I recently met a garden guru with the answer to this question and an infinity more. Her name is Monica Palmer, the creative director and designer behind Slightly Garden Obsessed.
Mon is one talented lady, having started up two landscape design and construct businesses and worked for the past 3 years as a Senior Designer with one of the leading landscape architecture firms here in Perth. She is passionate about the wonderful benefits that greening up your gaff can bring and understands the important part a well designed garden can have on our mind, body and soul.
On the home page of her website, she proclaims; "Your garden serves as a destination to entertain family & friends, a place to create life-long memories with loved ones and as a retreat to revitalise the mind, body & soul. No matter how big or small your space, it's all about working out what it is you really want from your garden."
Curious? Mon has a free resource on her website to help you get started called "Get Your Garden Fit Fast".
You can also follow Mon on her blog or connect with her on social media. Her Instagram profile is such a feast for the eyes. One look at her spaces and I immediately feel a sense of calm.