Your garden is a central element of your property and your own outdoor haven, which is why it’s important to make the most of it. With Spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to refresh your garden design and enhance your outdoor space. For inspiration, take a look at these five ideas to improve your garden:
- Use Cladding to Disguise Fences and Walls
If the boundaries of your garden are looking a little outdated or they don’t match your style, use cladding to change the aesthetic. Climbing plants can be an excellent way to cover walls and fences but they can take time to mature. In the meantime, cladding can be a great alternative and, with so many options available, it’s easy to create a contemporary or traditional backdrop to enhance your garden design.
- Make Outdoor Space More Usable
If you only venture into your garden when the sun’s shining and it’s 20°+, then you probably don’t get to enjoy it very often! To make the most of your outdoor space all-year-round, incorporate garden stoves into your range of features. They offer a significant amount of warmth and can even be used to prepare outdoor snacks and meals. When it gets chillier, you can still enjoy being your garden when you create a cosy space around your stove.
- Add a Burst of Colour
If you enjoy planting and maintaining flowers, trees and shrubs, you can overhaul your garden design and use colour themes to really make things pop. If you love the look but can’t wait for bulbs to sprout, buy flowering plants from your local garden centre and put them straight into the ground to create the same effect.
- Transform Your Patio
Adding a patio, or relaying an existing patio, can totally transform how your garden looks and feels. Instead of settling for standard pavers, take a look at alternative outdoor flooring options. Reclaimed timber can give a great traditional, natural feel, while tiles and patterns will make you feel like you’re lounging around in the Med every time you step outside.
- Incorporate Water Features
A water feature can take your garden to the next level and add a new sensory dimension to your design. After all, the sound of running water is instantly relaxing. A small fountain, calm pond or even a miniature waterfall can be just what you need to enhance your outdoor space and make it all the more enjoyable.
Redesigning Your Garden
Before you begin making changes to your garden, be sure to set out your plans on paper (or screen). Taking the time to plan your redesign will give you the opportunity to explore new ideas and make the best use of the space you have available. If you’re struggling to turn your ideas into solid plans, it’s well worth seeking advice from a garden designer or landscaper. With some professional input, you can embrace the latest trends, minimise the work involved and enjoy a spectacular new garden.