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    Important Garden Design Considerations

    If you are considering adding a garden to your property, it can be difficult to know where to begin when creating your initial designs. As a leading provider of comprehensive landscape services for all types of properties, the team at Jovak Landscape & Design knows how overwhelming garden projects can become. That is why we have compiled a list of important garden design considerations to help you design the perfect garden for your yard.

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    5 Elements to Consider When Designing Your Garden

    To ensure that your garden is a beautiful and healthy addition to your property, it is important to consider the following elements:

    1. Growth

    Plants can grow surprisingly fast. Before adding plants to your garden, it is important to make sure that you are leaving enough space for your plants to grow. If you want to have a dense-looking landscape right away, consider planting with the intention of relocating some of the plants as they mature or planting short-lived filler plants to temporarily fill the space.

    2. Space

    If you are planning on using plants that are more than 30 to 36 inches tall, make sure to plant them at least 2 to 3 feet from any walkways or patio edges. Planting too close to the edge of your hardscape can make your space feel unnecessarily cramped and crowded. It is also a good idea to try to keep thorny plants away from high-traffic areas.

    3. Variety

    Even though flowers offer an attractive aesthetic to any garden, incorporating foliage, fruit, and bark into your garden space can help create depth and dimension that looks great throughout the year. Choosing plants with multiple ornamental assets can be another great way to extend the seasonal appeal of your garden.

    4. Functionality

    When selecting plants for your garden, take the time to consider their overall functionality as well as their visual appeal. Using the right plants in the right way can help add comfort and utility to your garden. Consider incorporating broad-leaved evergreens for added protection against harsh winds or large-scale perennials for extra privacy. A well-placed tree or shrub can also be a great way to add shade to any space.

    5. Pathways

    If you are thinking about adding a path through your garden, make sure to avoid any slick surfaces or loosely set pavers. Consider choosing materials that offer sufficient traction and stability, as this will enhance safety in wet weather conditions. It is also a good idea to add a slight slope to your pathway to help prevent water from pooling on the surface.

    To learn more about effective garden design or to inquire about our landscape construction services, get in touch with the experts at Jovak Landscape & Design. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.