After being in a property for a number of years, a lot of people decide that they would like a new garden design but are often stuck as to where to start. There are a number of considerations, the most important one is of your taste. What do you like?
Just because it is a garden, it doesn’t need to be overrun with grass, plants, trees and flowers if you don’t want it to be. Some may prefer the low maintenance benefits afforded by wood decking, gravel, wood chips, tile or concrete.
Remember, it is your garden so you can do to it what you want.
The best way to get inspiration for your garden design is to go and see what else is out there that takes your fancy. You can look anywhere, your friends houses, public gardens, even a patch of grass in the middle of a city can provide you with a wealth of ideas.
Once you have an idea as to the style of garden you would like, you need to consider the size of your garden and plan accordingly. If you only have a small working area then you do not want to go overboard with planting.
Your small garden could very quickly become cluttered and feel claustrophobic. If you have a small garden you should utilise layers to create a sense of depth and airy colour schemes.
If you are lucky enough to have a large space as your canvas then you can really go to town with your designs. Pretty much anything goes and is left entirely up to your tastes.
Don’t just jump in and buy plants, flowers or anything else for your garden until you have a plan drawn out on paper, this should be a to scale representation of your garden with everything in place. It is much easier (and cheaper) to make changes on paper than it is to do then once you are putting your garden together.