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HomeGarden designLengthy backyard design – SGD scholar Karin – Profitable Backyard Design

Lengthy backyard design – SGD scholar Karin – Profitable Backyard Design

I’m delighted to deliver you one other SGD scholar backyard this week. It’s fairly a metamorphosis…

Backyard Earlier than and After

I’ll go you over to Karin to inform you all about her expertise of designing their backyard…

We have now lived in our home for over 20 years and introduced up our household right here, however it wasn’t till lockdown occurred that we lastly had a bit extra time to consider what to do with our giant, sprawling backyard.


Though we’ve all the time cherished the house, we by no means felt the backyard fairly labored. The borders had been wiggly and random and the entire backyard sloped – once more randomly – not solely up and down but additionally aspect to aspect. We got here throughout your web site by likelihood and immediately thought that perhaps we may have a go ourselves at designing it.

As I had a bit extra time on my arms than my husband, I labored my method by way of your incredible Quick Observe Design Method course.  This gave me the arrogance to have a go and never solely fastidiously measure the whole lot up within the backyard and draw a scale plan, but additionally to mess around freely with concepts.


It took many goes and lots of designs to lastly provide you with the completed one. Your recommendation about dividing an extended backyard up (it’s 30m by 12m) was invaluable and we actually favored the thought of sentimental curves.

We additionally had to consider the totally different ranges within the backyard. As soon as we had determined to divide the house up in three, these three areas naturally labored out as three totally different ranges – a backside patio, the large garden and a smaller prime garden with a further seating space. We added a path on one aspect to not solely add curiosity and a journey, but additionally to supply a sensible method of transferring about with a wheelbarrow or anything on wheels for that matter.

The work began late spring utilizing a good native landscaping firm (once more following your helpful recommendation on what to search for in an organization). As soon as the arduous landscaping was executed, we began planting. With the assistance of your Plant Design Method course, we had devised a planting scheme. We used lots of your concepts, together with a few of the ready-made combos that you just suggest. Because the backyard is kind of lengthy, we repeated a few of these combos and interspersed these with energy crops and a few further perennials that we already had.

We may by no means have executed this with out you! Your programs are really inspiring however on the similar time extremely sensible the place the whole lot you educate might be utilized, even by full novices like ourselves. We’re so happy with the ultimate consequence and the provides us pleasure each day.

I’m so happy for you Karin, you’ve executed a tremendous job along with your backyard, nicely executed! I hope it evokes many others to make the leap and DIY design their backyard. And I hope you retain us up to date with extra images because the backyard matures :o)

Do the identical programs Karin did…





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