Now that you have your demo plan you can begin to draw your new garden plan. This is basically just a redraw of the demolition plan except for a few of things. You’re going to redraw everything that’s existing, that will be staying in your new garden.
Things that are going to be removed will not appear on this plan. Things that are going to be moved to a new location will be drawn in their new location. And new things; will be added to the plan. To make it easier to understand you can use the same color coding system as in the demolition plan.
If you’re not yet sure of your new design you can go through an easy process until you have the garden you want. First just draw the new plan with the basic outline of your garden and items that you know for sure are staying. If you are using a software program print out a copy so you can use it as a base.
Next, take a piece of tracing paper (this can be purchased in a roll at an art or craft supply store) and place it on top of your new plan. You can now draw you ideas onto the paper without drawing on your plan. Take out your idea list and pictures for inspiration and try as many layouts as needed until you get a plan that you love.
Remember, this is a process and make take some time. If you get frustrated just put it down for a few days and revisit it with a fresh mind. You may just come up with a great idea you hadn’t thought of before.
Hint: At this point you will probably only have a general idea of what plants and materials/elements you are going to use. That’s ok you can decide on specifics later. Just draw plants as clusters and elements such as a bench and pots can be drawn as a rectangle and circle respectively and labeled as such.
For some examples of small garden plans click Here.