Taking the time to create a beautiful garden at home doesn’t have to be a chore. Although it might be hard work, the end result is going to be something you can enjoy for potentially years to come, so it’s worth putting in some effort now.
Yet the issue might be you just don’t know where to start. You want a beautiful garden, but the number of options and the many ways to go about things might be making you feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry; read our advice about how to create a beautiful garden, and you’ll soon have a plan (or at least a starting point).
Unless you have a budget – one that you have really thought about and is definitely achievable – it’s going to be impossible to even think about starting to create a beautiful garden for yourself. You might have lots of ideas, but if you don’t know that you can afford them, you might not be confident in paying for anything. Equally, the last thing you’ll want is to get partway through a garden upgrade only to run out of money and then motivation to carry on.
Take some time to figure out exactly how much money you can spend on your garden, and that will help you narrow down your choices. You should then find it easier to pick a good place to start.
Choose A Style
Once you have your budget, you can get started, but if you want to narrow the choice down even further, you could think of a theme or style to base your garden around. Perhaps you want it to be a contemporary style complete with Trex decking, or maybe you prefer a more traditional look with a wildflower garden and a pond.
Combining your style choice with your budget will lead you to the perfect way to design your garden, but you’ll still have enough choice to make it unique to you, and you won’t have to do things in the same way as everyone else.
Think About Colours
It’s important to pick garden colours that go well with the house and the scenery. Complementary colour palettes can be easily selected with the use of a colour wheel. One example is the calming effect of planting together hues that are next to one another on the colour wheel. When used together, the colours that are complementary to one another create a striking visual effect.
Hot or bright colours like red, yellow, and orange tend to jump forward, so it’s best to put them far away. Cool colours like blue and lavender tend to recede, so they are best used close up for a calming effect. White and soft pastels can be used to lighten up darker spots.
Don’t forget that the colours of the leaves can also add interest. Flowers and leaves with different colours, textures, and shapes create contrast, giving the garden depth and character. When the right design elements are used, the flowers and plants will not only look good together, but they will also look good with the rest of the landscape.
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