Redesigning your own garden is no easy task but it is an enjoyable one. Garden design is key to creating a great ambiance that you’ll love for the years to come.
Hiring professionals to do the task is a great step to save time and avoid any costly errors. These professionals have the training and years (even decades) of experience. They will make your visions come to fruition.
We have compiled a list of the elements that you should consider for your garden redesign project.
The lawn is the biggest part of your landscape. Choosing the right design for your lawn will set the track for the entire garden. Decide on how you would like to set the flow of your garden. It might sound simple but you’ll see better results if you do this correctly.
Choosing Plants and Planters
Plants give your garden character. Planning the location and how your plants grow is a great strategy. Choose different plants that bloom in different seasons so your garden looks good from spring to winter. You can start with structural plants along with corners and complement them with colourful flowering plants. Using pots and planters is a great way to define borders and divisions. Being able to add different-shaped planters also affords you more flexibility for your design.
If you have a dull wall, you can use climbing plants to provide a beautiful display. You can go for Australian native clematis that is a creamy-white color. It makes for a great cover for plain walls.
Does your area have trees? Or are you planning on planting trees? Adding trees is a great option. It might sound overwhelming but trees are a great focal point for your garden. It can also provide shade and block unwanted views from the outside.
Setting Boundaries and Privacy
Setting boundaries and designing with privacy in mind is essential, especially in urban areas. Sticking to your boundaries will help prevent disputes and future problems. You can use fences to define boundaries.
Extra-large trough planters are also an effective substitute for fences. Large trough planters can accommodate high-growing plants such as bamboo and dwarf magnolia to provide privacy.
Investing in good garden furniture will save you from future problems. Look for something that goes well with your colors. Look for something durable that can withstand the elements. Go for water-resistant furniture to save yourself the trouble of covering them up every time it rains.
Good lighting is also key as it can help to highlight parts of your garden at night. With good lighting, you can impress your peers when you host a garden dinner.
Never underestimate the effect of good lighting. They create an atmosphere in your garden. Decide on what kind of lights you want to have — fairy lights, festoon lights, and wall lights. Go for LED lights to save on power. Or better yet, go for solar-powered ones.
If you consider these things, you’re off to a good start on your garden redesign. If you are uncertain, seek professional advice. Making mistakes can cost you more down the line.