Garden Layouts Can Be Amazing

garden layout ideas

Tired of struggling to make your often tiny garden feel more welcoming? There are many simple garden layout ideas to help make your space look bigger and feel more inviting. Even the smallest of gardens can be neatly arranged in such a way that makes them look both more functional and entertaining to be in. If you’re still not sure what’s best for your garden, these three garden layout ideas should help you make up your mind.

One of the simplest garden layout ideas is to break your garden into separate sections. Theoretically, this makes it easier to navigate, since you know exactly where to go, whereas with so many different gardens it can be easy to get lost in the multitude of features.If you have a large backyard then dividing it into a couple of smaller areas, perhaps using a patio for seating and a seating area in the back garden, can help make it seem less cluttered. This works particularly well if you have a large patio or deck space.

Idea That Works Well

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Another idea that works well for small gardens is the use of rows. Rows of plants can provide a good level of separation and make navigating your way through your garden a lot easier. This is especially useful if you don’t have a large amount of space to play with, but would still like to separate your vegetables and produce by rows. The key to this layout is to start with as wide a row as you can then add further rows and smaller ones as you grow your plants.

Gardening with plants in beds is another very effective layout idea and is especially useful for those who have smaller gardens but still need some greenery. In a raised garden bed you are able to grow plants in close proximity together and gives you a great opportunity to work in soil, aerate and water your plants. When planning your bed, think about how large your plants will get at a given point in the future. For example some popular choices for a raised garden bed include lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, peppers, chives and herbs.

Hanging Potting Bench

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A hanging potting bench or trellis is also an effective way of providing plant space without overcrowding your garden. These methods are usually more effective if you have young growing plants which rely on air circulation to keep them growing. Plant seeds in small quantities at the beginning until they have established themselves and you will soon have an abundance of vegetables in the garden. This method of planting is very simple to do and only takes a few days to do.

Another simple vegetable garden layout idea that can be easily implemented is the use of full sun lights. This idea actually dates back to the Romans and although you may not think it now, full sun lights can be used as design elements for any garden layout. As time has gone by, full sun lights have improved and most are now designed to save energy so that they aren’t as harmful to the environment. This includes the designs for outdoor lights and landscape lighting. So, if you want to grow your vegetables in an area that is protected from strong sun you should consider planting some taller plants to the back of your garden and using landscape lights to help them gain height.

Number Of Shrubs

One other thing you may want to consider when thinking of garden ideas is the number of shrubs that you need to have planted. Most vegetable gardens will have between four and seven shrub plants in them but a full sun vegetable garden can easily grow to ten plants depending on what type of climate you have where you live.

It really depends on the plants like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers because their actual size in your garden is going to determine how many plants you will need to get started.

Once you have determined the number of plants you will need you are ready to start planting. Plant your bulbs first, then work your way through the vegetable plants taking care to space them so they won’t get too close together.

Final Verdict

If you are planting any grasses make sure that they are spaced apart at least six inches from each other. If you have any flowers or bushes to get them planted at the back of the garden. You want to give the plants a chance to grow naturally without any extra interference from you while the ground is still settling.

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