A well-thought-out garden plan: your guide to a beautiful outdoor space

A well-thought-out garden plan is the basis for a beautiful outdoor space that suits your needs and desires. Whether you are an experienced gardener or still growing your green thumb; drawing up a plan will help you make thoughtful decisions and ensure a harmonious result. In this blog, we share valuable tips to help you create an effective garden plan.

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  1. Define the layout of your garden

Before you get excited about plants and decorations, it is crucial to determine the layout of your garden. Consider the functions you want to incorporate, such as a seating area, children's play area, a vegetable garden, or maybe even a (swimming) pond. Divide the space logically and make sure there is enough walking space between the different areas.

  1. Create privacy with smart solutions

Privacy is often an important aspect when designing a garden. Fences, fences and hedge plants are excellent choices to create an intimate atmosphere. Would you like a low-maintenance solution that creates instant privacy? Then consider using clip hedges (panels of artificial hedge that you can attach to different substrates) for a natural look without the hassle. Choose materials and plants that match the style of your garden and make sure they reach the desired height to keep prying eyes out.

  1. Choose the right plants and vegetation for your garden and terrace

Selecting the right plants is essential for a thriving garden. When choosing plants, consider factors such as soil type, sunlight exposure, and climate. Combine different plant species for a varied look, and consider including native plants that thrive in your specific region. Also consider the flowering period, so you can enjoy colourful flowers all year round. You can find a list of native plants here . Wondering which plant species go well together? Then find more inspiration on good plant combinations in borders here.

  1. Stages in laying out your garden

Laying out a garden is a process best done in stages:

  • Preparation: Start by clearing the space, removing unwanted plants and determining locations for specific zones. To create a visual image, you can mark out zones with posts and wire, for example

  • Soil improvement: Test the soil quality and add compost or fertiliser if necessary to create a fertile base.

  • Structure: Install fences, hoardings or other privacy options. Lay paths and any paved surfaces.

  • Planting: Plant trees, shrubs and flowers according to your previously determined design. Provide enough space between plants to avoid overcrowding.

  • Finishing: Add final details such as garden furniture, decorative elements and lighting.

By sticking to these stages, you will avoid hasty decisions and be able to execute each step with care!


A well-thought-out garden plan lays the foundation for an outdoor space you can enjoy for years to come. Take the time to consider your wishes, research suitable plants and carefully plan the layout of your garden. With the right approach, you will create an oasis of peace and beauty, perfectly tailored to your lifestyle and taste. Happy gardening!