Are you tired of your garden’s old fashion look?
Do you feel ashamed your water fountain isn’t as sparkly as it could be?
Well, you’re not alone!
Many people lament their decorative decisions from the past (or perhaps a complete lack thereof) and so take a burning interest in redesigning their garden so that it looks more up-to-date and represents its owner in a proper way.
There are many ways to design a garden, really. You can build a wall to create a new section or grab a sledgehammer and take down borders. You fashion your water fountain so that its color matches the color of your house.
In this article, we’ll talk about how to approach a total overhaul of your garden. We’ll mention certain consideration factors, ways of getting the manual labor part done, as well as some of the legality matters connected to such an undertaking!
Alrighty, then folks here’s the deal.
Redesign Consideration Factors
Before you set out to make plans about what objects you want to remove, move about, or otherwise add to the lot, it might be a good idea to first list all the objects in your garden, as well as the characteristics of your garden that you already know.
For example, a list containing certain points of interest in your garden might look something like this:
- Shrubbery (Positioning)
- Walls and Natural Boundaries
- Water-Spewing Stations (or wine-spewing, depending on how much money you want to spend)
- Unpopulated Area (lawns, empty patches)
- Activity-Designated Areas
With all of these neatly listed, it can be easier to decide what you want to do with them and how you should move them about. Also, if you spot that something important is missing, you can add it to your wish list of items and obtain it for your up-and-coming redecoration efforts!
Hiring a Professional
Now, once you’ve decided on the arrangement of your dreams for this season, turning it into reality is a task that can be approached in two different ways. DIY-ing it or hiring a professional to do it.
If you decide to hire a professional, you’ll probably be offered some pre-arranged solutions you can choose from.
For those who have their own arrangement in mind, hiring a professional might mean some additional expenses, but then again you can rest assured they’ll do a good job. (If you hire some reliable people, of course.) If you’re from Australia, hiring some experienced Sydney home renovation experts can be a great way to ensure your redesigning undertaking will go according to the plan!
Not a bad move, but then you must have some idea about what you’re doing.
Remember, professional renovators typically bring a team of well-versed people with them and it still takes them sometimes weeks to accomplish your renovating mission. And remember, if you want your own wonderland you have to be patient and realize that all good stuff requires some time.
So, if you’ve decided to go after this dream of yours all on your own, you better arm yourself with patience and, for starters, some of these materials:
- Bricks (for Building walls)
- Paints (for painting walls)
- Heavy-duty tools (for breaking walls, because we are talking about total redesign)
- some sand (for optimizing the composition of your soil… that’s near a wall)
- fertilizer (again, making soil fertile and ready for grass)
- the list goes on…
Of course, these are only some of the suggestions, and, having hopefully organized a list of to-dos or your renovation mission, you’ll already know what materials and tools you’d need to make it a reality.
Obtain the Necessary Permissions
Turns out, you can’t just build objects willy-nilly, even if they’re in your own garden. (Especially if you’re building a fence or some other form of structure close to another public property such as a road.)
So, before setting out to do any work, make sure to contact your local civil engineering office or a similar institution, and check if you’re allowed to build the object of your choice in the place you designated for it.
Sometimes you may not need a permit at all, other times the permit can be costly and tough to acquire, but the bottom line is – this is something you have to take care of in order to be able to proceed with your project! So, don’t shrug it off – if it has to be done, it has to be done.
All in all, a well-maintained and organized garden is a place where you can sit back, relax, and have a cup of coffee in the evening after a busy day at work. Always remember to keep it as easy to maintain as possible, because you certainly want to have more time to relax and enjoy the nice view, but reconsider how gardening can be calming, too. Therefore, any effort you invest in making this special place more beautiful is a step in the right direction, especially if you have kids, gardening can help you spend more time with them, too. We hope you found this article helpful and wish you the best of luck with your garden redecoration exploits!
And just like Marcus Tullius Cicero once have said: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
About the author
Sarah Jessica Smith is a young blogger from Sydney. She is in love with life and all the things that can make her daily routine easier. She loves to write about home improvement, lifestyle, and all the small things that make life such a great adventure.