, when it comes to designing and creating your dream garden, the only limit is your imagination!
Regardless of the space you have, there will always be a way to improve a garden and transform it into one that meets your dreams and expectations.
Gardens do require some tender love and care to get them to where you want them to be, and rightly so but that doesnt mean they have to be labour intensive for you to enjoy in the long term. By all means take on your dream garden project with gusto, and give it everything you have, but make the decisions you need to ensure that your dream garden doesnt involve hours and hours of upkeep every month.
What does your dream garden involve?
The perfect lawn? A pond and water feature? Plenty of flowers and plants? A decking area for al fresco dining and evenings with friends and family? All of the above? Well, all of these dreams are attainable.
Firstly, make sure your garden is easy to maintain when considering your time as well as your budget; theres no point having a garden that requires intensive upkeep if you only get a few hours spare a week. If this is the case for you, consider artificial grass to make your life a lot more enjoyable. They look amazing all year round and make muddy footprints and patchy lawns a thing of the past.
Secondly, you need to spend time researching the elements you want to be included in your garden. Some water features are easy to install yourself, whereas others can be much more complex than first anticipated.
Thirdly, when choosing the features you want for your dream garden, choose a selection of each across a range of prices. It goes without saying only to spend what you can afford, but when it comes to quality, it makes sense to buy something that is going to last.
Tips for a Great Garden
Plan your floral borders and plants. Mix up your evergreens, annuals, and perennials to ensure you have a range of colour and textures all year round.
Stagger your plants throughout the year to give your garden a floral focal point and some interest no matter what the weather.
Save money by asking friends and family for cuttings from their garden of the flowers that you like the most. There are many flowers that will happily grow from cuttings – with just a little research required to ensure you use the right part of the flower.
Growing your garden can be highly rewarding but it can eat into your spare time when it comes to maintenance, so be sure you are committed to a garden before you start. Knowing where to start can be daunting but with these tips, youll soon have a garden to be proud of.