Archive for May 27, 2013


How to design your own garden

Garden centers

Gardening promotes relaxation and relieves stress. For a lot of people it fills their need to connect to nature in todays technological and sedentary world. At the same time, it is a good exercise. Digging and weeding, which includes reaching, bending and even walking, can in fact improve mobility and flexibility. It is not surprising therefore that from 2011 to 2016, it is expected that global gardening and outdoor living market shall increase by 3.5 percent yearly. By then it should reach $220 million. If you are among the many individuals today who are into gardening, here are some things that can help you with your garden design.

First, the success of your garden design is dependent on how you use your space. In the United States, the average food garden is 600 sq ft. Now, you do not need to a garden that big. This is because you will do a garden design, not simply have a food garden. So to help you use your space, there are good websites that will allow you to virtually do a garden design. You can then use it to create your own garden virtually before you start spending on the plants and things on the garden. Once you are satisfied, you can then use the garden design that you created on the website as your own blue print for your garden.

Second, you need to find a good garden center. Since there are probably several gardening centers in your area, find one that offers comprehensive products, from trees and shrubs to a really good plant nursery. You will definitely not need all that they have to offer when it comes to your own garden design, but eventually you may need products that are hard to get or you may need a certain product immediately. It is best therefore to find a trees, plants and shrubs center now that has practically everything instead of when you need one later. It is like finding a good family physician even when you are not sick.

Third, if you are doing a garden design for your own garden, meaning it is the size of the usual garden, you might want to consider seeking the assistance of professional landscapers. This is because there are some important things that you need to consider when doing a garden design for a typical garden. This includes the right arrangement and combination of the trees and shrubs. You might also want to seek assistance from the garden center. Most garden centers have professionals who can give you good advice as to how to properly care for your plants and trees. If you cannot afford to pay for a landscaper, this is the best option for you. Should you find a really good garden center, they will be willing to give your professional assistance and advice for free.