Spring is just around the corner and that means for many areas of the country flowers are going to start peaking out of the grass, trees, bushes plants and shrubs will be returning to green, pinks and reds. All the colors of life will be represented again. This is a busy time of the year for those who enjoy gardening and being outside tending to nature. Those with green thumbs will surely be creating beautiful garden designs and making use of their landscapes. This will also be a busy time for garden centers and plant nursery owners. Gardening centers will be filled with customers eager to get their gardens started or lawns landscaped with trees and shrubs, plants, flowers, and yard accessories. Garden design is somewhat of an art form. Some people enjoy landscaping through flower beds and retaining walls or pavers, while some just enjoy a scattering of flowers and lawn decals to complete their garden design. For some people, it takes skill and knowledge of the natural world to make a beautiful garden design. For others, garden design may mean creating rows of edible and profitable goods. Those who grow their own fruits and vegetables, or grow for the purpose of selling these natural goods stand to do better when they have proper garden design. Some garden design is done by the garden owner, or by professionals of varying levels of experience and expertise. Generally, professional garden designers have some training in horticulture as well as in principles of design. Often times, professional landscape architects do garden designs, a more formal level of training that usually requires an advanced degree and often a state license. Still, for the average homeowner who just enjoys being out in nature, basking in the sun and creating a comfortable, beautiful natural surrounding, successful garden design can be achieved by putting in extensive hours or through study with a gardening club. So, get out to the nearest garden center and find out what is needed to get started making beautiful lasting garden designs.