Landscaping your property can happen in stages and with a good garden design to follow you can’t go wrong. Now this doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money and the more you can DIY the more you can save. Getting your garden design right will save you both time & money and often the biggest issue for home owners is choosing the right plant selection. That’s why you are exactly where you need to be with Ezyplant offer you a range of Garden Bed Plans that show you what to plant and where to plant it. Choose from one of our Landscape Packages giving you 24/7 access to our complete range of plans, taking the guess work out of choosing the right plant selection for your Australian garden. Obviously, there will be aspects of your garden design that you will need help with and finding the right person for the job is imperative.
The expertise service of a qualified Landscaper is invaluable and while planting plants and mulching is child’s play, laying areas of paving or constructing a retaining wall is an altogether different thing. If you are planning to give it a go, always check with your local council for approval requirements on retaining walls and remember a small amount of research could save you time and money.
Choosing the right plant selection is difficult let alone how to combine them for a professional look. With EZYplant’s Garden Bed Plans, you can choose from a range of professionally designed garden bed plans that work within your landscape design & your budget. Our plans show you the right plants for your region, how many plants you will require and where to plant them within the garden bed area. It really is that easy!
Whether you choose to plant them out yourself or have the landscaper complete that component of work for you, you can rest assured you have the right plants for your Australian garden included within your garden design.
If you have the space, remember to incorporate outdoor furniture into your garden design. Given our beautiful Spring and Summer nights, it’s really special to be able to entertain under the stars. But really your garden design can be as complex as you want it to be, it really depends on your budget. Most importantly, remember to source the right people for the components you’re not experienced in.
If you find the whole process a little daunting then contact us and we can point you in the right direction.
Forget the expense of garden edging for now, get your plants in the ground so they can start growing!
Some of the most grand gardens of time used this method with great success. Consider defining your garden beds by digging a “V” channel around the perimeter of the garden bed.
You will need to mark out the garden bed on the ground with ground paint (available at your local hardware) or you can use the garden hose as a guide for digging. The “V” channel will give you an edge to whipper snip and the mulch will sit in the bottom of the “V’ channel retaining it perfectly. It’s a great way to get started & your chosen edging can be installed when finances allow.
Using a flat nosed shovel, place on your marking and dig into the soil on an angle towards the inside of the garden bed to a depth of about 15cm. Do this all the way around the perimeter of your garden bed. Now step inside the garden bed and place your shovel about 10cm away from your first cut. Dig into the soil on enough of an angle to meet up with the bottom of your first cut. Make your way around the perimeter ensuring that you maintain your 10cm spacing and remove the “V” section of soil as you go. This can be discarded, used as fill in another part of the garden or composted.
Once your edging is in place, whether it is a “V” channel, continuous concrete or otherwise, some people may choose to poison the turf located in the garden bed area. Alternatively (and much more supportive of our bee population) you could cut the grass as low as possible, plant your plants, cover the ground with layers of newspaper & then mulch the garden bed area. There there is only the need to spray any grass that makes its way through reducing the amount of poison required. Once you are confident the grass is under control, apply a layer of Pine Bark or Chip to the top of the mulch layer to ensure you keep the weeds under control & to give your gardens a more formal appearance.
It’s important to consider drainage issues and whether you would be better to install raised garden beds by importing soil to build up your garden beds. This may be the difference between plants surviving or not next time we get a lot of rain. By adding soil to the centre of the garden bed, it not only provides much needed drainage but also definition to the garden bed area, adding interest to the garden design overall.
For most people, the most important part of establishing a new garden is getting the plant selection right and the plants into the ground. This method of providing a temporary garden edge is a great way to get started & you just might find it works for you long term.