Why are more and more people managing to achieve professional garden design, even without much experience? The secret lies above all in the simplicity of trendy styles. We like to use monochrome color palettes or soft contrasts that include two to a maximum of three colors. Professional gardening can be recognized by the small, perfectly designed details. If you put in less effort, these work very well even for beginner gardeners. Restrained garden concepts are in vogue. So everyone has the chance to carry out a fairly seamless concept.
Proper gardening saves time
Learn step by step how to follow the right rules
The rules of professional garden design are very simple once you get the hang of them. But until then, they might seem a bit confusing and complicated. That’s why the rule “less is more” applies. Start with one aspect of garden design and then work your way through all the others. Here’s how to learn step-by-step:
- Discovering and caring for suitable plant species for your own garden,
- To determine the right place for the plants,
- to distribute sowing appropriately,
- In a suitable way to water the plants,
- identify and control pests
- keeping weeds under control
- To do the pruning in a contemporary way.
The list may seem very long, but with simple concepts for your garden, you can only familiarize yourself with one or two of these aspects at first. We use three examples to show you exactly how this can work.
It is not always easy to recognize the real professionals in garden design
Plant baskets as the basis for your modern garden design
It is much easier to plant plants in containers than planting them directly in the ground. The fertilizing, watering and propagation is for the most part simpler. In addition, you could get plants for this type of design in almost every season at home. For a while, thanks to the use of plant baskets, you can get used to caring for them. As a second step, you could use the plants piece by piece. You should observe a few rules, which we will tell you in a moment.
Preparation for the extensive garden design:
- Maintain different types of plants in plant pots. Give yourself time to gain experience in caring for them. Find out what kind of pests they usually incur and take care of the protection against them.
- Meanwhile, you should observe the development of weeds in the garden and get used to removing them in good time.
Once you get these two habits down, landscaping will be a lot easier.
Transplanting from the plant pots into the ground
- Choose only those garden plants that are appropriate for your landscape. When designing a garden professionally, one takes into account whether the ground is rather stony or covered with much more fertile soil. Other criteria are the level of waterlogging in there. It is also important how wide the shady and sunny areas in the garden are.
- You can still use the plants that are not too big for your garden in the garden design, but leave them in the plant baskets. So you can change their place if necessary.
Special tip: If you’re unsure about caring for some species, you can start with just one or two types of plants and add the others later.
- Water about once a week, but really plenty. Waterlogging collects in the depths of the earth, from which the plants can really draw.
- While the plants are still in the pots, leave them out in the sun for just an hour at first, and then a little longer each day. Special attention is called for with smaller offspring.
- Distribute the plants in light, shade or partial shade, depending on the needs of the specific species.
- Plant the plants at a sufficient distance from each other. What hobby gardeners often make as a mistake is planting the different species too close together.
- Professional landscaping includes fertilizing, but use organic fertilizers and use them a month after planting the plants.
If necessary, cut back some of the species in autumn or spring. Follow the specific rules that are announced for this.
Poorly executed gardening could ruin a lot
Small oases in the monochrome green garden
Monochrome garden design only in green and different colored accents in between would make up a totally modern concept. In addition, the whole thing is fairly easy to maintain compared to other design ideas. In order to do this, you need to follow the rules above. The only difference is that you cover the wider areas with lawn or other low-maintenance plants with green foliage.
In the small gardens that you design as eye-catchers, you should only use one type of plant at the beginning that is suitable for the respective location. You can also combine several of those that are in the same color nuance or make up a trendy color combination.
Experienced gardeners could sometimes come to the rescue
At the beginning of the garden design, choose plants that you really love!
Emotions are very important in garden design and these are proven to influence its growth. The third concept that we offer you for getting started with professional garden care is based on this. What kind of plants do you really want in your garden? Is it native plants, exotic, or anything you can put on the table to eat? Make a list of such types of plants and see what will thrive in your garden.
By the way, it is currently quite fashionable to pair edible and decorative plants with each other. You should preferably use these in parallel rows. In this case, too, start with the care of the potted and tub plants. Then follow our further instructions step by step.
Perhaps you could develop your very own garden concept, which makes professional design easier for you?
Become a real professional in your work step by step
You develop simple garden concepts that you execute quite professionally
Specialize step by step in various aspects of garden design
Professional garden maintenance can include various aspects. Like cleaning. Everything is important for the professional results
The plant baskets are a great help in the garden
You can learn a lot from people who have been dealing with garden design for a long time.
What comes from your own garden always tastes much better
The bottom line is that professional gardening is definitely worth it if it is guaranteed to be done well