11 Tips For Planning a Garden Layout

11 Tips For Planning a Garden Layout

Planning for new garden designs and ideas requires some time to think through and plan out. It is never as simple as spreading your seeds and waiting for them to sprout. Depending on the season, here are some tips on how to plan an ideal garden layout.

To get you started on planning your garden layout, here are some carefully thought-through tips that may help you find the best possible design for your garden space.

How To Plan A Garden Layout

1. Garden Layouts can be either planned or spontaneous.

Before planning a Garden Layout, think about how much time and effort you’re willing to spend in maintaining it throughout its lifecycle. Garden layouts should be planned thoroughly because only then would every aspect of gardening be covered to its fullest potential. On the other hand, spontaneity is also something to consider when planning Garden Layouts: after all, who likes sticking within boundaries? Moreover, if spontaneity is not procured while designing Garden Layouts, it might result into nothing but chaos and disorder. [continue writing]

2. Garden Layouts can be both formal and informal.

Formal Garden Layouts follow a standard structure with each part being very precisely placed in a certain manner in order to make it look organized. Informal Garden Layouts, on the other hand, are laid out in a way that focuses more on function rather than design. These Garden Layouts change according to the specific needs and wants of the garden’s owner(s).

3. Garden Layouts should have enough space for every aspect of gardening.

This is yet another important tip which one must always keep in mind when planning Garden Drawings: they must have enough space for every single basic thing that has been listed for Outdoor gardens such as Vegetables, Fruits, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tools, etc.

4. Garden Layouts need not always be symmetrical or asymmetrical.

In creating Garden Layouts, the most important thing to keep in mind is that they must follow a certain Mesoamerica code of aesthetics and functionality. This means that Garden Layout drawings can either be Symmetrical which means they have a clear sense of balance about them or Asymmetrical where one-half mirror’s the other half so it is balanced nonetheless.

5. Garden Layouts should have effective use of space and provide every aspect with proper coverage.

One more tip when planning Garden Drawings: make sure that you cover all your bases (figuratively speaking). Every Garden Layout design that is worth it should have proper coverage of every aspect. It shouldn’t be underutilized or overpopulated so as to appear cluttered and messy.

6. What you want to grow.

Consider the type of soil, weather, and amount of space you have when choosing the type of flowers or vegetables you would like to grow,  to achieve favorable conditions for your vegetation. Select plants that would pair or interact well together to accordingly plan where to place your seedlings. Keep in mind that taller plants should be planted on the north or west side of the garden to avoid them from overshadowing the shorter plants.

7. Measure and sketch your planting area.

Taking the exact measurements of your gardening area helps you identify the amount of space you are working with. Afterward, grab a piece of paper and pen, and make a simple sketch of your space including the measurements you noted down earlier. In addition, identify the proper planting space of the plants to allocate enough space that will cater for their full growth.

8. Get what you need.

Having ascertained what you want to grow and sketched a well-detailed planting area, it’s time to gather your supplies. Purchase the essential tools, that is for a beginner, and also the right seeds and seedlings.  Even though buying seedlings saves an additional two weeks of planting, make sure the seedlings are grown organically with no exposure to chemical pesticides and fertilizers. In areas where the soil is rocky or poor and has a high water table, or experiences heavy rainfall, it is best to have raised beds. Taking into consideration what’s least costly or easily available, you can buy wood or cement to build the sides of the raised beds.

9. Plant your garden.

Now that you have gathered all you need, you can start establishing your garden. Plant all the seeds or seedlings as soon as you purchase them to sustain their viability. As you plant your garden be sure to consider the following factors  :

  • Size of the square foot portion assigned for each plant and also the spacing between the plants as mentioned above.
  • Determining a favorable placement of plants on the gardening area to provide either shade or sunlight depending on the different types of vegetables you plant.
  • Make sure your plants have easy access to water whether you are using the sprinkler method or drip irrigation system.
  • Decide whether you would prefer to use organic or non-organic means to grow your vegetables. If you decide to use organic materials keep in mind to start as early as purchasing organic seedlings or seeds.


Gardening goes beyond having a sustainable food source for your family. It is a good way of being productive, relieving stress, and burning some extra calories. Everyone should have a chance to reconnect with nature through gardening.

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