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Look online for interactive garden planning tools to help you with the design of your garden.

As with any successful venture, planning is key. Gardening is no different. Before you begin your new gardening project, you should begin planning. There are several factors that should be considered when planning your garden. You can create the yard of your dreams, but ask yourself some questions before you start.

1. What is my goal? Do you want an oasis that will cover your entire yard or perhaps a small flower garden to accent your front porch or deck? The size of the project is a major factor in planning your garden.

2. Where do I want to plant my garden? Not simply in what part of your yard, but more specifically, mark off the place in the yard in which your flowers will be planted. If possible, draw a map of the yard and them mark exactly where the flowers will go.

3. What kind of non-plant items do I want to add to my garden? Would you like a water feature, some furniture, stepping stones, bird feeders, a fence or trellis? It is Important to plan for these non-plant items so that you can plan the flower arrangements around them.

4. What kind of plants do I want? Do I want flowering plants, shrubs, fruit trees, ornamental trees, greenery, climbing plants, and/or bushes? Do I want the garden to contain plants that will be easy to maintain, or more difficult to maintain?

You can look online for interactive garden planning tools to help you with the design of your garden. If you do not know very much about plants, you might consider asking your local greenhouse attendant to help you choose flowers that work well together. Or join a website that has an interactive forum in which you can participate to ask others of their experiences with garden planning.