A Guide to Creating the Perfect Landscaped Garden
Landscaping your garden can be a great way to spend the summer, creating a beautiful outdoor space that you can relax in and be proud of. However, successful landscaping takes planning and skill in order to avoid creating a garden with haphazardly placed plants and features.
If you’re looking to landscape your garden this summer, follow our top tips to creating the perfect design for your outdoor space here:
- Make a list
Creating a list of all the elements you want in your garden will help you with deciding the layout of your space. Make a rough sketch of your garden, and try to fit every feature you want into the space – whether that’s a play area for the children, a patio, water feature, or a vegetable patch.
Once you’ve managed to agree on a suitable design, you are ready to start putting your plans in place.
- Begin with a focal point
A point, or several points, to focus the attention in your garden will go a long way towards making a great impression on people as they enter your outdoor space. Choose something that stands out a little from the surrounding garden, whether that’s a larger tree, a colourful plant, or even a water feature or sculpture installed in a chosen spot.
Your focal point will provide a key feature around which your garden can be designed – aim for your garden to complement your chosen feature rather than to make it stand out.
- Choose the right plants, for the right areas
Select plants for particular areas of the garden where you know they will thrive. For example, you may wish to avoid fast growing shrubs for the borders, and instead place colourful flowers that will lift the look of your garden. Likewise, watch out for larger bushes and trees which may prevent smaller plants from growing or receiving adequate sunlight.
- Lay out a quality turf
Of course, no garden is complete without an immaculate lawn framed by your plants and shrubbery. To guarantee your grass centrepiece is up to standard with the rest of your garden, quality turf should be laid out by professionals to ensure the job is done right.
- Add a patio
A patio makes the perfect segue between the home and the garden, and provides the ideal setting to place some choice garden furniture to sit back and relax in on long summer days. Add a unique twist to your garden by having a curved border to your patio, and opt for garden furniture that emulates the style you want your whole garden to reflect – whether that’s sleek and modern, or with a rustic, vintage edge.
- Hire in the professionals
If you’re unsure of how to successfully landscape your garden, or simply don’t have the time, the help of professionals can be invaluable. Our team at Buckley Lawn Turf provide expert turf laying, patios and many other landscaping services to help you achieve the perfect look for your garden with minimal disruption to your routine.
If you’d like to find out more about the services we provide, simply contact our friendly team today and we’ll be more than happy to help you.