Assess the site. Determine the size of the space available for gardening, the amount of sunlight it receives, and the type of soil present.
Define the purpose and goals. Decide what type of garden you want to create (vegetable garden, flower garden, herb garden, etc.) and what goals you have for the garden (e.g., providing fresh produce for the family, attracting pollinators, creating a peaceful retreat).
Choose plants. Select plants that are appropriate for the site, purpose and goals.
Identify hardscape. Designing the infrastructure elements for walking and relaxing.
Design the garden layout. Design the most visually pleasing and functional garden layout in your space.
Plan for maintenance. Plan how you can care for the garden, including watering, feeding, pruning, and pest and disease control. Also consider how you will compost and manage garden waste.
Consider regenerative capacity. Build soil structure, capture and retain nutrients and keep more water in your garden soil using regenerative practices like no-till/low-till, living compost/compost tea/compost extracts, ground covers and succession planning.
Build it. Prepare the ground, purchase plants, and install any hardscaping or garden structures. Then begin planting!
Monitor and adjust. Keep an eye on the garden and make adjustments as needed. This may include adding or removing plants, adjusting irrigation, or changing the layout.