Points to be Considered in Laying Out a Garden
The following are the important points to be taken into consideration in laying out a garden:
1. The garden should produce an attractive picture in the landscape with the house.
2. Mass planting has to be preferred to individual planting to have greater range and variety of forms, shade and texture.
3. Each garden part should be distinct by itself and set off from every other area. But these different units should’ contribute finally one strong and homogeneous effect.
4. The building and the garden should merge into each other. This is achieved by rnaintainihg a Continuity by base planting around the buildings by keeping plants in the varandah and in rooms.
5. Along the boundaries, trees and shrubs can be massed.
6. If a Jawn is established, it should be centrally situated in front bf the building. The lawn must be proportionally spacious according to the size of the building.
7. The size of the various features of a garden should be m proportion to the jize of the ground. The size of the building, the number of paths, the lenglh and width of shrubs, borders, flower beds etc. should be all in proportion to the extent of the garden. Similarly, the trees selected should be suited to the size of the buildings.^A small low hgusejshould not be dominated by a large, tall trees.^A tail storey building should not hay small, short trees.
8. The garden should have ‘utility’ i.e. should be useful to the people. It should provide privacy especially in home gardens to sit and relax.