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Creating a Unique Garden in Your Backyard? How to Perfect It

Your backyard garden can be transformed into a unique outdoor space that suits your lifestyle perfectly. In just a few short steps, you can outline the steps needed to perfect your dream backyard garden.

Outline What You Want to Accomplish

Your backyard can serve nearly any purpose that your lifestyle needs. For example, an active young family might want to include a playground for the kids. Or, if you crave the peace and quiet of nature, you might want to create a zen meditation garden.

Do you want to use your backyard to:

  • Create a play space for your children
  • Entertain friends and family
  • Grow a vegetable garden
  • Create a beautiful outdoor space to relax

Once you’ve decided on your main goal for your backyard garden, you can then proceed to develop your plan.

Write Your Plan Down

It’s a good idea to create a blueprint for your backyard garden. Include measurements and the materials that you’ll need. This will not only help you to keep the plan on track but also help you to plan your expenses.

Well Drilling and Septic Tanks

If you live in a rural community, it’s likely you’ve had a private well drilled, as well as a septic tank. The process of well drilling can leave behind mounds of soil and rock that can be used in your landscaping. The same is true if you’ve had to install a septic tank. That soil can be used to build raised beds or sculpt your yard into graceful hills.

Also, you might have a pump house for the well; a pump house presents an opportunity for creativity. For example, if you plan to create a peaceful meditation garden with a koi pond, create a Japanese-style pump house. Take advantage of the tailings of your well drilling to help you create the perfect garden.

Decide What You Can Do Yourself

Most gardening work can be done by you, and the more you do yourself, the more you will save. However, you may need help with any work that requires heavy machinery. For example, you might need to hire an excavator to move the dirt left over from well drilling, or to dig out a pond. Also, you might need to hire a contractor to lay out a patio or build a wall.

Building the perfect garden takes forethought and careful planning. But in the end, you’ll have the perfect outdoor space for you and your family.


Author Bio: Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.


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