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The Ultimate Guide to Garden Planning




Gardening is an activity that has been around for centuries. With all the different types of gardens there are to build, it can be difficult to know where to start! It does not have to be intimidating though, since with the help of this article you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to start building your new garden.

Why you should garden?

Gardening can be a great way to get outside, exercise, and spend time with those you love. It also helps those with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. It is said that gardening has been shown to lower stress levels by releasing endorphins and serotonin into the body. This is because we are often outdoors and engaging in healthy activities like we were designed to do.

Choosing a site for your garden


One of the factors you need to consider when choosing a site for your garden is how much sunlight it gets. You will need about six hours of sunlight each day to have a healthy garden. You also want to evaluate how much shade or wind the site gets. If the site is exposed to too much wind, then it may not be a good spot for a garden because of all the dirt that will get blown away.

Garden planning tips

If you’re looking for the best garden planning tips, we recommend that you start by deciding on a style and then let it guide your decisions. If your style is traditional, you will need to decide whether or not you want flowers and lawns as part of your garden. If you like softer gardens, ask yourself if you would like to include specific plants such as roses or lavender.

Outlining your garden in a plan book

I’m not a big fan of garden planning books. I find that they invariably include too many ideas and try to be all things to all people. The best way to plan your garden is to sketch out the boundaries on a map and then work out how you will fill these areas with different types of plants and what you’ll need for each area – such as the type of soil, the amount of sun it will get, and whether it’s watered by hand or automatically.


Why a plan book is important?

A plan book is a crucial element of gardening success. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out with your first garden, this book will help you create the perfect space for your needs. Having a plan book will give you the tools needed to create a successful garden. You can figure out what size yard you have, choose plants appropriate for your climate, and calculate how much it will cost to plant your garden. Planning before planting will also ensure that you have all of the appropriate materials on hand when the time comes.

Materials and Equipment for building a garden

There are many different materials and equipment that you will need to build a garden. The most important part is the soil; if you don’t have good soil, you won’t be able to grow good plants. You will also need a shovel for digging and a trowel for planting. Along with these basic tools, you may also want to buy a rake, a potting bench, a wheelbarrow, and compost bins.

Garden maintenance tips


One of the most important parts of maintenance is to make sure that your plants are watered every day. If they are not, they may start to wilt or show signs of distress. If you’re finding yourself too busy with other tasks, I recommend getting a drip irrigation system. A drip irrigation system will automatically water your plants for you at scheduled times. Another tip is that you should fertilize your plants every month with compost or manure (preferably organic).

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