I get so excited when people send me photographs of what they've done in their garden from what they've learned here at Successful Garden Design. So I'm thrilled to be able to share with you a really simple front garden makeover that one of our readers is in the process of doing. So these are the plans that Nicole, from Washington DC, has drawn up after watching just the … [Read more...] about Front Garden Makeover – SGD Reader’s Plans
One of the keys to having your garden look great is down to how you divide up the space within it. I find the well worn phrase of 'garden rooms' really annoying (don't know why, I just do), so I'm going to try to explain what I mean about dividing the space in your garden, without using the 'r' word. We'll see how I get on. Different shape gardens need different space … [Read more...] about If you’ve got a long one, then it needs to be a tease…
Designing your own garden is great to do but you must be careful that you don't fall fowl of one of the most important aspects of garden planning... There is a worrying condition that threatens to thwart good garden design... The condition is called tapemeasureaphobia. A bit of a mouthful to say, but it's no laughing matter, there are some fairly serious consequences to … [Read more...] about Do you suffer from the phobia that affects new gardeners?
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 … [Read more...] about Why Having a Garden Plan Saves Time & Money