If you cut your hand, you can use a glove to protect it from germs and chemicals until it heals. If dirt and grime get into a cut while gardening, it may become infected. You can now purchase bandages to seal the cut completely.
For a straight stone walkway, simply stand at one of the ends of the imagined path. Tie one end of a ball of string to something, or have someone hold it for you, and unravel the string as you walk over the planned route to the other end of the walkway. If you like what you see, drive in a stake at each end and secure the string, marking one border of the projected walkway. Similarly, mark out the other border to the left or right of this line (leaving a gap as wide as you want the path to be).
For curved stone walkways, use something more visible and flexible, like a garden hose. Beginning at one end of the imagined walkway, unwind a roll of hose in suitable meandering curves as you walk to the other end, following the imaginary path. This hose now marks one side of your curved walkway. Start with another hose at the required distance to the left or right of the first one to get the width of the walkway. Repeat the meandering process for this side as well, matching the curves you have already established with the first hose, and keeping the width fairly consistent from one end to the other.
The best design for a tapering garden uses strong diagonals to trick the eye. The main border comes into the middle of the garden, while the lawn widens as the garden narrows, balancing the tapered shape. The shed hides behind a water feature at the far end, making the narrowest part of the garden an useful spot.
Mark the position of the existing plants and use a circle to show the amount of spread, allowing for future spread. Designating the spread of an existing tree’s canopy tells you how much sun the garden will receive. This is important because plants vary greatly in the amount of sun or shade they can tolerate. Also note any variations in soil conditions, like a boggy area, which you will need to know in selecting plants based on moisture tolerance.
While shrubs and hedges can normally be found in all kinds of gardens, they often form a big part of the formal garden design ideas. They are mostly placed in one straight line. They are always clipped and pruned to keep the design leveled. The garden fixtures are made to emphasize the boundaries and to also make people aware of the paths.
A simple stone marker is fairly cheap and is an elegant reminder of your lost pet. The stones can be customized with an inscription or design to eulogize the pet. For a more elaborate reminder, a picture of the pet can be inscribed on the stone.
To help you choose an easy design, you can always think of a theme. The theme can either be a certain style (like formal or cottage) or group of plants (like prairie plants). As your plants grow and mature over the years you can think of your next thing to do to expand your space.