Where to start with your garden
You’ll be able to download your FREE landscaping guide at the very end of the advice sections…
Once you've read through your garden type and options in the final part, Step 4, you'll be taken to the download page for the FREE landscaping guide, that will further help you with your garden.
Which one do you have?
Below are the 3 most common types of garden. Pick which one closest resembles your circumstances and then follow the links beneath each one to learn more.
Since we’ve not met, I’ve had to guess what you look like. I hope I’ve managed a passing resemblance at least, with the stick person. Please forgive me if not!
Nothing there, nada or virtually nothing. Now the trouble is, because there is nothing there, you don’t know where to start. There’s all that empty space looking back at you, almost taunting you with its emptiness – “Landscape me if you dare!”
If this is your garden type, the good news is there’s nothing in your way. You can do whatever you like with this type of garden, but you’re worried that you’re going to get it all wrong. Don’t worry, we won’t let that happen!
You’ve pottered a bit, you’ve got a few plants and perhaps even a shed, somewhere to sit and a BBQ but… (it’s ok to admit this, you’re among friends here) your garden is B-O-R-I-N-G. Whilst you’re fun and interesting, your garden is duller than a dull person’s dull thing and you don’t know what to do to improve it.
You’ve bought the design books and magazines, and seen lots of pretty pictures, but none of them are ‘your’ garden. None of them are quite what you are looking for or would work for your situation on your budget.
This garden is the type that is so crammed full of plants that there often isn’t room to swing a cat (for those of you that practice such things). Now, this is usually for one of two reasons. You either a) are a plant-a-holic, and can’t stop yourself. You’ve be known to say things like “Of course I’ve got room for one more plant.” Or “I know I shouldn’t but it’s only a little one, I’ll find a space for it…”
Or b) you’ve inherited a plant-lover’s garden (they were forced to move to a larger property so they could buy more plants to feed their addiction) and you’ve no idea how to tame the wild beast that is outside your back door, so you’ve just let it go and now you’re too scared to go out there… (it’s ok; help is at hand).