Driving around my neighborhood, I see so many beautiful gardens and a few, well, that could use some help. Often they look like someone went to the "Big Box Store" and bought whatever they had in stock - a mish mash of different plants that don't have the same care and culture.
I see plants that are mis-planted, either by size of plant (at mature growth) or the wrong types of plants put together that will end up being a small project just to keep the maintenance of the garden in control.
A lot of money ends up being wasted because people just aren't that educated on design and the process of how to create a personal garden.
I do garden design everyday and work with clients that use me for my expertise in landscape design. Here's the questionnaire I use when I meet with perspective clients it may help you when you think about landscape design in your garden.
The Design Process
When you begin a design process there are questions that need to be answered to create a personal garden. Here are a few to get you started:
How will the garden be used? For example--
What are some colors and/or textures that excite you? For example---
Does the garden have any elements that need to stay or be reused?
Do you need or want certain elements in the garden such as-
Do you want new garden elements to enhance the garden space?
What do you love?
Having an idea what your budget is will help to create a beautiful garden of your dreams. Lovely gardens come in all sizes with all kinds of price tags. Having a base price to work with helps to prioritize what elements are needed in the garden and what elements are the "frosting on the cake."
If you decide you need a professional to design your garden please call me: