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How to plan & plant the perfect garden

Plan And Plant The Perfect Garden

With the dizzying array of choices on offer for your garden, it can be hard to clearly plan your new garden. Creating garden magic takes careful planning, and this guide takes you through the planning process step-by-step.

Project Steps:

  • Step 1: Planning
  • Step 2: Draw Up The Plan
  • Step 3: Preparation
  • Step 4: Planting
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Project Checklist


  • Fork
  • Spade
  • Shovel
  • Hoe
  • Cultivator
  • Mattock
  • Garden rake
  • Heavy duty wheelbarrow
  • Hand trowel
  • Hand lawn weeder
  • Secateurs
  • Stringline
  • Spirit level or stringline level
  • Bucket
  • Watering can
  • Garden hose and fittings


  • Fertilisers
  • Seedlings
  • Shrubs and trees
  • Lawn seed
  • Top soil
  • Sprinklers (Rotating or Pop-Up, Microspray and Drip feed)
  • Drainage pipe
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