The New Year always brings fresh starts and new beginnings; this can also mean a fresh start within your garden. However, we advise that rather than simply working away within your garden you should formulate an idea as to what you wish your garden to look like and then form a plan as to how you are going to achieve this idea using realistic time frames, budgets and materials. It’s a good idea for you to take some inspiration from a public garden or from a gardening centre before beginning the planning process so that you can obtain an idea of the style of garden that you prefer.


Starting Small

We recommend that you divide your plan into different sections that represent various areas within your garden and begin with small changes. If you begin too big the amount of work that you have to complete may seem overwhelming; it’s also difficult to make large errors or mistakes if you plan your new garden a little at a time.


If you would like to incorporate bigger changes into the layout, design or feel of your garden you may wish to hire a professional to aid you as this can speed up the process and ensure that your garden follows the realistic idea that you created.


Difference & Development

To keep your garden feeling fresh we recommend that you either develop the style that you have already created or add different features to your garden at the beginning of each year. If you continue to make changes to your garden each year you may find that you eventually stumble upon the perfect design, layout or theme for your garden through this accumulation of changes.


Developing your garden or making changes to it can also help you to gain experience and relieves stress and you allow yourself to express emotions through the rearranging of your garden, through the colour schemes that you choose and the textures that you select.


Keeping Tabs

It’s a wise idea that once you have planned your garden and have begun to act upon your ideas you take notes as to what you have changed, what you have planted and where/when you planted the item. If you make notes of what you have done so far you will be able to look back at what you have achieved so far and draw inspiration and motivation from your efforts.


Taking notes & photographs is also a good way of remembering which species of plants are in your garden so that you can either follow a theme of utilise a different type of plant. You can also research the specific requirements of each type of plant so that you can provide them with everything they need throughout each season.


There are many ways in which you can freshen up your garden and, make these changes without spending too much money; one of the best ways for you to keep the cost down on your project is to do a lot of the work yourself and only ask for the guidance of a professional when it is necessary. For more information you can get in touch with us for Garden Services; we’d be happy to help you with your garden needs.