Landscape & Garden Design
Jun 06, 2016 8:00 am
Hi Community! What are the aspects of designing a garden that makes you feel insecure? How to combine plants together? How to make your garden looks stunning? How to manage the space so that every inch is well designed? I would like to hear about your difficulties and doubts when it comes to designing your garden or improving your garden design skills. I am a Garden Designer and I am doing research for university. When I started my journey I was litterally freaked out by finding the right design, or planting the right plants. With this research I hope to find the way to help people with similar problems and help them to avoid a lot of troubles!
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Re: Are you struggling with the design of your garden?3
Jun 09, 2016 8:58 pm
I worry about choosing the right plants,having plants/trees growing too large with root systems damaging the house/fence/foot path, finding the right plant species to suit east facing backyard and west frontyard, getting soil ready, how frost and draught tolerant the plants are, and how to maintain a healthy garden.
Re: Are you struggling with the design of your garden?4
Jun 13, 2016 8:15 pm
Finding the right layout for my garden both front and back so it doesn't end up being a garden bed against the fence line.
How to create something that has the wow factor plus knowing what plants go together to create the space.
I am trying to design our garden now but have no idea where to start and once I've started what plants etc go where.
Re: Are you struggling with the design of your garden?5
Jul 13, 2016 9:35 pm
i would break the yard up into different sections, use differing levels, ie small deck area, lawn and garden beds with pathway joining them all together.
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Re: Are you struggling with the design of your garden?6
Jul 19, 2016 11:57 pm
Everything was difficult for me, I am not creative so I had a designer plan my garden.
Once I decided on getting a designer I found it hard to work out who would be the right one for me. If you start a business can you please spend time and money and develop a good web site. Tell people what styles you do, what areas, your credentials and a bit about yourself. Pictures are very important. I know this will be hard if you're straight out of uni and any planning you've done may not have resulted in mature, established gardens that you could photograph.
I wanted a designer and I expect there are a lot of good designers that could have designed my garden but I could not find them. Saying, all areas, all styles, large and small gardens is not helpful. A close up picture of 3 or 4 plants does not show that you are a designer. I saw some very good web sites that were specific and I was impressed but they weren't right for me. That is fine I didn't waste their time or mine barking up the wrong tree.
If you want to help people, sell your self the best way you possibly can. Give people ideas.
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