No matter the size of your garden, it has amazing potential for all of your garden design ideas. It’s important to keep in mind the conditions of the land when planning to renovate. To avoid making mistakes when designing, it may be helpful to invite an expert to review it. Creating a ‘feel good’ factor for your garden is key. It creates a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for you and your guests.
Firstly, decide what kind of style you want your garden to have. The style will dramatically change the type of ornaments and colour scheme that you use. If you’re going for a romantic theme, garden lights and a red colour scheme will complete this look. Gnomes and bird baths are perfect ornaments for a traditional style. It’s also good to keep in mind the style of your house when planning the design.
Garden furniture can be great for outdoor activities. For instance, the family are coming round for a summer barbecue and you need comfortable seating for everyone. However, it is key to check that they are suitable for outdoor conditions. Especially considering the unpredictable British weather! In this situation, it may be handy to purchase weather resistant gazebos/umbrellas. So that the rain won’t disrupt your plans.
Depending on your chosen style, patios and decking can be a great feature for your garden. Stone patios can provide a modern elegance. While timber decking has a traditional warm feel to it. The material used for your patio/decking can complement the type of flowers that you place there. Grey/white stone go perfectly with purple or white flowers. Black/silver materials complement bolder colours, such as red, orange or yellow.
Patios and decking are practical as they provide a flat surface for furniture. But it’s important to note that decking needs to be re-stained every few years. As well as cleaned regularly to keep it in a good condition.
The shape of your lawn builds an outline for the rest of your garden. But they don’t have to be square. Consider different shapes such as circles and ovals. Or if you’re feeling especially adventurous, you could try a star or a heart! A fence outlines your garden and keeps out unwanted eyes. Trellises with climbing plants and coordinated coloured paint are great decorations for them. A shed is an essential for your garden. They are ideal for protecting your garden furniture and power tools from the weather.
The budget depends on the scale of your garden and type. Different materials, such as stone, can boost the overall price of your renovation. If you’re on a budget, it may be helpful to keep track of your money and prioritise renovations. Instead of buying already potted plants, buying seeds is the cheaper option and growing them isn’t as hard as you think!
Decide on your garden design before you get stuck in. Noting exact measurements of your garden can help you choose features that the space you have can cater for. If you’re looking for more garden design inspiration, you can visit garden shows.
If you’re planning on extreme landscaping and renovation, it’s best to seek professional help. As construction of materials need to be properly installed and be the best quality.
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