I’m in the process of redesigning my garden and a lot of planning has meant that it’s all going very smoothly. I wanted to share some garden planning tips for those of you who are considering a redesign in the future.

Take your time

Don’t just jump into digging up your backyard. Spend some time planning the layout and how you’re going to go about executing your ideas.

Draw a plan of your garden and take some measurements. From there you can start drawing out new landscape features and ideas for flower beds. Go into your garden and imagine how it’ll all look.

You should then get some garden spray paint and mark out your ideas. This will help you to visualise your new garden. Mark out the curves of patios, the placement for a new bird bath and those nice wide flower beds that will add so much color to your outdoor space.

Look for inspiration

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While you’re planning your garden, look for inspiration wherever you go. This might be on Pinterest, in magazines or just by leering into the front gardens of the places you walk by on a day to day basis.

Ask for help

Re doing an entire garden can be a lot of work and a lot of stress. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for help. If you really do have a lot of hard landscaping work to do like building walls or laying a new patio then it might be worth calling in a professional.

Do your research

If you’re going to do a lot of the work yourself, make sure you know what you’re doing and do your research. It might be how you lay a patio or it might be something simpler like what plans will work well in that shady area.