These garden design ideas are the key to a scheme you’ll love for years to come.
1. Get your lawn into shape
Look out of your window at your garden and the biggest shape you’ll probably see is your lawn. If it’s a good strong shape it will set the entire garden on the right track. And it doesn’t have to be a rectangle! Try an oval, circle, square or oblong.
2. Never skimp on your flowerbeds
A metre, or more, in depth is a perfect size for a border, giving you enough space to put smaller plants at the front with taller ones behind. But if you don’t have room for metre-deep beds, you could place climbers at the back of the border, so you can still get height in the planting.
3. Landscaping sets the tone
The way paving is laid and its colour provide a strong design direction for the entire garden. For instance, grey or white stone laid in a random pattern will set the scene for a French country look. Black or silver paving organised in a regular design will form the perfect backdrop to a sleek and modern scheme. Whereas buff or golden stone arranged in a random pattern creates an English country feel.