Flower garden designs can be very simple or extravagant. It is all about finding the design that works the best for your space. You have to figure out what plants will work and what design features you need to create a flower garden that looks amazing. The design you choose is going to be tailored to your space. This means that you have many considerations to make.

Basic Considerations

There are some very basic considerations that you will need to make before you even start looking at flower garden designs. These considerations generally revolve around the plants that you choose. You will need to think about:

– the soil properties in your garden
– the amount of sun the area gets
– whether you want to replant each year or want something that comes back year after year
– if you have a desire to attract butterflies or hummingbirds

There may be other considerations that you make, but these are the very basic ones that you will want to answer. The answers to these questions will allow you to choose the right types of plants for your flower garden.

Other Considerations

There are many things that go into flower garden designs. You will need to think about many things when you start to design your garden. Making all these considerations up front will help you to make the right choices and end up with a flower garden that you love.

You must think about the size of your garden. The size will depend upon how much space you have and on what type of flowers you want to use. Some flowers will require a lot of room to grow and spread, so you must think of this. You should check out the area, too. For example, you might think you have a lot of space, but find out tree roots have invaded the area and imposed upon your planned space.

When you are plotting out your flower garden designs you should think about how you will place the flowers. Most often flowers are planted in lines or curves. Generally, a smooth line works the best. Avoid wiggly lines or broken lines.

To give your garden a denser look you will want to avoid sporadic planting of flowers and instead plant in groups. This helps the garden look a little fuller. It also allows you to also ensure your garden looks organized instead of messy.

Do not forget to think about the height of the plants. You should also think about whether one area of the garden is higher than the rest. You need to plan your garden so that when all the flowers are at the full height that none will be hidden behind taller plants.

Lastly, have a focal point. This will also help to organize the flower garden. All good flower garden designs have a main focal point. In the best gardens the focal point is not extremely obvious, but rather naturally catches the eye and allows everything to blend together, creating harmony.

Flower garden designs can be anything you want them to be. You have the freedom to do what you want. If you follow these tips, though, you can create a flower garden that is an amazing sight to behold.

 

Drawing landscape design plans is not something only a professional can do. You are very capable of drawing up your landscaping plans even if you are not particularly artistically gifted. Creating a plan is all about understanding the dimensions of your garden and just putting ideas on paper. As long as you can understand your plans then you will be fine.

Professional Plans

Of course, drawing up professional landscape design plans is something that requires skill and training, but you do not need perfect plans if you are doing the landscaping yourself. Chances are that your project does not require a detailed, professionally laid out plan. You can probably get by with a simple diagram type plan.

Now, if you are doing a major landscaping project and you will use a professional to do the work then it may be best to leave the planning up to the professionals. However, if you have a smaller project that you will handle on your own then you can get by with some homemade plans.

Measurements

A good plan, of any kind, starts with proper measurements. You need to go and measure the space where you will be putting your garden. Make sure to get all the dimensions. Once you have the measurements you will need to create a scale so you can draw a smaller version of the space on paper. A simple scale would be something like 3 feet equals 1 inch.

Once you have your scale figured out you can draw out the space on your paper. Make sure to use a ruler for accuracy. You will now have the basic outline of the area to be landscaped.

Now you can add in any permanent fixtures that are present in the area. Things like posts, a deck or even trees, need to be marked. This will start to show you a more accurate look at the space.

After you have put in permanent fixtures you can begin to start coming up with your design plan. If you are planting flowers then you can start to put them in and create the garden.

Of course, you may run into things that cause a need for changing the plans. That is fine. If you find out the area floods then you simply find a way around that. Perhaps you will add in a pond or other water feature. Make sure that you plan considers everything, from roadblocks to special needs.

Finished Product

Once you have tinkered around with the landscape design plans you will be ready to start using the plan to actually work on your landscape. How detailed your plan is, is up to you. You can do whatever you want. You may even find that landscape software is helpful if you are doing a larger project.

These guidelines are just for simple landscape projects where exact measurements and very detailed plans are not needed. If you are doing a flower garden or even a vegetable garden then creating landscape design plans this way will likely work for you.