Every garden owner would like to have a stylish and beautifully designed garden, but this is a complicated and multi-layered process, even in the case of smaller gardens. Designing a garden is not as simple as mowing the lawn correctly and adding a few plants and, depending on the needs of the property owner, can include meticulous planning and step-by-step application of each stage.
Garden assessment is the first thing to get out of the way.
A realistic examination of the garden’s location, as well as the soil present, is perhaps the most important aspect of the design. Certain types of soil can impose a variety of limitations on the gardener, and the location and size might only allow for a certain amount of plants and might prevent you from adding as many features as you would like. However, it might be difficult to know how much space there could be once all the vegetation has fully grown if you are not intimately familiar with the plants you have in mind.
As mentioned, the quality of the soil also plays an integral role in determining how successful and lush the end-result of your garden will be. If your soil is in a particularly bad condition, you might hardly be able to get any sort of garden design in place, but soil quality can sometimes be improved through different additions to several levels of the soil, referred to as amendments. While these additions can greatly improve the quality of the soil, it can be difficult for someone unfamiliar to know exactly what the soil is lacking and how much of it should be added. It’s possible that your soil might not even need nutrient additions and you might end up detrimental the land should you choose to apply them.
Once the location and soil assessment are complete, it’s time to move onto the main step, the design itself. This can turn out to be more complex than many lawn or garden owners think, as there are many aesthetic considerations that are easily overlooked. The garden should not act as its own oasis and its appearance should instead strongly suggest that it is connected to the adjacent home. Choosing from the many types of designs should be done based on the owner’s desires and what the garden will be used for.
A garden design professional can be hired for all of these steps, either one working individually or as part of a lawn care company. These experienced professionals will handle the entire garden design process for you, from the early stages of assessing the location and quality of the soil to the stylistic design of the entire garden all the way to making sure the final product is what the customer wants. The fact that they will take the burden off your hands, however, doesn’t mean your input will be ignored, as the lawn care professional will work with you every step of the way so that your desires are fulfilled entirely. This person will also help keep the design within your budget should you be unsure of the amount of money you want to spend on the entire process.