Everything you need to know before creating your own garden

Zen garden, design garden, English garden or French garden, there are numerous possibilities when you want to try your hand at creating a landscape.

Creating your own garden is a great adventure, but it requires organisation and the ability to plan and imagine new spaces.

Do you want to give your garden a fresh look or create a garden from scratch? First of all, you need to follow a few basic steps, but you also need to be well equipped.

What are the basic steps to create your own garden?

1. Inventory of your current garden/land

It is out of the question to rush headlong into creating your garden. 

Start by making an inventory of the existing elements in order to determine your design style: 

  • Shape: shape, exposure, topology.
  • Plants: size, shape, origin.
  • Decorations: pond, statues, pergola, etc.
  • Fences and boundaries. 
  • Buried elements: watering system, lighting, etc.

2. Defining a design style for your garden

In order to obtain a harmonious and pleasant result, we advise you to think about the style of garden you want:

This step is essential before creating your design plan and allows you to keep a certain consistency.

3. Drawing a plan of your future garden

Drawing a plan of your garden allows you to make the best use of the available surface, creating paths for traffic but also several different corners.

It is possible to do this manually, with graph paper, pencils and a ruler, but it is also possible to use computer software. 

5. Choosing the new elements of your garden

Because creating your own garden is above all a matter of creativity, you will have to choose the plants, decorations, materials and fences that are adapted to the chosen style.

Let’s take for example a Zen or Japanese garden.

Plants: Bamboo, Japanese cherry, weeping willow, azaleas…

Decorative elements: Carp pond, streams, bridges, lanterns, paths, etc.

Materials: Wood, bamboo, stone.

Fences: Traditional Japanese fences, bamboo fences and Torii.

6. Organising purchases and work

In order to proceed logically and to enable you to organise yourself well, it is advisable to plan your purchases and work.

The aim? To respect your deadlines and structure the creation process so that you don’t miss a step.

You are now ready to go!

What equipment should you use for your garden?

You will need to equip yourself with the right tools for the various gardening and landscaping jobs you will be doing.

Gardening work

  • Pile driver
  • Rake
  • Squeegee
  • Fork
  • Pickaxe
  • Hoe
  • Claw

Planting work

  • Planting shovel
  • Transplanter
  • String
  • Sieve

Maintenance work

  • Watering can
  • Pruning shears
  • Hedge trimmer and lawnmower
  • Wheelbarrow

Heavy duty

  • Lawnmower
  • Brushcutter
  • Chainsaw
  • Tiller

Because your hands are exposed to the risk of cuts, abrasions or even crushing when landscaping your garden, it is necessary to equip yourself with suitable gloves and PPE.

Which ROSTAING solutions should you choose?

At Rostaing, “Do It Yourself” is a world of its own! We offer a very complete range of products for all your gardening and DIY work.

Here is a selection of our gloves designed for your outdoor work:

Everything you need to know before creating your own garden

SOLIDO for heavy works

The SOLIDO glove is suggested for heavy outdoor work (handling wood, stone and plants, cutting wood…). Solid on the outside and soft on the inside thanks to their lining, they are highly resistant to perforation and abrasion.

Everything you need to know before creating your own garden

DENIM for wood and stone work

DENIM is recommended for sharp work and handling heavy loads. It has full protection reinforced by its ¾ moisture resistant coating. In addition, its palm grip is ideal for holding tools.

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SOULDIER for garden maintenance

The SOULDIER protective glove is appreciated for handling hedge trimmers, lawnmowers and other tools with small vibrations. Thanks to its palm reinforcement, it is more durable and the 1st wear area is reinforced. This glove is also tactile, no need to remove your glove to consult your phone!

Everything you need to know before creating your own garden

TRADITION for planting work

The TRADITION is ideal for planting, digging or weeding. The leather glove protects the wrist and is water-repellent to create a moisture barrier and does not harden after drying.

Everything you need to know before creating your own garden

ONE4ALL for gardening work

The ONE4ALL is popular for planting and pruning activities.

With a nitrile coating to protect the palm and fingers, it is suitable for people with latex allergies. In addition, a wear indicator per cell will tell you when to change your gloves. Finally, its comfort and its second skin effect will allow you to gain in dexterity.

Everything you need to know before creating your own garden

CANADA for mid-season work

The CANADA glove is suitable for all your outdoor maintenance work in the mid-season. This glove is resistant to positive cold (0-15°C) and abrasion. It is also compatible with touch screens and has a wrist strap so that you don’t lose your glove (like when skiing!).

Would you like more information on these products or to make an appointment with our field experts? Do not hesitate to contact us: commercial@rostaing.fr.

To find out more about all our technical products, please consult our catalogue.