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Plan & Create Your Perfect Garden

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 9 September , 2020

With summer still in full swing, you could spend time enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather in your garden. But, is your garden looking a bit barren? Do you want to transform your garden into the garden of your dreams? While consulting experienced landscape designers in San Diego would greatly help in achieving your goal, there are still many things you can do to plan and create the garden you always wanted.

There are plenty of things to consider when creating a plan for your garden. it might seem overwhelming at first, but these effective tips will greatly help you in creating an inviting and vibrant outdoor space.

Establish a Plan

The first, and most important, step in starting your garden is to make a plan. Focus on keeping it simple to maintain, yet rewarding at the same time. Whether you are transforming your established garden or starting with bare earth, having the right plan can do wonders.

Decide the type of garden you want. Do you want to grow flowering and ornamental plants? Do you want to grow fruits, herbs, and vegetables? Or do you want both types of gardens? No matter what you opt for, you need to determine the way you want to use the garden space.

Don’t forget the space for relaxation, like outdoor seating area, grilling or BBQ area, and more. Planning the spaces is the key to attain your desired aesthetic. You can always consult the experts of garden design in San Diego to establish a basic design.

Determine Your Needs

Next, decide what your garden needs are. What is the goal you want to achieve? Do you want it to use the space to produce your own food? Do you want to create a playing area for children? do you want to solely focus on cultivating ornamental plants and flowers? Do you just want a space peaceful piece of wilderness all to your self to get away from the everyday chaos? Do you want to make it a place for relaxation and entertaining guests?

Create Sections

If you are hoping to achieve multiple things from your garden then it is best to divide up the garden space in sections. This also gives it a more contemporary feel and adds character and vibrance.

Decide What to Grow

Once you know the type of your garden, have determined how you will utilize the space and sections, it is time to finalize what you want to grow. This would mostly depend on your purpose and need behind the garden.

Make a list of plants you want to grow, the flowering plants you want to include, what you want to use as borders, crop you want to grow, and more. Keep in mind that you would need to conduct proper research about the plants that would grow optimally in the San Diego climate.

Don’t Forget the Maintenance Plan

Many new gardeners tend to forget to create a maintenance plan that creates an issue for them in the future. It is essential to determine the ways you would fertilize and weed your garden in order to ensure your garden grows well.

For instance, if you have a big garden, you won’t be able to do it all by hand. You have to invest in tools and equipment to help you. For a small garden, you will need fewer tools. Bottom line is to make sure you have the necessary things to maintain the garden properly.

Add Raised Beds

If you also want to grow your own food, along with other plants, it is best to consider raised beds for herbs and vegetables to make it more manageable.

Include Landscape Features

Pathways, decks, patios, water features, rock features and so much more can be added in a garden to enhance its overall look. The landscape features provide you with space to enjoy the work you have done in your garden. You can always consult San Diego landscape designers to determine and install the right landscape features.

Once you have your perfect garden, you must make sure that you are maintaining it consistently to enjoy it for the long-term. This will include weeding, cleaning, watering, cutting, and fertilizing at the right time. This will ensure your garden stays breathtaking throughout the year. These tips will help you in getting started in planning and creating your own garden.

If you are stumped on how to start or need assistance with the garden design, landscaping features, and maintenance, then don’t hesitate to contact Juniper Landscape Company for a consultation with experienced and creative landscape designers in San Diego.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.

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