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Tips to Make Garden Design Easier

A well-designed garden not only offers you a beautiful landscape to gaze upon, but it can also provide health benefits by being therapeutic and calming - when it is properly planned and laid out.



The benefits of a well-designed garden will not only offer you a beautiful landscape to gaze upon at your leisure and enhance your outdoor living space, but it should also provide several health benefits by being therapeutic, calming and soothing; but it needs to be properly planned and laid out to achieve this.







The simple act of gardening itself brings a sense of calmness and peace when you are attending to the various plants set out in the garden. By filling spaces with aromatic herbs and plants with medicinal value, your kitchen and your health will benefit as well.







Use a selection of planters, pots and containers to grow plants, herbs and vegetables in a small garden.

growing in raised beds


Using Containers for Gardening

For many gardeners, the act of gardening can be more pain than pleasure, and for this reason, it is a good idea to consider planters for the garden as opposed to planting out in garden beds. This is particularly beneficial to those who suffer from chronic backache, rheumatism or arthritis, or those who have small gardens.


In a garden, small or large, you can maximise the space by using containers or planters. Containers and planters come in a variety of sizes and heights that let you choose exactly the ones you need to fit in with the space that you have to work with. You can even make your own planters using scrap or reclaimed wood.







Designing a garden with raised beds takes the backache out of caring for a garden.


Planting should be laid out according to their requirements for sun or shade.


Not all plants need to be in raised beds. Let low-maintenance plants grow at ground level, as these require far less care.


Choose the Right Plants for the Space

When selecting plants for your garden it is important to know your garden. What areas receive full sun, partial or full shade. This is important if you want your garden to thrive and provide the therapeutic benefits you want from a garden. While the location is an important factor for successful planting, so is the soil. Some plants require a soil that is slow-draining so that they can soak up on the water, while others need to be planted on soil that drains fast and leaves their roots dry. You can create different soil types by installing raised beds that can be used to add even more appeal to your garden landscape.


How Big does your Garden Grow

Many amateur gardeners forget to take into consideration the size that plants will grow to, especially when planting seedlings or small plants or shrubs. You don't want your plants to get so close to each other as they grow. Aside from this not being healthy because the plants may compete for soil space, water, and food, this type of arrangement will product smaller, less healthy plants. Always take into consideration the mature size of plants as this will ensure a good spacing that will keep the plants robust, rather than appearing cramped or too crowded.







When planting up beds, make sure to leave plenty of space for plants to grow to their full height and spread.


With careful thought and consideration, designing a garden landscape with plants, shrubs and trees is relatively easy, as long as you consider the above factors. Don't forget to think about a garden that is easy to look after and maintain, since enjoyment is what you seek. And gardening provides so many ways for you to be happily occupied by creating and maintaining a well-kept and beautifully landscaped outdoor area.



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