From the many outdoor pizza places to the cafes, pubs, restaurants and other food services businesses, there are a wide variety of woodhouse gardens to please everyone. From Italy’s famous pizza and pasta garden to Singapore’s famous Chinese herbal garden, it’s hard to go wrong with a garden. The great thing about wood houses is that they can be built to your specifications, in your own backyard, no matter how small or big, and you can design them as per your particular tastes. For the professional landscaper or builder, creating a woodworking pizza garden is an exciting project to take on. Here are some tips and ideas for what to consider before you embark on your woodhouse pizza garden.
Woodhouse gardens need to be planned properly and have a firm plan to follow. If you’re new to woodworking, start off with something small like a bench and link up the pieces later with a larger structure. The culinary skills and enthusiasm for great tasting food from the creative team of designers, and top-notch customer service from friendly, helpful staff and a warm, inviting house, mean that your first visit to The Woodhouse Gardens is sure to be a real pleasure from beginning to end. Here are some woodhouse gardening tips to help you get started right:
The Woodhouse Garden: Create a detailed plan and illustration of what you want your woodhouse garden to look like. There is so much variety available, even on a budget. Have fun browsing through various woodhouse gardens online or at local gardening shows. A good idea is to take home a few designs and show them to your family and friends for their thoughts and ideas. Some people enjoy working with the natural elements while others like to see their hard work come to fruition.
Plan your design with careful planning. You don’t want to be so focused on the big picture that all your hard work is wasted. Think about the seasons and pay attention to how rain affects the growth patterns of the plants you chose to grow. Choose a well-drained soil and plant your chosen flowers and vegetables in the proper containers. Consider where you will locate your woodhouse garden so that it receives enough sunlight to grow properly.
Set realistic expectations and goals for your woodhouse gardens. Always have a clearly defined plan for each stage of your construction project. Whether it’s a simple box or gazebo or a full blown woodhouse garden, you must know what stages you are working on and have a very specific timeline for each one. Things can always change or get rescheduled, so make sure to plan accordingly. It’s better to over-emphasize on a specific goal than to lose focus of the overall goal.
Lighting: Whether it’s natural sunlight or artificial light from special solar powered lights, lighting is always critical when designing a woody garden. This can be one of the most daunting tasks, but with a little bit of planning and research, you’ll be able to incorporate your garden lighting scheme into your design easily. The key is to think carefully about what types of lights you want and the placement so that it doesn’t interfere with your flower beds or other elements. You also might consider adding a small garden lamp to showcase your garden at night.
Water Features: A water feature is an essential element of woodhouse gardens. This can be as simple as a basic pond or a much more elaborate design complete with pumps, filters, and other features to help water circulate more easily through the garden. Many people choose a basic stone basin with a small fountain. Others incorporate a cascading waterfall with waterfalls built into the rock face. There are so many designs and styles available today that it’s easy to imagine you’ll find something that fits perfectly with your own personal style. A bit of research will help you discover just how beautiful custom water features can be.
Landscaping: Woodhouse gardens can be as simple or as ornate as you like. If you’re looking for something that’s less visible to guests, you might consider a raised platform bed or flowerbed. For a more dramatic look, add some large flowering plants to your garden. Some ideas include small trees planted in pots or containers on the platform or even a windbreak of sorts hanging from a tree branch or other high structure in your yard. No matter what type of landscaping you choose, be sure to think creatively about incorporating any of these garden design ideas into your design!