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Finding More Optimism In Your Garden Design

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Everyone wants a beautiful garden to call their own. However, it can often be a luxury to own a garden in the first place. If you count yourself among this number, then it can be that arranging and decorating said garden is one of your ambitions for the long term. And yet, due to the amount of upkeep it can take, the cost of investing in new features and sometimes the flat out worry as to how this will progress in the first place, many can become somewhat disenfranchised.

But is there a real purpose to be disenfranchised? Sure it takes effort to run and restore a garden to its full glory, or repurpose it to your design, but that’s where half the fun is! So, let us take a more optimistic approach to garden design, something that will help us feel a sense of positivity and will help us recognize the beauty of the task we have in front of us. It is a luxury worth respecting, after all.

Please, let the following advice inform you:

Attend To That Large Project

When we think of a large garden feature, we might become somewhat apprehensive as to actually making plans to implement our desires to that end. This is because we may visualize a garden fountain as belonging to the front entrance of a mansion, or a garden pool to be a marker of true expense and luxury. However, if you have the room for it, the money to invest and the ability to clean and maintain said installation, there’s no reason as to why you should feel an exception here. Plan the dimensions, invite a consultant to consider your possibilities, and discuss the future of your garden plans with your partner. There’s no reason to artificially hesitate for little reason.

Consult With The Experts

It can be that you have your own ideas, but because you lack the seasoned gardening skills (pun intended), you might find it hard to actualize your dreams. There’s no shame in this, it can be the equivalent of someone who feels the rhythm of dance within but struggles to move as soulfully as they would like to. This is where collaborating with proven services such as Lonestar Landscape Design can be positively enlightening. Not only does this open you up to many possibilities that you may not have imagined, but it can also structure your plans in the best way, perhaps helping you find more utility in your garden than you thought there could be.

One At A Time

There’s no reason why you need to perfect your garden in one summer. You could focus on a play area for your children, or building the garden shed, or the installation of your greenhouse and vegetable patch first. Taking an itemized and specific approach can help you build up the interconnected patchwork of your garden, without having to worry about the fully cohesive picture until you start putting the piece in place. Odds are, your concentrated efforts in smaller locations will make all the difference over the years.

With this advice, we are certain that you’re to find more optimism in your garden design.


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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