Japanese Gardens - Basic Design Questions That Should Be Addressed

 


Article by: Rose , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden Smith

As westerners, we are often compelled to try to control and plan , Birch Leaf Miner all design , Gardening for Seniors and the Physically Challenged aspects of what we want when constructing something. We try to anticipate every little detail so we don't make a mistake. Although you will still need to organize and draw out your Japanese garden , Tarragon: A Favourite of French Chefs design, plus determine the shape of your landscape , Do It Yourself Landscaping: 6 Things You Must Know Before You Start and what you desire for your garden, , A Beginners Guide To Bridges you should also allow yourself , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden to "go with the flow" and let it "speak to you" as your garden , Floribunda Rose 'Julia Child' takes shape. In other words, allow for improvisation and ideas to emerge rather than being rigid in sticking to your original design , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges plan.

Before any work begins within the yard , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden itself, a basic garden , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe? plan should be drawn up to help you formulate your ideas and the placement of elements. There are several questions you need to address to help with this process:

1) Do you already have an existing garden , Common Landscape Design Features in the area where you wish to incorporate a Japanese garden , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic style? If so, what type of garden , Tarragon: A Favourite of French Chefs is it (flower garden, , Winterizing Your Roses English garden, , Hammock Chairs - Relax in Style rustic , Creating Cutting Gardens wildflower garden, , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe? etc.)?

2) Will you be able to integrate your current garden , Hydroponics ing - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 13) Oxygen into the new Japanese garden , Hydroponics ing - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 13) Oxygen plan? What aspects and features , To Make Your Own Garden in a Pot will remain and what will have to be moved, replaced or removed entirely?

3) What style of Japanese garden , Ideas For Your Front Yard Landscaping Project are you most interested in - tea garden, , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe? courtyard garden, , Tarragon: A Favourite of French Chefs stroll garden, , A Quick Guide To Fish Pond Bridges pond , Growing a Sustainable Garden! and island garden, , Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom: Even 'Brownthumbers' Can Do It Zen rock garden , Put Your Lawn On a Diet or a combination of two or more? For very small areas, you will most likely stick to only one style. For those that have a large landscape, , Patio Design and Patio Furniture - The Use of Focal Points you can have your choice of any of the styles to suit your desires and landscape , How to Attract Birds to Your Backyard Paradise For Less Than $100 area.

4) How large is the area of the site that you are considering using? Does it have natural , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn hills and valleys? Are there any elements, such a stream, already present? Take a good visual view of your selected site and note down all the details on paper. Take measurements as well, so you know the exact area size you will be working with.

5) What elements and features , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 13) Oxygen are important to you? For example, do you wish to add a waterfall, , Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom: Even 'Brownthumbers' Can Do It water , I Was Asked if I Had Any Stepping Stone Molds basin, or a rock arrangement? Would you like one small area to feature , Patio Design and Patio Furniture - The Use of Focal Points a Zen garden? Is a stepping-stone pathway that leads to a gate appealing?

6) Will you be building , Why a Flower Bed Should Look Bare When You First Plant It this garden , Ideas For Your Front Yard Landscaping Project by yourself , Why are Adirondack Chairs & Adirondack Furniture a Cottage Favorite? or will you have help? The size, design , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 13) Oxygen and amount of work to create your Japanese garden , Plastic Pond Liners will affect this answer. Obviously, building , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 16) Temperature a very large stroll garden , Natural Pond Filters - Let Nature Do the Hard Work! by yourself , Why a Flower Bed Should Look Bare When You First Plant It would take forever and be impractical.

7) If you plan , Gardening With Climbing Roses to use large boulders or plant , Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom: Even 'Brownthumbers' Can Do It more mature trees , Common Landscape Design Features (rather than saplings), how will you get them into your garden? Is there room , To Make Your Own Garden in a Pot and access for large machinery to help with placement? Keep in mind boulders and large trees , Low Maintenance Teak Furniture are extremely heavy.

8) Will your garden , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe? be formal, semi-formal, or informal (rustic)?

9) Many Japanese gardens , ing for Seniors and the Physically Challenged are actually built around a theme. Do you have a theme in mind for your garden? An example of a theme would be a miniaturized version of "The Bridge To Heaven", which is a marble and stone , The Amazing Hummingbird bridge that spans the famous Dragon Beard Ditch in China. This bridge was built over 600 years ago to allow the Ming and Qing emperors to cross over on their way to the Temple of Heaven. Your theme could even revolve around a smaller replica or area of an original famous garden , How to Plant Shrubs of Japan. Read books and view photographs of existing gardens , Plastic Pond Liners to get some ideas.

10) What do you want to achieve with your garden? Will it be used primarily for meditation? Do you wish to incorporate a strolling pathway with new visual delights beyond each curve? Do you want the invigorating sounds of water, , Dealing With Pests In a Hydroponic Garden such as a waterfall , Common Landscape Design Features or fast moving stream? Will it be a place , Mow A Better Lawn, The Easy Way to sit quietly and contemplate nature? Understanding the concept behind the garden , Tuscan Design design is important.

In conclusion, these types of questions should be contemplated carefully and answered thoroughly before you begin to put your design , How to Plant Shrubs down on paper, otherwise you could end up with a garden , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed that holds no meaning for you or your visitors. A Japanese garden , Growing a Sustainable ! should have a "reason for being." What are your reasons?
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(c)2005, Rose , Gardening for Seniors and the Physically Challenged Smith owns Gardens , Annuals For Shade From Japan, where you can learn more about Japanese garden , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed styles and design. , I Was Asked if I Had Any Stepping Stone Molds Visit http://www.gardensfromjapan.com for more information. , Landscaping Tips: 6 Basic Steps To Building A Garden Pond

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