Garden design is a very personal thing and is often an expression of your personality. But gardening is not everyone’s cup of tea. While some people have this innate gift of knowing how to grow their own garden, others don’t have this gene and find it a very challenging task. So if you are wondering how to get started and create your own garden on a budget, we are here to help you.
Give it a shape
You can transform any garden by cutting the lawn and giving it a particular shape- may be a circle, square, oblong or a heart. It is the easiest and cheapest way to transform your garden. Mark the shape using a string and remove the excess grass with the help of spade. The process will not take much time and it costs nothing. You can do it all by yourself.
When it comes to plants, perennials make the best choice as they transform your garden instantly. Yes, fill your flowerbeds with a wide variety of plants, especially perennials as they last for a long time. This may sound difficult but once you’ll start doing it, you’ll find it fun and a lot easier thing to do. Some of the plants that you can grow include geums, astrantia, as well as hardy germaniums. You’ll have a wonderful garden display by investing very little.
Plant for colors and fragranceIn order to make your garden look more appealing and soothing to eyes, it is really important that you add some colors to it. Grow plants that are not just colorful but offers scintillating fragrance as well. Use scented plants like lemon-scented pelargoniums, chocolate-scented cosmos and a lot more.
Encourage Fresh Foliage
It is another important factor that you must keep in mind in order to make your garden look afresh and pleasing to eyes. Plants like hardy geraniums and oriental poppies look shabby after flowering. So make sure you trim them down from time to time to the ground level. Let the sunlight reach to the roots and water them often so that you will get new fresh leaves within just a few weeks.
Another good way to renovate your garden is to divide your space up and take it slowly, completing one section at a time. Do not touch another section until you finish the section you were working on. Remember gardens are ephemeral, it is a process that always requires care. You never really finish.