Garden design tips

Here are some garden design tips to help you get the most out of your garden, whether it is small or large, flat or sloping.

Make your garden look wider

Make your garden look wider by making sure the centre of the garden is clear, sweeping the borders to the side and using circular or oval shapes

  1. Keep the centre of the garden clear.
  2. Sweep borders to the side of the garden
  3. Use circular or oval shapes to create a feeling of space

Make your garden look longer

Make your garden look longer by using focal points and partially obstructing the garden

  • Take the garden around a strong focal point near the house.
  • Partially obscure the garden, so that you can see through the gap to the end.
  • Squeeze the garden with plants and then widen it towards the end.

Make your garden easier to maintain

Make your lawn easier to maintain with brick edging

A level garden will be easier maintain, as well as looking larger.

  1. Use brick edges to the lawn to make mowing easier.
  2. Use plants that will grow to fit the space available to them, rather than ones you will need to prune regularly.

Landscaping a steep slope

Landscape a slope by extending into the bank and build a strong wall as low as possible Create a series of low terraces and a path that winds through the area

  • Extend into the bank and build a strong wall as low as possible
  • Create a series of low terraces
  • Create a path that winds through the area, with planting and a bench

 

Contact me to see how these design tips can be used to transform your garden.

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