Sure wanna be:
be the next Diarmuid and build all your neighbours a proper garden…»
Spring is in the air, summer is nigh. People are struggling to get their gardens ready, and boy does it show. Your hands are itching to sort out their problems, but hey: Garden Design is a proper job and it pays well too. It can be taught, but of course if you really wanna become a Garden Designer then you should probably just get out there and practise.
While you're out there, don't forget the following free garden design tips:
- Always make a plan first. Use little model trees if you must, but never just dig in.
- Keep the position of the sun in mind... a south-facing garden needs different plants than a shadowy one facing north.
- Don't go overboard with levels and terraces, which can turn any garden into a patchy collection of ill-connected spaces.
Furthermore, the following rules apply... Are you taking notes?
- Aim for large stretches of planting based on a single type of plant if possible.
- A terrace or seating area will often be too small for comfort, but then again: don't turn a garden into a grand square.
- Cobblestones and proper bricks will always have a more rustic appearance than concrete paving.
- Both low and high variants of Geraniums always work well.
- A little plant that's hugely underrated is the Kalimeris Insica. It'll bloom all summer long.
- Start early and get rid of weeds. Anti-weed cloth is not a long-term solution.
So, get your hands dirty and be the next Diarmuid and build all your neighbours a proper garden. And don't forget to take pictures of your finest creations before they ruin them eh.
famous gardens near you, take a look here: