The choice of plants for the garden should be dictated primarily by the time that the owners can devote to cultivating it. When deciding to establish a home garden, it is necessary to analyse not only the value of the plot on which it is to be built, but also the needs and possibilities of its owners. Their lifestyle and the time they can devote to gardening will determine, among other things, the selection of suitable plants and the arrangement of space. The garden should be designed differently for families with children, especially small ones, and differently for dog owners.
The home garden should be well thought out, both in a multi-family building and in a single-family house. It is best to plan it already at the stage of building a house. The first step in setting up a garden is to analyze the terrain. The shape and size of the plot, the climatic conditions on the plot and the type of soil must be taken into account. The next step is to analyse one's own family and professional situation and lifestyle.
A garden owned by a person living alone will look and function differently, a garden intended for the whole family will look and function differently. If we have a dog, cat or other animal, then we also design this garden for this animal, so it will also have some of its proper features, functions and appearance. If we have children we can also arrange some elements especially for them. For example, we can create a small playground for children, a place with a swimming pool or a small playground with a lawn for football.
Another element is the right choice of plants for your garden. The sunshine, climate and soil conditions on the plot, land gradients, the course of the installation, including electrical and water supply systems, and elements of the neighborhood, such as trees, must be taken into account. You should also pay attention to the size of the plants and take care of their proper color combination. The larger the plants, the further away they should be planted. However, in front of the garden, cover plants, climbers and low shrubs are planted. When planning a garden, it is worth remembering that it should have several basic parts: a garden, a general part, a part for passive and active recreation, an economic and utility part.
When we enter a plot of land, an important element of the garden is, of course, the foregarden. It's a place that's immediately noticeable to every visitor. It must be a representative place. It is relatively difficult to make it, because the garden is usually the smallest place in the garden. It can't be overloaded with any elements here, but it has to look elegant, nice and really reflect what we own.
In the part of the garden intended for passive recreation you can plan a gazebo or barbecue area, while the part for active recreation can be equipped with sports equipment. The usable part is usually a small vegetable or pond and the utility part includes a tool box or composter. The individual parts of the garden should be clearly separated from each other, e.g. by a plant belt or a small hedge. When arranging your garden, remember that it will require successive, time-consuming maintenance. If you don't have a lot of free time, you should choose plants that don't require intensive care. It's a good idea to plant plants that don't lose their leaves for the winter as this will save you the time you need to rake the leaves and prepare the trees for the winter. The garden should also include original elements that will attract the attention of guests.
It is good to design an interesting plant, it can be a more exotic plant, even introduced into the pot, thanks to which the garden will gain more taste. We can use some special elements of small architecture. For example, a bench in the shade of a tree or an interesting pot. Even an element such as a garbage can be made in such a way that this garden is perceived much better and we feel better in it.
When deciding on a home garden, it is worth relying on the help of a greenery architect, who can carry out a complex project. It includes conceptual and detailed design, sketches and visualizations. The architect will not only help to develop the idea of the garden, but will also supervise its implementation. It is a convenient solution, especially for busy people, it also allows to avoid many, often expensive, mistakes.