Generally the location of your garden will be determined by many factors that cannot be changed such as the location of any buildings, fences, large trees, swimming pools, or other structures on the property. Aside from these obvious barriers to avoid, you will also need to take other important factors into consideration such as the topography of the land and how much sun or shade it gets during the day. To fully enjoy the garden, you may also want to consider the view from the rooms of the house. Among the other factors, an example is the way large trees and shrubs can be placed to offer privacy.
Before the first plant goes into the ground, you need to have a plan for the garden determining what style you would like the garden to have and what you want the garden to do for you in terms of display, privacy, shade etc. Without a plan, a cohesive flow will not be established for the garden and that will show when the plants have matured.
Here is something you might need to consider that seems a bid strange but necessary. What is the proximity of the plants on your neighbors side of the fence? This can also affect the growth of your garden if the trees or shrubs are shading your property from the sun, or even if their roots are creeping on your side of the fence and taking the nutrition from your soil.
When buying plants, also consider the height to which they will grow when they mature. A large tree blocking a beautiful view can actually devalue your property. Leaves continuously falling into your swimming pool can also be very annoying.
Once you have a plan that is well thought out, then you will be ready to start preparing the soil, shopping and purchasing your plants, and that’s when the enjoyment starts.