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Good Garden Structure Planning

When a garden is first created, structures play an important role in defining the mood of the garden and giving the person walking through direction to what they should be looking at. These garden structures are often walkways, benches, and fountains. There can also be small barriers or a picket fence to guide people along. These structures are very useful, but there is a general rule in the world of gardening - the more natural a garden is, the better.

What a lot of people don't realize is that planting a garden is more than simply buying seeds or small plants they find attractive and sticking them in some dirt. After all, would you simply buy some lumber and tools, expecting to build a house without a plan in mind? Of course not, and gardening is no different. Before you set out to plant anything, you should sit down with pen and paper to outline how you want your garden to be laid out.

It's important that, while doing this, you take into account how the plants will grow, what heights they will attain, and what kind of plants they are. If your plants will be low to the ground, even at full size, then you probably don't want very tall structures dwarfing them further. Likewise, if you have vine-like plants, then you'll want objects that the vines can climb up and wind around, such as fences or fountains.

You don't have to have everything laid out in the basic plan, but it's still a good idea to have a solid foundation, even if you leave room for expansion later on. Now it is time to determine the structure of your garden. You need to consider which plants should be in the garden, and where they should be positioned, to ensure that all of them grow well. It is important that you decide which plants will be harmful next to others, and which will compliment their neighboring plants. Most importantly overall is to build your garden so that it will become it's own structure.

If a wall must separate the walkway and garden, you should start with a picket fence or some artificial structure; then choose bushes that will be firm enough to trim into walls when they are fully-grown. Also, of those tools available, many are tailored to define which way your plants grow. For example, you can use a plain wire walkway to create an area for people to meander through, especially if you cover it with ivy. Remember, nothing happens immediately.

When you first set up your garden, it may look a bit cluttered, in spite of your best efforts to reduce that awkward look while small plants strive to take root. Once your plants start hitting their full growth, that unattractive stage ends and you can remove supporting structures to leave only nature. By the time plants have reached full maturity, you'll have an absolutely beautiful-looking garden.

Dennis Goinich and his wife wanted to do their garden structures right so they went to the landscape design Sacramento ca firm of Hall Design and started by looking at the online galleries of ideas from their expert Vacaville landscape design architect. Hall Design took care of the whole process from design to getting contractor bids.



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