Whether moving to a new build or existing home, it’s stressful, particularly when your new garden needs a lot of work.

To remove the complexity and worry of where to begin to devise a functional yet attractive backyard. Let the below steps be your guide.

Observe Your Garden

Patience is an essential component of creating an incredible garden. Because until time passes and the seasons change, who knows what bulbs lie beneath the soil waiting to bloom.

Also, let’s not forget, new shrubs and climbing plants take time to grow before exhibiting their full potential and beauty.

Moreover, purchasing numerous new plants and shrubs before waiting to see what your new garden already has in store could be expensive and unnecessary.

So, if you’re on a budget and have the time to wait, except for a spot of weeding, mowing, and sweeping, let the garden be. And instead, take note of what flowers grow and flourish to see what you would like to keep.

Gather Thoughts and Inspiration

While taking a step back from making any hard and fast decisions in the garden to observe. You can make progress in other ways by gathering ideas and inspiration.

During this step, think about what you need and want from your outdoor area. Here are a few ideas to consider:

Additional Living Space: Install a Log Cabin for additional square footage to use as you wish. Be it a workshop, a reading nook, or storage.

Fun for Youngsters: Consider using a section of the garden for a play area or treehouse for the little ones.

Outdoor Dining: Those who enjoy dining alfresco could install a patio or decking with outdoor furnishings, heaters, and solar lights.

Luxury Garden Features: For wow-factor, you could install a feature fire pit circled by seating or arrange ornamental features such as gazing balls around the garden.

Research and Planning

Once you have an idea of the garden’s current flower displays and what you would like your garden to look and feel like. Research and planning is the next big step to discover what’s possible with your budget, timeframe, and the condition of your backyard.

Research spans from looking up plants and shrubs you like to learning the growing conditions they need to thrive. Such as whether your garden’s soil composition and access to sunlight can provide the elements it requires to grow.

Try contacting the local government to check whether your landscaping plans require permission.

A common theme expressed throughout this post is that being patient is paramount for those wanting to get the best from their new gardens.

So, take time to watch the existing garden grow. Gather ideas on your needs and wants. And research what changes are legally and financially feasible.

In doing so, a homeowner can create a functional outdoor living area that will last.