Garden Design With Paving Stones - This article is the first in a series that can explain the various facets of garden design and provide the knowledge required to plan a garden that is functional and aesthetically pleasant to you. In these articles, you'll find the essential information required to undertake your personal garden project from concept through to completion.
Every garden gains from great garden design. Whatever your expectations are, design and planning are essential. One of the initial questions I ask a client (as a design consultant) is "what would you need from your own garden?" The planning will focus on these needs and create a personalized garden that can be enjoyed by everyone for years to come.
To provide a definitive guide to your garden design I'd have to be writing a 500-page novel, so we shall just take a look at the absolute basics in this specific article. One thing I've learned in the last twenty plus years as a garden designer is the fact that few of us are absolutely content with our gardens. Even with the immense pleasure we derive from them, there's always something which could be better. Many long for a bigger garden, a few for something much more manageable and smaller, but the vast bulk will make the finest of their present plots.
Horticulture is essentially about growing plants, but the setting in which they are placed by us is possibly the single most important element that makes a garden otherwise or appealing. The actual test of a good garden design is whether the effect appeals to you personally. As a facilitator, I've always seen my role as a garden designer, aiming to assist my customers in making a garden that reflects character and their taste.