. After a long day at work, it would really be nice to relax in your garden where there is serenity and peace. There should be harmony between your plants and other elements like furniture and your fixtures. But what are the things you need to remember in creating a beautiful, inviting and relaxing garden. Here are some thoughts for you.
In creating an inviting garden you have to determine the space it will take up. You must assess the area. Consider the size, boundary and soil condition so that we can be aware of what needs to replaced, move or retain. It is best to have a sketch of your layout. This will allow you to estimate the area where you will put your plants and your fixtures. If there are existing fixtures or furniture, decide whether to move or remove it. It should be proportion to everything you have in your garden space.
After the layout, you can start creating your garden by putting in the fixed features. Mark the areas that you needed to clear like the pathway, or where you will put your chairs and tables or where you will put your water features. In doing so, this will allow you to see the spots that needs to be filled in. Furniture that will be used should complement the other elements of your garden. Furniture like wicker sofa, coffee table set and armchair should be comfortable to add relaxing effect on your garden. If you are choosing a theme like you want it to be a tropical garden, formal garden, or Italian garden, make sure that everything complement each other to create a softer look.
Empty areas will be the next step in putting up your garden. Think of what type of flowers, shrubs, ferns and trees that you will use. Think if the plant needs to placed in a sunny area or will also live in shaded places. Use plants that will look good in any type of weather. This will allow your garden to be versatile to avoid replanting trees every now and then. Creating shapes will also affect the look of your garden. A square design will look more formal. Circle and oblong makes your space wider and rectangle creates a longer look for your garden.
And remember, the best way to create a garden that looks great is to make it simple. Complexity adds stress and we should avoid it. You can visit public gardens for you to get an idea in creating your garden but since you are creating your own garden, personal touch will definitely help in creating a relaxing garden for you and your family.