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design, like any other kind of design, is a matter of taste. However, there
are a few general things to keep in mind that can make a garden much more
pleasant both to look at and to work in.
The size of the garden bed is the first consideration that comes to mind when
thinking about garden design. For ease of gardening, it needs to be narrow
enough to reach it from the yard or pathway the gardener will be leaning in
from. If there is only one access point, one metre is about as wide as it can
get without having to step in. If there is an access point at both sides, the
gardenís width can be doubled without adding hassle to the job. If you want
more garden space, add more paths so you can get to it all with ease.
The purpose of the garden is the next thing to keep in mind. Vegetable gardens
will need to be fully accessible at the end of the season, when harvesting
takes place. Flower beds, on the other hand, need only be accessible until the
desired plants have grown to the point that they crowd out the weeds. Of
course, if the flower species is too small to ever crowd weeds out, they will
need accessibility all season long.
The next aspect of garden design concerns the overall look that is desired.
Some gardens make use of colourful flowers to create their effects. Others use
a lot of foliage plants, and rely on differing textures and shades of green to
make an interesting view. In any case, the tallest plants need to go in the
back. Otherwise, they will end up hidden by the plants in front of them.
Even vegetable gardens can be designed so they look good. Instead of randomly
planting rows of different vegetables, try setting them up so the colours of
the developing veggies create a nice visual impact. Also, put tall plants in
back as you would with flowers or foliage plants.
Garden design is all a matter of taste. Choose the design that suits you the
best, and you are sure to enjoy your garden.
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