Do you want to have a beautiful garden? You will have it if you plan the garden arrangement carefully. Here are tips that will help you plan and set up your garden. Garden arrangement – a guide.
To enjoy a beautiful garden, you must first arrange it well. Before setting up a garden, it is worth answering a few questions that will help us plan the garden properly. Here are tips for those who set up a garden. Read them and the device of your dream garden will be much easier than it seemed.
Gardening – tips for planning the garden
• Choose a garden style. Do not copy book designs. Your taste is important, but also that the garden matches the area and the architecture of the house. A wicker fence around a country estate unites it with the landscape, but it looks pretentious in a large city.
• Estimate the cost of setting up the garden. The cost of setting up a garden depends primarily on its equipment (lighting, automatic irrigation) and architectural elements (surfaces, slopes, pond). For arranging a garden on a 1000-meter plot of a specialized company, you pay £10,000 or several, even several times more if it contains mosaic surfaces, garden buildings, a swimming pool. If you can’t afford it, ask her to do the project (from £1000).
• Plan a place for passion and relaxation. If you like playing comets or barbecues, save space for these pleasures. Don’t give up growing vegetables. A carefully designed vegetable garden can be as decorative as flower beds. Don’t forget about children either. Design a playground area sheltered from the sun.
• Good heritage. Do not cut down old trees, self-seeding birches and other “ordinary” trees. Appreciate the shadow they cast and the fact that thanks to them the plot does not look like a desert. You will have to wait many years for plants of similar size.
• Raise a dog. A dog can do a lot of damage in the garden. From a young age, teach him not to dig pits and make sure he doesn’t water the plants (urine destroys them). If you have a large yard dog, build a comfortable paddock and a well-insulated kennel for him.
• Lead the electrical installation. If you want to have lighting in the garden, plan it and conduct electrical installation in the ground (it is laid at a depth of 60-80 cm) before you lay the surfaces and plant the plants. This way you will avoid replanting plants, digging out the beds and damaging the paths and lawn.
• Model the terrain. Align the plot, and in the places provided in the project, make a trench for the pond, build hills or slopes reinforced with retaining walls. Even a slight variation in topography will add charm to the garden and make it appear larger.
• Get rid of weeds. The best way is to dig the soil and carefully select from it rhizomes, roots and runners of plants. However, this is quite troublesome. If the plot is large and very weedy, you can spray it with herbicide.
• Check the pH (pH) of the soil. You can do it with a chemical or electronic acid meter. Most plants grow well in slightly acid or neutral soil (pH 6-7). If the pH is lower (this happens often, and the signs are moss and horsetail growing on the plot), calcine the soil, adding chalk or dolomite to it. If the pH is too high, add acidic peat.
• Use the soil. Soil needs humus. It contains minerals needed by plants, absorbs moisture, gives the soil plumpness and increases the amount of air in it. The source of humus are organic fertilizers. You can also feed the soil with multi-component mineral fertilizers in the spring.