The Beginner’s Guide to Creating Joyous Home Gardens: What to Understand

written by: Terry Stevens

Published: February 2, 2020
Updated: November 15, 2023

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Did you know that gardening can help reduce stress and boost wellness?

Gardening is one of those activities that can help you achieve that end. By getting outside and working with your hands in the fresh air, you will find yourself feeling refreshed and relaxed when you come back inside.

Many people much prefer to spend their free time outside gardening and nursing plants rather than inside doing the house cleaning. But, if you are not a gardener yourself, it can be difficult to maintain a joyous home garden.

So, if you’ve been wanting to start a home garden, we’ll show you how to design and plan your dream garden space.

There are certain steps you need to follow to build a healthy garden that will thrive for years to come. With the right knowledge and mindset, home gardens can soon become your favourite way to get creative and unwind.

First Rule of (Green) Thumb: It’s Okay to Learn as You Go

No matter how much plant knowledge you have or don’t have, beginning a garden is a learning process. No garden journey is ever the same, just as no two plants are exactly alike.

Luckily for you, there are plenty of people out there who spend years studying how plants grow. Because plants are essential to life on earth, starting a home garden is both fun and eco-friendly.

How to Begin Your Home Garden

Want a green thumb but not sure how to begin? Learning how to make a house garden is easy to do. You can start by following these steps to get you on your way towards a green and flourishing home.

1. Choose the Goal of the Garden

Before you even touch a seed packet, your very first task is to choose the goal of your garden. Gardens grow in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and purposes. It’s up to you to decide the “why” behind your own.

Do you want your garden to serve a purpose? Do you want it to provide food? Is it merely for visual enjoyment? Is it a community project, or a project that you want to handle alone? Do you hope it will attract wildlife?

Knowing the answers to these questions can help you begin your journey down the road of home gardening. Depending on the purpose of your garden, you’ll then be able to settle upon a style and design.

2. Decide on a Style

Once you have a purpose in mind, start thinking about a theme or style for your house garden. Some homeowners prefer stylised gardens that provide an easy getaway from normal life.

For example, you might opt for a Japanese style garden that features mossy stones and red maple trees. Or you could opt for an aromatic kitchen garden to purify the air.

There are endless choices to help you settle on a style that will suit your house garden. If you’re at this step, dream up big schemes and don’t be afraid to branch out.

3. Plan out Your Design

This is one of the most important steps when you’re learning how to make a house garden. A proper garden design means you’ll need to think about the practicality of your project.

For example, you might be dreaming big on a Japanese garden, but a tea house might not fit into a tiny plot. On the other hand, not making the most of your space will leave you with a sparse and disappointing garden.

Need some tips? Don’t be afraid to fill your designated beds with an abundance of plants. If you’re working with a tiny space, find creative ways to expand your garden. For example, build up instead of out by using hanging planters or building a living wall.

4. Think Through the Details

Once you’ve drawn out a design, it’s time to revisit it and make plenty of edits. Stand outside in your garden space and plot out your dimensions. Use rope or string to map out pathways and beds.

This will help you visualise your garden design and make it easier to see where some areas might need adjustment. Now is also a good time to think about which plants you want and whether or not they will thrive in the space.

Consider how much sun your garden gets and what the soil quality is like. Do some research on what your plants will need and don’t force a plant into a setting that it won’t thrive in.

If you plan on starting a vegetable garden, now is the time to think about which vegetables will be most efficient. You might love eating peppers, but growing them yourself will take a lot of time and patience. Try to find out which vegetables grow quickly and are easy to care for.

5. Get Expert Advice

Sometimes you run into a tricky plant situation that requires expert advice. If this happens, don’t be afraid to stop by a nursery or get advice from your gardening-expert neighbour.

Plants can be very particular about what you feed them and where they live, so keeping a healthy garden means you need to do your research. If you take the time to apply yourself, you’ll soon be surrounded by a thriving and beautiful house garden.

6. Have Fun and Be Creative

One of the greatest things about growing your garden is that you have the freedom to get creative.¬†Learn about exotic plants or try out a new way of gardening. Pay attention to what your plants like and don’t like.

You can even be creative in how you use your blossoms and produce. Try out a new recipe or use some herbs for a DIY cleaning product.

Remember that a garden is a journey and you can always learn from your mistakes. In the end, you’ll be able to enjoy the satisfaction of building a space that’s filled with the wonders of the natural world.

Thriving Home Gardens for Thriving Homes

Creating a thriving garden is a project that is worth the hard work. Gardens can offer healthy meal options or provide a peaceful place to relax. Home gardens come in many different shapes and sizes, and they’re possible to create no matter where you live.

Want¬†help turning your house into a thriving home? Book a cleaning service with us today and come home to that feeling of “aaahhh!”


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About the author 

Terry Stevens

The owner and founder of Sparkle and Shine. He is a seasoned professional in the home services industry with a decade of experience. He is dedicated to providing top-notch services for residential and commercial properties and has a wealth of knowledge to share on topics such as tips, tricks, industry trends, and the importance of loving your space.

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