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If a garden owner is able to purchase their property over renting it, the idea of a garden can receive more consideration.  There is much discussion as to what determines a valuable site. 

Some gardeners prefer seclusion, choosing to limit the view of his setting to outsiders or passersby. Others enjoy a stunning panoramic view, encompassing the natural element in the landscape in their garden setting. Many gardeners add decorative features like fountains or statuary to give stunning focal points. 

When planning your garden, the first thing to consider is any eye sores in the immediate vicinity, as these should be avoided. If there is an ugly building, an uncared for lot, a factory, or any other undesirable location neighboring your property are not able to be removed, so planning your garden according to these factors is important. 

The next step is examining your land for the optimum area that is fit for a garden.  If a house sits on the hilltop, or in the center of a treeless field, or has a bleak outlook, could take years to redeem. 

If the plot includes some mature well-grown trees, this is a wonderful feature for shelter, as well as creates distinction for the site. Old hedgerows and bushes are also a welcoming tool, as these can be used in a new gardening scheme. 

Determining the contour of the land is important too, especially if your site is limited. If there are many slopes this can be disappointing, and present many issues a gardener will not be able to avoid. However some contour can be a plus, creating suggestions for picturesque treatments, creating character to the over view of your setting. 

A uniform slope that moves in a slight southern direction is actually preferable over a flat landscape as it provides natural drainage. However too much of a grade can result in expensive excavating needs, and the contours created can become obtrusive.

If the gardener will be more content without this feature, as it often does not create a harmonious balance in the setting anyhow.  This will not take over space that could be used to create a stunning picture. 

If there is no house one the property, it is best to consider where the house will be, when considering the placement of the garden. The house will probably be determined by the lay of the ground. Having done so, you can begin to form a picture for the key components of your garden. Remember to give weight to natural features on the grounds and the surroundings in your arrangement.

By doing this, you can visualize what will be needed to create your ideal garden.  The process will be simpler for a smaller plot. A large plot may create more difficulty because the house could be placed in different location. It is best not to create an decisions until all possible sites have been tested and thought out.