While winter is certainly in full swing, now is the perfect time to spend those cold evenings wrapped up in a blanket in the living room with a sketch pad and pencils, designing the layout of your new garden.
Come the spring, you will be armed with copious research and a blueprint to bring to life – an exciting project to work on when it is frankly far too cold and dark to spend time outside.
With this in mind, keep reading to discover how to design your garden like a professional landscaper.
Invest In Professional Tools, Equipment, And Machinery
One of the major differences between professional landscape gardeners and pottering around in one’s own garden is the quality and durability of the tools, equipment, and machinery they use.
If you have the funds available, it is strongly advised to contact a prestigious and established trade supplier for advice – you could even purchase some key landscape gardening tools that professionals use. The time you will save and the improved precision and quality of the work you carry out will undoubtedly be worth the investment.
Analyze The Quality Of The Soil
Another way to vastly improve how well your plants and flowers grow in your garden is to accurately ascertain, through analysis, the components of the specific soil in your own space.
To test the properties of soil, you should:
- Dig a hole in the soil approximately four inches (ten centimeters) deep
- Extract some soil from the very bottom of the hole you have dug
- Place the soil in a test tube until it reaches the first level line
- Buy a soil PH testing kit and pour the contents of the capsule into the test tube
- Take some ordinary rainwater and fill the rest of the test tube
- Shake the test tube well and then leave to settle for 15 minutes
- Match the exact color of the mixed liquid and soil with the PH tester chart
Preparation & Planning
You certainly do not have to be a professional artist with impeccable drawing and sketching skills to perform like a professional landscape gardener, but it is necessary to plan and prepare what you are going to do within the area you are re-designing before you even pick up your trowel.
Every landscape gardener visually arranges, plans, and designs their vision for a garden or outdoor space, not just to check with the client that they are both on the same page but also to ensure everything will work out in reality.
Add Your Own Personality
As much as you may like to recreate a garden vista you have seen while scrolling through inspiring garden photographs on the internet, it is not just practicality that should make you rethink your ideas.
Your garden is your own private space and, as a result, should be both aesthetically pleasing to you and your family as well as practical in terms of accessibility. Designing a garden bursting with your own personality is the best way to guarantee you will absolutely love the results of your hard work.
There you have it: encouragement to spend time outdoors in a garden that looks professionally landscaped.