DIY Garden Designer

So you have always wanted a beautiful garden, but don’t know where to start?

At DIY Garden Designer we will guide you to becoming a gardening guru!

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We offer online courses to help you uncover the gardening guru that lies dormant. Please click below for more information on our  courses.

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Gardening 101 – All the basics you need to create a beautiful gardens with healthy lush plants. Step by step video guidance.

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DIY Garden Designer

I started DIY Garden Designer in 2014, sharing my search for design inspiration, my passion for creating award winning gardens, my quest to uncover the secrets behind gardens that fill us with delight and to showcase the amazing talent of landscape designers from all over the world. As gardeners reached out to me for help in creating the garden of their dreams, I turned to my degree and my years of garden design experience, to break down the complicated world of design and horticulture, so that gardeners with differing levels of experience could create beautiful, thriving gardens. You can find a number of e-books and published articles on the web page, to help you in your gardening journey, as well as interactive, practical online gardening and garden design courses. Come join me, let’s reconnect with nature and create a healthier, happier, more beautiful world!
DIY Garden Designer
DIY Garden Designer
Narrow or wide, flush with ground or raised in the air, a garden rill is an artificial channel that carries water from one area of the a garden to another whilst bringing sound and movement into the garden.
DIY Garden Designer
DIY Garden Designer
Great landscape design is like yoga, notes Scott Shrader in his book, The Art of Outdoor Living (Rizzoli New York, 2019). Just as yoga flows from one pose to the next, he writes, there should be easy flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. A Los Angeles–based landscape designer who has worked on some of California’s most storied estates, Shrader imbues his gardens with a yogi-like meditative quality. Olive trees, boxwoods, and agaves create living architecture, while pebble pathways lead to hidden outdoor kitchens and private lounges. “A minimalist maximalist—the epitome of ‘just enough’” is how French interior designer (and client) Jean-Louis Deniot describes Shrader in the foreword.

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DIY Garden Designer
Mini pools bring summer cool and a touch of luxury to a small garden.

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DIY Garden Designer
A well designed garden calls you to explore and discover what is hidden around the corner....

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DIY Garden Designer
It's a gorgeous time here in South Africa as the garden bursts into new life - including the insects, pests and diseases and I'm seeing a number of posts in the group asking for advice on how to combat these. This free guide will help you to become the plant doctor in your own garden as you nurture, protect and heal your plants.

You see the damage being caused by pests and fungal diseases to your plants, often before you see any evidence of pests in your garden. This guide helps you to identify the pests or fungal diseases in your garden by looking at the damage caused to the plant – curled and yellowed leaves, discolouration and cupping of leaves, holes in leaves, infected fruit, leaf spots, patchy lawns, stunted plant growth, wilted leaves and stems. And to help you correctly identify what is attacking your plants, we list some plants most commonly attacked by different pests. Once you have identified what is attacking your plants, action is needed to combat the pest or fungal disease and so this guide looks at suggested organic and chemical control methods that can be used to combat different pests and/or diseases.

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DIY Garden Designer
Turn your patio into your favorite place to relax, entertain and enjoy life!

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