Garden survey, design, planting plan

Survey Assess your plot and understand the character of your garden, then you’ll be well on your way to becoming a successful gardener. The first thing to determine is what will grow on the spot available for your garden. The three main factors that determine what will grow in a particular location are: sunlight, soil type and humidity. In addition, the temperature and the wind also determine the character of your garden. Having done the soil analysis of your plot, you now know the type of soil/soil amendment to be made with compost and fertilizer for the nutrients that the soil lacks. This set of conditions working together determines the character of your garden and what you can successfully grow in it. You have determined the character of your garden, write it down before you start digging. Draw a plan sketch showing all its features, such as lighting conditions, floor type among others. You will use it all the time as a reference source on which plants to use and when making design decisions. While waiting for the soil to settle with the amendment and nutrient dressings, research the appropriate outdoor plants for your area before planting to ensure their long-lasting beauty. Create a garden with native plants to support and invite wildlife. It’s best to choose plants that are suited to your garden conditions for optimal growing success. While there are steps you can take to make your garden a welcoming place for certain plants, your experience will be more rewarding if you learn to work with nature. Now you can create your garden according to garden planting plan, garden design and garden style. Planting plan A planting plan gives precise instructions, often intended for a contractor, on how the soil is prepared, the species to be planted, the size and spacing to be used and the maintenance operations to be carried out in the garden. framework of the contract. Private garden owners may also use planting plans not for contractual purposes, but as an aid in thinking through a design and as a record of the treatment used and what has been planted. A planting strategy is a long-term strategy for the design, establishment, and management of different types of vegetation in a landscape or garden. Planting can be directly established by a landscape contractor (also called a landscape gardener). Landscape contractors work to drawings and specifications prepared by garden designers or landscape architects. Garden design often goes beyond the plants you want to grow and the type of function you want your garden to serve. Thematic elements can also influence the appearance of a garden. It includes the two major traditions: formal asymmetrical (Asian), formal naturalistic planting design. In Asia, asymmetrical traditions of planting design in Chinese gardens and Japanese gardens originated in the Jin Dynasty (265-420AD) of China. The planting of the gardens has a controlled but naturalistic aesthetic. In Europe, the arrangement of plants in informal groups developed as part of the English landscape garden style and was strongly influenced by the Picturesque art movement. Thematic elements can also influence the style of a garden. Garden Styles Garden styles are usually formal or informal. Gardens tend to use geometric shapes for their layout, circles, rectangles or square straight lines. The spacing, color and arrangement of the plants are very precise. Popular Styles Formal Garden Keep formal gardens simple. The plan should aim for balance and symmetry for an air of calm elegance. Use strong, well-defined lines and boundaries, such as manicured hedges, walkways, maybe even a reflecting pool. Use single color planting, intended to match or complement the color of your house, fence or other feature. Add elegant pots, urns, gazing balls or statues. Keep everything in moderation so it doesn’t look cluttered. Asian (Japanese) Garden What makes this garden style is the design philosophy of the plant used. Space, a sense of proportion and balance are the hallmarks of a Japanese garden. As one writer put it, “nature is the ideal you should aim for”. Japanese gardens are beautiful and peaceful places that strive to represent perfect harmony in nature, they are designed based on three basic principles; reduced scale, symbolization and borrowing view. This style of garden derives its beauty from a mixture of different elements including sand, rocks, water, plants and ornaments such as lanterns, bamboo fences, water basins or even a small “tea house”. Of course, there is more than one type of Japanese or Asian garden. Rock gardens have rocks and sand strategically placed in intricate patterns, while walking gardens require visitors to walk along a path, visiting certain spots that prompt them to look at a specific item. Tea and pond gardens are also typical styles. Choose traditional, fine-textured plants in pots or in the ground. Try bamboo, dwarf conifers, Japanese maple, iris, azalea, and flowering fruit trees. Tropical style The tropical garden emphasizes many spectacular and bold leafy plants, such as coleus, hibiscus, taro, banana, papaya, shrubs, trees, ferns, orchids, tillandsia, bromeliads. In the ground or in large containers, use brightly colored flowers such as yellow, red, orange, and bicolors. Next, include an aquatic feature such as a pool, fountain, or stream. You can add drama with extras; birdhouses or birdcages, colorful pots, observation balls, playful or craft decorations and statues. Cottage Gardens The cottage garden should be overflowing with flowers, so plant these informal gardens with generous hands. A cottage garden design showcases a full planting of the old-fashioned girl’s favorite flower, including lots of roses and other fragrant plants (including herbs). Keep the plants manicured (remove faded flowers and stems), but allow them to express their natural exuberance and a few charming touches – a whimsical bird house or wind chimes. Arid Gardens If your area is on the arid side or you just like the sandy desert filled with architectural cacti and succulents, you might want to opt for a dry climate and water garden. Use a naturalistic layout, perhaps, with a dry creek bed or stone pathways, rocky features, and choose plants that thrive in the scorching sun, including but not limited to cacti and weeds. delicious. Then, strategically place accents of colorful or more water-requiring plants in pots in groups. Bog Gardens Soil moisture is obviously tied to the climate of the area you live in, but even in a small yard there can be wide variations. If your garden is at the bottom of a hill, a swampy area, or beside a river, the soil can stay wet for long periods of time. In this situation, you can try to create a raised bed, but it is always better to work with nature.

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