Enrich your outdoor spaces with these simple garden design tips. You know, every time you go to the nursery and bring home a box of plants or beautiful flowers, you’re engaging in a form of landscape design – either intentionally or unintentionally. Though you need to consider many yards can end up looking unbalanced because of poor planning, and people may have to spend a lot of time on maintenance or removing plants altogether.
Spend more time enjoying a beautiful yard by keeping these design tips in mind.
Landscaping and its design is really about how you and your family want to use your outdoor space. Consider how you want to use the garden. Do you have young children who want to run around and play? Do you want a relaxing environment where the layout is therapeutic? Are you looking to grow vegetables or create a contemporary area for entertaining? All of these questions are worth considering before you plant anything.
Before buying the first plant, consider the following:
- How do you use your outdoor living space?
- What do you like and what you would like to change?
- How much maintenance do you want to do and if you want to employ an outside contractor to cover this?
- What problems do you have in your garden?
- Are there specific areas of your yard you’d like to focus on improving?
To stand the test of time you should plan and build foundations which will provide the basic structure. Starting with trees and shrubs that provide the basic structure, followed by planning the overall look, feel and experience you’d like to have in your outdoor spaces and garden.
Our top tip is to spend time in your garden and work out what features you need. Who will use the garden and will it stand the test of time when everything has matured.
Your garden can become an extension of your living space so easily. Design and planning is an important role in any landscaped space. If you need help with any process of your landscaping, please feel free to call us or drop us a line from our contact page. We’ll be delighted to talk to you.