The garden, it’s something many of us have, yet we may neglect it in favour of what’s inside our homes. However, planning a garden can be just as much hard work – and fun, as planning indoor décor.
Recently, gardening has been popping up in the news, with suggestions it could be good for mental health, as well as a great way to help British wildlife.
So, why not grab yourself some SGS gardening tools, and read on to discover what you need to do when planning to revamp your garden.
The first thing you need to do is take a step back and look at your garden. How much space do you actually have? If you’re unsure, get that measuring tape out and discover the dimensions of your back garden.
This will give you a better idea of the space that you’re working with, and you’ll know what you can and can’t do with the space you have.
What Do you Want?
Once you’ve got those dimensions, you’ll know what’s reality and what’s a dream when it comes to this space. If you’d originally wanted a patio, shed, water feature, a space to grow your own veggies and then an area for beds and planters, that’s great. But, now that you’ve measured you may realise you don’t have space for it all.
If this is the case, you’ll need to sit down and figure out just what you want more of in your garden. Then, you’ll be able to make your final plan.
This is a big one. When it comes to a garden, it can require a lot of maintenance, so you need to stop and think about that. After all, one minute you could be all about gardening, and then over it the next.
With this in mind, think about what it is you want. Do you want a beautiful, eye-pleasing space, in which case you’ll probably want real grass and lots of flower beds. But, if you want something for entertaining, you may want to flag most of the garden and opt for decorative pots, tables and chairs. Or you may want to grow things, which means you’ll need to allocate a lot of space to a greenhouse.
Landscaping and Extras
Finally, stop and think about those big projects. All of the above can probably be done by yourself. But, if you need to completely re-shape the garden, whether that’s to make it flatter or something else, chances are, you’ll need to hire a landscaper.
This will also be the case if you decide to add a water feature, fish pond, or a decked area. After all, these things take skills that may be slightly outside of your own skill set. So, with that in mind, do a little research and see who’s out there that can help you. But, if you don’t want fancy features, just grab your garden tools and get stuck in yourself.