Week 2 – Inspiration.
Lets build a garden – inspiration. Now you have looked at your garden / window box / courtyard and begun to consider what you have / what you have to leave / and what is definitely going – its time to think about inspiration….
Where will your inspiration come from? Do you have specific ideas or problem areas that you want to address? They could be worn grass, old plants, dead plants or crumbling walls and fences.
Is your inspiration about adding something? Or taking something away? What do you need to get rid of – how and when? What are your children looking for from a garden? What do they want now? What will they want in a few years’ time and between now and then…? What will you need in a few years’ time – do you need to think about mobility?
How do you feel about raised beds? Are there particular things that are you looking to achieve? How green do you want to be? Is water conservation important? How much time and effort can you allocate to looking after the garden? What about wildlife – what birds and insects would you like to bring to your garden?
Can you ask them to list what they would like – in an ideal world –
Talk to them about what might be possible and what might be a little more difficult
If you are working in parallel with your parents / friends / colleagues – you in your garden, them in theirs what are they looking for?
What are your favorite gardens or elements within a garden?
What type of garden are you aiming for? – water garden or with significant water features / will any buildings stay or be built / constructed – how do you feel about adopting green roofs?
and there are some specific articles on our blog covering all sorts of subjects:
Using less water – https://www.turfonline.co.uk/blog/?s=use+less+water
Attracting Butterflies – https://www.turfonline.co.uk/blog/?s=butterflies
Lawncare for dog-owners: – https://www.turfonline.co.uk/blog/?s=lawns+for+dogs
Wildflowers: – https://www.turfonline.co.uk/blog/?s=wildflowers
Front Gardens – https://www.turfonline.co.uk/blog/?s=front+gardens
Using Bark – https://www.turfonline.co.uk/blog/?s=bark
Attracting wildlife – https://www.turfonline.co.uk/blog/?s=attract+wildlife
Green Roofs : – https://www.turfonline.co.uk/blog/?s=green+roofs