Why would you want to design your garden, you have better things to do with your time – right?
Well only you can answer that but if you want a really good garden then, I’ll answer it for you – YES, you most definitely do need to plan a garden!
Still not convinced landscape planning is worth all the effort?
OK, let’s go with the assumption that you have a zillion other things you should be doing and spending the time to sit down and design a garden, just isn’t on the agenda, or if it is, a 5 min scribble will do….
That’s a big pile of…
Bricks! Imagine having a big pile of bricks delivered and building yourself a house. No plan, just build! What are the chances of you getting the rooms the right size, the right function and flow in the building… in fact, the right anything? Pretty slim I imagine, especially if you aren’t an architect and have never built a house before! Thankfully NO one does that (at least I hope not) but when it comes to building a garden…. vrrooomm – straight down the garden centre, buy as many pretty things as possible, come home and plant them, build a patio or two, wherever the creative muse bids!
Has the notion of a ‘garden in a weekend’ seduced you too much?
I know it’s VERY tempting just to get on with it one weekend and hope for the best but… if you can think about things and plan it properly in advance, it’s got to be better, right? Think about it, how many things have you done in your life that turned out great on your first attempt? Maybe you are an exceptionally talented individual that can turn your hand at virtually anything… but even so? If you plan a garden on paper or your computer first, you can change things that don’t work with the click of a mouse or a squiggle of your pencil.
£££ It’ll cost you! $$$
Or to put it another way – it is SO much cheaper, if you get it wrong, to change your mind on paper than it is once you’ve built and planted your garden.
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