Thursday, October 11, 2018

Implementing A Unique Garden Design - A Simple Guide



You might have noticed that the days are getting colder, and the duration of sunlight each day is getting
shorter. That’s right, the winter months are slowly advancing upon us, bringing with them that sense of
comfort, crispness and end-of-year celebration most of us very much appreciate. Where are homes are
concerned, this is usually the time of year where we take a step back from any external home
improvements, as negative weather conditions can often impede their implementation. However, all that
really means is we have more months to plan for the eventual work that does take place, ready for spring
and summer.


It can be a great idea to get this head start, researching our options to one day implement a design of
our choosing. To some of us, that can feel absolutely wonderful to do, and help us occupy our free time
during the colder months. Consider how this might relate to your garden. It could be that despite the
winter months limiting access to your garden, there are many blossoming and interesting ideas going
through your head, and you may just need some further inspiration to help achieve them.


This guide aims to help you bring out those ideas, and potentially implement a unique garden plan ready
for when the outside world begins to thaw. Consider our advice:


Vegetables


It might be that you wish to take a step towards being a little more self-sustaining, even if that solely
means negotiating a few square feet of space in your garden for the effort. Vegetables can be grown year
round for the most part, depending on what’s in-season and what isn’t. It might be that crafting space for
a greenhouse can help you grow out-of-date vegetables with the use of grow lighting, and this can often
help you get to grips with using sunlight at a later date. Consider picking up some cheap seeds from
your local gardening centre, furrowing the land, dividing your planting zones into distinct parallel lines,
and potentially decorating this area with signposts or cutesy ornaments that put a smile on your face.


You might not start working on the garden now on account of the cold weather, but simply measuring
your garden and crafting your own little vegetable patch can be a wonderful way of planning for the
future, as can scheduling the times you’ll work on this, potentially having your young teenage children
help you out as a bonding activity. Remember that as you work on this garden you’re sure to learn plenty
about the different types of miracle grow products, the frequency of watering, how to prevent insects
from biting at your crops, as well as providing water funnels to prevent them being flooded in heavy r
ainfall. We’d recommend looking online at major gardening resource hubs, as well as potentially
subscribing to a digest local magazine, as this can usually yield more useful local information for your
tastes. Also, if you’re not entirely interested in digging up part of your garden for now, you can test your
green thumb by heading to a local allotment and renting out some space, growing a patch of land to your
liking.


Interior-Exterior Design


As you step out into your garden, you’re usually welcomed by the very first implements you have placed
in accordance with your garden design. What does this mean? Well, consider your own garden now.
What are the first ten steps into it like? Is there a mediating patio to greet your feet? Is it a step into pure
grass? Have you raised steps, or perhaps simply a grassy verge? How large is the drop from back door
to solid ground? And how tidy is this space? How stable is it for children, the elderly, or your pets to
interact with? These questions can be very vital to ask, because sometimes if we aren’t taking a
conscious look at the very first greeting our garden gives us, all of the surrounding implements we work
so hard to achieve can be lessened in their impact, and that is absolutely a shame.


Consider that interior and exterior design should perhaps flow into your green space naturally. This
doesn’t mean you need to necessarily and uniformly apply the same aesthetic from one place to
another, but you may wish to implement a more natural design to bring them together. Of course, this will
most be felt in the summer, where your entire family with naturally move from inside to outside as
weather permits. We’d recommend implement an open, sliding door you can keep open in the summer,
as this can extend the size of the interior space from your perceived perspective.


You may even decide to make use of excellent patios design in order to ensure the entire ‘hosting area’
is flat, well kept, and designed well. You might transition it into a deck, or perhaps use it to host your
garden furniture and barbecue zone. This can be important, because gas canisters and cooking
equipment will need stable, hard ground in order to function the most safely. Be sure to implement a
patio or deck design that can stay open to maintenance. It’s important to consider how unappealing
these areas can look when weeds, cracks and other forms of debris impede their use. For that reason,
we’d recommend also purchasing an excellent power washing unit, and to inspect this patio over time.
For now though, in the winter months, you simply need to measure the dimensions for your potential
patio space, and be ready to relay that information over to the appropriate services you use nearer to the time.


Features


The features of our garden are often very fun to implement. They are the fixtures that enhance our
garden’s sense of identity, of fun, and of place. In other words, giving your garden character might be
one of the most fun plans you make in these colder months. If you have the space and resources to do
so, a water fixture can look absolutely amazing, but be sure you consider their implementation balanced
with the needs of your children or pets. For example, a duck pond might look beautiful, but you must be
ready to gate it appropriately against children, with furrowed ground or gates. You might decide to open
a koi fish pond, but they of course have more stringent water requirements than most fish you can
purchase.


If you’re planting vegetables, might it be that on the road to full self-sustenance, some chickens or ducks
could be added? Purchasing a few from the local farmers market, ensuring you stay up to standard with
the health forms and applications, and purchasing a chicken coop could be enough for the winter garden
plans you implement later, as even these small beings need to be cared for in the best way possible.
Depending on the amount of chickens you own and their laying potential, you may never have to
purchase eggs again.


Of course, not everyone wishes to bring in small animals or fish to their garden, but there are many
excellent features for you. Bringing in a water feature fountain can give your garden an element of class,
as can a simple zen pebble garden to rake once every couple of days. Sometimes, a well built garden
shed, effectively placed, can help you organize your garden to the point that it looks radically different to
how you started. You’d be surprised as to the effects this can have. All in all, the features you implement
in your garden are very much reliant on your personal taste, and without the willingness to shop around
a little, you’ll often be missing out on a garden much to your liking. Just be sure to measure the
dimensions of your free garden space before you make any decisions.


Children


Consider how your children use the garden. Is there enough space for a climbing frame? A trampoline? Perhaps a set of soccer goals? Of course, sometimes many plastic and disposable play items can make
a garden seem a little busy and chaotic, and this might be the opposite of the styling you’re going for.
However, many alternate options exist. Well-crafted wooden climbing frames can keep the sustained
sense of nature present in your garden, as can building your own wooden soccer frames. Might it be that
you keep all the children’s toys in a purpose-built wendy-house, as this can often give your children the
power to organize their own items under your supervision?


Remember that keeping your children outside and active at all times of the summer can be a wonderful
thing to do, and is a much healthier circumstance than having them fall in love with a video gaming
console. Just be sure that the pathing, storage, and other garden features are well in accordance with
the needs of your child, that you are there to supervise or at least observe, and that the fencing
surrounding the garden all contributes to the safety of your little ones, lest they become harmed.


With these simple tips, inspiration should be blossoming in your mind, ready to implement your best
garden plan in the spring or summer.

We wish you the best of luck.

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