Building a new garden can be an exciting adventure but can also be full of challenges and problems. A lack of knowledge about what works best with your garden, the space you have available, and the local climate are all key areas to consider when you begin to create your garden.
The first step is to do research as much as you can. This will help you find out which plants will grow well together, what needs to be contained, and how much soil you will need to maintain all of this. A good way to start is to look at the types of plants you already have in your garden and identify if any of these would benefit from being planted in a new garden bed.
Most plants will enjoy being planted in full sun and will do well in a container. If you are not able to provide adequate shade for your plants, you could consider planting vegetables such as peppers and tomatoes that will enjoy a shade in the evening.
Check with your local nursery to find out what plants they recommend for growing in your area. Some plants do better in coastal regions where the soil is often sandy whereas other plants flourish in acidic soils. Once you know what plants will do well in your area, you can begin to design your garden around these existing plants.
As many gardeners like to use a variety of plants it is a good idea to ensure you plant plants that will grow well together. Some gardeners may want to grow a mixture of annuals, perennials, and shrubs whilst others prefer to grow only one type of plant. You should try and find a balance so that you can see all the colors of the rainbow in your garden.
Planting too many different colored plants or taking up too much space can be a problem. You should consider a phased development when developing a garden site. Phased development is a development where a variety of different features and species are planted in one area.
You can often choose to plant between two or more features. This will ensure that you get the best of both worlds as you can grow a wide variety of different types of plants in a limited space. When carrying out a phased development you should carry out a site analysis first.
Site analysis can help you identify areas of your garden site that could become problematic. It will identify any threats to your mainstream of water such as septic tanks or nearby streams. It will identify any underground storage pits and storage depots that could pose a risk to your mainstream of water.
All of these factors can adversely affect the growth of plants. Site analysis can then be used to prioritize different species and to introduce species to your site to minimize any risk to your mainstream of water. Once you have identified the threats to your area then you can use community garden designs to improve the conditions for your new garden site.
A lot of this can be done using existing schools for instance. The schools themselves can create a great focal point by placing a focal stone in the middle of the garden and then using other features to highlight and support the stone. Grow tents are a neat way to get your garden up and running. Expand your knowledge on them when you study this guide on How to set up a grow tent.
Garden features like benches, swings, and built-in seating can all be used to create a well-lit and relaxed atmosphere. People who enjoy their work and study will appreciate that they can go about their daily business in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
You may also want to create a fundraising plan so that you can raise money for the cost of building a new garden site. If you are lucky enough to have access to private land with plenty of suns then you may want to grow some plants yourself.
While this is not always possible, you may want to consider growing a range of herbs and flowers that can be used for making teas and for potpourri. Growing your own herbs can be really rewarding because you can use fresh herbs throughout the year and you don’t have to worry about buying them from the shop.
Even a small family garden can generate a great deal of profit if you plan it correctly. Once you have a fundraising plan in place you will need to get the word out. There are many ways to do this, but one of the best ways is to advertise in the local paper or in the local community gardens.
This will ensure that people who live close to your proposed site will be aware of the fundraising activity. Another way to get the word out is to create a website that contains information about your fundraising project.
The website can contain a number of different pages, including a blog that will allow you to talk about your project and any ideas you have for growing your garden. You should also include contact details where people can get more information about your fundraising efforts.