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4 Steps to Planning Your Garden (Part I)

This post is the first part of a series of 3 posts in which we are going to comment step by step the keys to create a magnificent garden suited to the requirements or needs of each person. In this first post we will talk about the planning of a garden. At the time of planning we think about many questions, such as What will be the best plants for me? Or Which plants grow without sunlight? These questions and many more will be solved in this post. Sit comfortably because we are going to start with the planning of your garden.

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1 Type of garden

It is not the same a floral and ornamental garden as an orchard (in a previous post we spoke about the steps to create a beatiful orchard with the use of Waterboxx, you can read it here). In floral gardens it is usual to plant flowers and plants that grow throughout the year. These plants can be placed in a row following a pattern or placed at random, this will depend on your preference. In gardens with vegetables, it must to be taken into account in the area where you live and know which fruits or vegetables are the best adapted to that type of climate.

2. Plants to include

The next step is to decide according to the type of garden which plants do you want to include in it, this as we discussed above will depend largely on the area where you live. It is useful to select plants that need the same climatic conditions for their growth, if not, each plant will need different care.

  • Areas with mild summers and cold winters: Plants that need warm climates and lots of sun exposure will not be able to grow properly in this type of environment.

3. Select a place in your garden

The location where your garden will be placed finally becomes of great importance as this will depend to a large extent on the plants growing properly.

  • It’s important to have a good exposure to sunlight if you want to plant vegetables in the area.
  • If the area where you plan to plant lacks daylight, you will have to look for flowers that grow healthy in shady areas. For example: Violets, Greek Valerian, Hydrangeas, Lily of the Valley, Primroses, etc.

4. Structural elements

The structure of a garden includes the physical or structural elements that surround it such as: a wall, a fence, a pond, etc. All these elements can be used to include in our garden in a more natural landscape, we can physically and visually join the elements of our garden. Our advice here is to run away from the ordinary and structure the garden according to one of several elements that surround it. If you are interested in decorating this type of space you should use climbing plants such as Ivy, Bells, Night Lady, Passionflower or if you are interested in planting fruits you can always opt for the grape vine.

 

 


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