If you love gardening and are trying to make the most of your garden, there are many ways in which you can add something, no matter the size. It might be easier than you think. Whatever it is that you might have in mind, generally you are going to need to have enough space for it, and finding that space can be tricky.
If you have a lot of land, you can turn just about any spot into a garden, as long as it has light and can be watered. Check out these ideas and see what might be involved.
Making Plans for your Garden
First of all, you need to get clear on what your plans are and what you are hoping to do with the garden space in order to make this work. It will of course depend on what you hope to do and how much space you will actually need, so it’s vital that you are aware of what your plans before beginning.
I found lots of great ideas on Etsy for an instruction manual for a 16′ x 16′ garden with deer fence, plans for a raised planter with canopy, and even a digital garden planner. I have found that looking through what others have done make it easier to formulate what I am wanting in my own garden. And of course, if you use someone else’s plans, then that’s half of the mental work right there!
Cutting Back and Rearranging Your Garden
In order to make more room for new plants or ideas, you need to often cut back some of the plants you have there. If you have some perennials which are overgrowing, for instance, you will probably need to cut those back as much as you can, or dig them up completely.
You need to also make sure that you are keeping the space open to let as much light in as possible, too. Or you might need to move some plants that you have in pots around. Sometimes it’s that simple to get the space you need.
Finding Space for More Garden Area
I saw a reel recently of a woman who said every year when she cleaned out her flower bed, she moved the stone planters a foot to increase the size of her flower bed without anyone noticing but her. This was a funny idea, but I like it!
After you have made plans and rearranged your garden space, you can actually start trying to find space for what you want in your garden. If there just is not any room, it may be time to take up some of the lawn for a new garden area. We recently demolished our deck because it was falling apart, and you know I have had thoughts that the space would make a great garden!
Add Something New
If you love looking at your plants and find it relaxing, you may even consider a pool or a hot tub in or beside your garden. You will need a good amount of space for that, but if you think outside the box and realize that it is your garden and you can do what you like, a hot tub inside of your garden may just be the perfect idea!
Make sure you add in the cost of your new project by considering construction and also hot tub maintenance from time to time. So you’ll need a good amount of space and also funds to make your dreams come to reality.
Thinking Outside The Box
All in all, you should be able to make your garden something that you love and love being in! Think outside the box and plan ahead to effectively do this as best as you can. Just being a little original is going to help you a lot. Good luck making your garden something you love!