Posted: 10/06/2013 at 08:24
I think you need some overall plan, even if you attempt it one stage at a time. If you don't have such a plan, you mgiht wish you had put things in different places half way through completion. I did a complete redesign of my garden, by drawing it out on graph paper. I made a list of all the things that I wanted in the garden, such as patio, water butts, compost bin area, etc. Will your daughter want a shed to hold her tools and lawnmower, for example? How big will it need to be? If she has a wheelchair, how wide will her paths need to be, and she will need access to all areas. Will she want raised beds? List out all her needs, and then play around with the plan, making everything accessible for her.
There are gardens open to the public that cater for disabled people, so maybe you both could visit one to poach ideas?
Good luck. Let us all know how you get on.