How to design your dream garden


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Whoever moves into a new house has a lot to do first. The garden design usually has to be in the back. To completely redesign your dream garden, as on a new building plot, or to revamp an old garden, requires some planning, time and money. But do not worry - if you're patient, you do not have to stomp a finished garden out of the ground in one season. With good planning, affordable intermediate solutions and the right mix of determination and serenity, the garden paradise develops almost by itself. We will give you tips in which order and with which concept you will get closer to your dream garden step by step.

Step 1: Planning your dream garden

A common mistake is to shop at the garden center for colorful and whimsical plants and place them somewhere in the garden. This leads to a mixed-looking, messy bed mix and often to frustration, because the plants may not develop properly in the wrong location or have to be replanted over and over again in the course of landscaping. You can save a lot of work and so many euros if you first create a garden plan. Whether romantic rose garden, lush shrubbery or rural idyll - with a plan in hand, the individual components are better together and there are no misunderstandings in the implementation later.

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A division into garden areas makes the garden more exciting

Therefore, determine in advance the size and shape of the beds and seats; Similarly, where you want to plant larger shrubs and a tree or where a pond is to emerge. You can then realize your dream garden step by step - gentle on the purse - over several years. How to create a professional garden plan, we explain here. The work on the drawing board is worthwhile, because with a skilful planning an unfinished garden looks already attractive.

Step 2: Room layout

It is advantageous to divide the garden into various rooms that you can gradually build. Trellis, cut hedges or even single shrubs divide the garden and shield unfinished areas. You should create this basic structure first, in order to enjoy the benefit of a finished screen and some privacy in your new garden as quickly as possible. Also the lawn is at the top of the list. Later, when the property is completely landscaped, the various garden areas offer a lot of variety and at the same time form a harmonious whole. With Einsteiger tips succeeds the garden division on the paper.

Spatial planning gives the new garden structure

Spatial planning gives the new garden structure

To illustrate, we have created a model garden with 100 square meters in size. Here, the trellises were first mounted on the terrace as a screen, the privet hedge planted, the lawn planted and planted in the back of a slow-growing Japanese snowball (Viburnum plicatum). In the small garden one can harvest crisp salads already in the first year. Also, the garden shed, in which all the necessary garden equipment find space, was set up and created the composting place. For the terrace, a grit is a fast and inexpensive alternative. After only a short time bush mallow, catnip, cranesbill and lady's mantle are already blooming in the left terrace. In the bed to the right spreads the often flowering small shrub rose 'Heidetraum', just as large unfolds annual nasturtium, marigolds and sunflowers.

Step 3: Create flowerbeds

Plant slow-growing shrubs and trees as early as possible, as they need the most time to develop. After only a few years, the perennials fill the beds and offer a one-year-old colorful backdrop. In our example, the following flowering plants decorate the flower beds: The purple summer lilac (Buddleja), planted as a small shrub in the first year, has grown vigorously and from July onwards is a flower-rich butterfly magnet. Close to the seat, a pink rose stem 'amulet' enriches the right bed. Long-bloomers such as the yellow girl's eye (Coreopsis) make for many summer weeks joy.

After a few years, the garden is already worth seeing

After a few years, the garden is already worth seeing - but not finished yet

Gradually herbs have replaced the summer flowers. Scented nettle (Agastache), sage, lavender, oregano and curry herb (Helichrysum) feel at ease here. In the back garden part of the lawn had to give way to new beds. At the garden shed now a white hydrangea grows, accompanied by pink thimbles. The two-year-old plants sow themselves. In the side bed, a small book ball between bluebells, star throats, columbine and cranesbill has found a place.

Step 4: The final touch to the garden paradise

Once the rough work has been completed and the color concept has proven itself over a few years, you can now devote yourself to fine-tuning. On the left side of the terrace, as in the bed above, a bunch of roses are blooming. The biggest changes can be found in the back part of the garden, which you now enter through a wooden rank arch. A mountain clematis (Clematis montana) is here in spring her big flower spectacle. The vegetable garden was removed in favor of another ornamental bed. Fragrant lavender accompanies the two often blooming rose stems 'Beautiful Dortmunderin'. A boxwood hedge holds the bed.

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The chippings of the terrace have given way to a coating of light sandstone slabs after several years

So that you can really enjoy the flowers, a bench was set up. A half-high wrought-iron trellis with year-round scented vetching provides a cozy atmosphere and shields the view of the compost. Through the blue paint the garden shed sets a new accent. The white hydrangea has replaced the thimbles. The Japanese snowball (right in the back of the garden) also impresses as a magnificent shrub. Especially at the heyday in May, its numerous white umbels are real eye-catchers.

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