garden toolsPlanning a garden can be a daunting task. Creating a garden plan before time can ensure that you end up satisfied with the finished result. Whether it’s a vegetable, rock, herb or flower garden, read on to find out how to plan a garden layout.


The first important thing to note when you’re considering garden layouts is to compute the magnitude of your garden. By doing this you will be able to find out how much space you have and how you would like to divide that space. For example, do you want a large area of soil to grow trees, vegetables or even plants or do you want to have a separate grass area with a patio space built in? The design of your garden will greatly be determined by your own personal preferences and by its size therefore you need to consider your options carefully and if possible draw up a sketch on paper so that you will know where you would like everything to go and also to know if everything that you want will fit.

Find out what grows best in your climate

The next important tip to think about when you’re considering garden layouts is the type of trees, vegetables and plants which will grow best in your climate. Naturally, this will vary a lot depending on your climate. Your climate and your location can greatly determine the success of your final garden plans. In any case, there is no point in planning a specific type of tree or plant for your garden if the climate is likely to unfavorably affect its growth.

If you are not sure about the kind of trees and plants that would grow best in your location and your climate you can either make inquiries at your local gardening center, take a look around at neighboring gardens to see which trees and plants work best in your local area or perform a little research on the internet.

Consider the sun and the shade in your garden

Additionally, do not forget to think about the amount of sun and shade in your backyard and where it is during the day when you’re planning your backyard layout. Many trees and plants will do well in direct sunlight, while others will only thrive when put in the shade. Again, you can perform a little research on the internet or make enquiries at your local gardening centre to find out more information about the specific types of trees and plants that work best in direct sunlight and those that do well when placed in the shade.


Always make a rough estimate of the cost of your backyard layout. Once you’ve factored in the price of any building work needed, plants and trees, labour and any other thing that you would wish to add, the costs can soon build-up. Consider doing some of the tasks yourself if you can but take into consideration that building a new backyard can take a lot of determination and hard work.

Lastly, try to have fun and to keep an open mind when you’re building your new backyard layout and do not try to hurry the process. It’s good to do enough research first and take your time getting the work done correctly to get the best results.

Don’t build a backyard that requires more attention and time than you can afford. Starting a small backyard from QC landscaping and expanding it once you’ve gained a grasp of time needed is a good way to go. Create a small scale backyard sketch on paper. Include notes about what colors, kinds and shapes of plants will be where. This will really help you to get a clear image of what the backyard will look like when you have finished.