Hi allNew here!
I moved into my new house in April and have inherited a 70ft tiered garden. It's lovely and massive but needs some work and due to the size it's going to cost me some pretty pennies so what to keep the cost as low as possible!
Here are some pics so you can get an idea of the layout:
So this is view of whole garden and you can see the tiers. Its going to take me a long time to get it all as I like as have to replace the fencing on the left side of the garden too. Garden wise I am going to try and focus on the area that has the C shaped seating area (thats going to go and be replaced with patio) and the first grassy tier. Here it is below:
And here is a drawing of what I would like it to look like eventually:
So would have a circular patio with gravel paths and using lawn edging to form the flower perennial / shrub beds.
I have a greenhouse so I am hoping to grow a lot of the plants from seed and have been researching the kind of plants I would like and have a fairly substantial list now.
Unfortunately previous owner - who was apparently a garden landscaper - has left a lot of building rubbish in the soil which I think has effected the sparse lawn covering and that going to need replacing too
So I just wanted to be amongst likemided people with varying levels of experience to help me along the way as I cannot afford to pay for a landscaper to come in and do it for me.
I know this isn't going to happen this year but some questions:
Should I get my perennial / shrub plants from seed going now?
Should I cut out the shape of the beds in late summer autumn and prepare them with nutrients for the next year i.e. manure? If yes, how deep and should I do anything else?
Any other thoughts or advice?