One of the most important things to remember when you’re renovating your garden, is it has to be both visually pleasing, and able to meet the needs of you and your family. So while you work, try to keep the balance between aesthetics and functionality top of mind.
One of the most effective ways to plan your garden overhaul is to start with the ‘hard elements’. Like the name suggests these consist of features such as paths, retaining walls, garden beds and decking. Once you have these designed and installed (the hard part) it’s just a matter of filling the space you’ve created (the fun part).
To give a three dimensional aspect to your garden – making it something you can be ‘in’ rather than ‘on’ – choose plants that will fill some of the empty space above the garden beds. You can achieve this vertical element by including free standing tress, climbing plants up a wall or even by hanging plants in baskets or pots.
There’s nothing worse than seeing your plants wither after all the hard work you’ve put in to your new garden. That’s why it’s important to aerate the soil in your garden beds and add an organic fertiliser or composts to ensure your plants flourish all year round.
If the landscaping is the theatre, then the plants are certainly the performers on stage. They bring life, colour, beauty and interest to your garden. When you’re choosing the plants remember that less is more. To avoid a crowded look simply do some research and find a small amount of plants which appeal to you. To finish off, make sure you fit a grass type that is suitable for the amount of sunlight and rain you’re likely to get, meaning it stays looking fresh all year round.
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