Now we head to the next part of the garden development that is Garden design- How to design a garden Which is an integral part of garden development on your own.
As we completed the general understanding of the garden then soil and land preparation and then land preparation now we are at the next important part of garden development that is garden design or designing of the garden.
After the completion of the steps of the garden development in previous articles. we have the ready well surfaced, leveled land for the planning of all our garden features like lawn, hedges, plants, etc. As we have learned in the last article on land preparation.
Why we make this designing complicated learn easily as below :
Tools and tackles we need for design a garden
1. White marking powder ( one can use chalk powder “Chuna“)
2. 5-7 mm thick and 2-3 feet long iron rods ( for the tie to thread ), one can use bamboo or any wooden sticks at least thick like your thumb with good strength and quality. One can make themselves from scrap wood also.
3. “Pawda” and “Kodali” for leveling if there is any obstacle found during design to remove it.
4. And “Tagara” (ghamela) to collect the dirt, debris any other waste collection.
5. Hammer to fit the marking bar/ sticks in the land.
6. Plastic thread/ sutali to tie the marking bars/sticks
7. Measuring tap.
Process of design layout on land
First of all, you should have a ready design on paper or you may have the design by a landscape architect.
If you want to make your own design read the general guidelines for it in the previous article written here “How to start a garden“.
How much part of the garden you want to have a lawn, ornamental plants, flowering shrubs, trees, etc.
As you have the same area drawn on paper and design on paper. Start measuring on prepared land and put marking bar/ sticks on the points.
How to build a garden practically
For example: Out of the total garden you have a 10×4=40 Square meter area to layout for the lawn. Where 10 is the length and 4 is the width. So it’s gone be a rectangle. Measure it by measure tap.
And the rectangle has four corners. Now it’s four corners are our points to put marking bars/ sticks.
Then this all for bars fitted on the four corners of the rectangle. Start from anyone with tying thread to anyone bar and return back after tying all the bar in rectangle way to the same bar where you first tied the knot.
Which makes the full rectangle. Always tie the thread on the bar at least 1 to 2 inches above the surface level not more than it.
After tying the thread now take a needful amount of the Chalk powder or any white marking powder. And then take the gloves on your hand.
Then take a sufficient amount in your hand keep your hand which has to mark power in it above the thread at least by 2 inches and start dropping the small amount of the powder continuously to make a continuous straight line.
Then after completing the job now untie the thread and pick up the fitted bars.
Now whatever design appeared is your layout for planting. Now you can make a border with bricks or any hedge plants etc. And area inside the marking with lawn or any plants whichever suitable as per plan/ Design.
This is how you can layout the whole garden before planting. All the features should be laid out before starting any plantation or green work.
It defines a space for every feature on land so everything goes as per planning and so nothing gets messed up.
After doing such hard work you get the actual garden shaping up. After that, you can plan the purchase of all the green materials like how much lawn you need, what quantity of plant we need.
If planning rockery then you can decide how many rocks to buy. Adding any water feature then you can estimate the material also. And above all, you can now plant the planned material.
This literature is like DIY in the garden hope you like it and understand the garden design very practically.
And this is not just to read and learn you can implement it on the go. Still, you have queries. Not understand any of the points here do comment. Feel free to write.
Garden Design- How to design a garden is an important step in making a garden in case of Layout, figure out the need for panting material, as well as the financial costing of the Garden.