While the winter season is typically downtime for both professional and novice gardeners, it's also the ideal time to bring out the drawing board. During nature's cold weather slumber, you can plan out what you'd like to do to your outdoor space come spring. Whether you want to recreate your garden's layout or you want to include new plants, the winter offers plenty of time to perfect your ideas and figure out what materials and equipment you'll need. And by planning your garden, seeing it come to fruition will go much smoother. Here are a few things you may want to think about.