Step 3 - How to Design a Backyard Garden
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Step Three in my SEVEN STEP GARDEN DESIGN GUIDE - a DIY Garden Design Guide that will take you from ideas in your head to a PLAN of action!
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This video looks at Site Analysis. Why it is so important and how it can influence your design thinking and process.
Look at the macro and micro conditions of your site. The weather and climate, and the physical conditions of your site.
These elements help inform many of the choices you make. The influence: the potential positions of activities or features; the material choices you make; the infrastructure you provide - and the size of them; where you can and can't build certain elements; and more...
We then look at how you can represent this information visually. It's not always the prettiest. But it will be very effective. And help you quickly determine suitable and unsuitable positions, materials and the like.
Site analysis will help you determine how feasible and effective the following can be:
Specific activities - swimming pools, trampolines, backyard entertaining, outdoor dining, hammocks, cubby houses, playgrounds, basketball hoops, tennis courts, water slides, gyms….
Vegetable gardens - raised beds, companion planting, interior gardens, herbs…
Specific features – garden beds, feature trees, water features, ponds, bonsais, climbing trellis, sculptures, flower beds, pots, urns, feature walls, mosaics, flower beds…
These are some of many different options. I’m sure you can come up with many more.
This is before you even consider specific garden styles - Japanese gardens, French provincial gardens, English gardens, Cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens, Modern gardens, Contemporary gardens, Native gardens, Formal gardens, Coastal gardens, Low maintenance gardens, Desert gardens, Tropical gardens, Drought tolerant gardens, Tuscan gardens, Country gardens, Xeriscape gardens, Colonial gardens, Southwest gardens, Spanish gardens, Winter gardens…
The list is literally endless.