Tips For Garden Designs
The garden has been considered as the most beautiful and important part of the house. This is the reason people wants to decorate in a manner that whosoever visit their garden area must generate a positive impression about their house and it must also reflect the personality of the owner of the house.
There are some people who appoint professionals to help them out in decorating their home’s garden. Building a small swimming pool in the middle of the garden and the outer boundary of the pool shall be covered with flowers of different colors can be one of the most fascinating technique used by the gardening lovers.
The aforesaid technique would surely give a natural look. You can also enhance the overall look of your garden by installing fountain in the corner area of the garden by combining it with lights of different colors. It would create a magic especially when moon light will fall on its water. These natural looks can be the best option to make yourself feel relax. A garden building of some sort is often part of most gardens so it’s worth having a look at these buildings ‘in the flesh’ so to speak.
In the areas of the UK, if you want to take the help of the professional gardener then you can search for UK garden designers on the web and find the best choice. This is so because they ensures providing your expected result keeping your budgetary limitations in mind but never compromises on your requirements.
They offer you various designs and materials which would be used while working on your chosen garden design. Installing waterfall, use of stones, colorful lights etc. are some of the garden designs to choose from. Usually people wants to create natural look but forgets that it requires proper maintenance and care.
It is an obvious fact that the entire procedure won’t get executed overnight so it is always preferable to go for professional guidance. One of the most famous companies of the gardening world would be George-Stone Gardens. They also have their online site where you can go through their various types of services offered by them so that you can have an overview of what actually they can perform with respect to your requirements.
They have also uploaded some pictures of their work which are very fascinating to look at yet provide basic ideas about the quality of their work. The expertise of these professionals can help you to take your property to the highest level of gardening and you can get value for your money.
Garden Design or Garden Calamity ?
Everyone loves a good house and garden make over show, but when it comes to planning and completing a project in your own garden the task gets a whole heap more complicated.
Personally, I am a massive fan of gardening shows. Born without the inherent green thumb, my humble garden is usually composed of some patchy grass and a collection of dying herbs, plants – still sprouts and in their original plant pots – forgotten somewhere in the back corner.
Just like most real-life TV shows, these “real makeovers” are never what they seem. Is it truly possible to conjure up landscaping ideas, add in two water features, chuck in a planter box and distribute some perfectly placed garden ornaments round the yard all in the space of a weekend?
And more to the point, if that ridiculously good looking “gardening expert” actually was carrying ceramic pots around all day, would all her makeup still be that picture perfect? To me that token dirt smear on the face is always a touch too well-placed
If you, like me, don’t think you have the chance of a celeb re-vamp occurring in your garden in the near future, it may be time to take on the job yourself. And if, like me, you’ve been watching absolutely every gardening show on air for the past ten years, you’re bound to have unlimited garden design suggestions hidden up your sleeve.
Unfortunately for us, water fountains and garden statues actually have to be paid for – and those babies aren’t found in discount warehouses. While ceramic and terracotta pots may look good on the TV, what they do not show you are both the cost and the weight, so unless you’ve got a deep pocket and the muscles of Arnie Schwarzenegger, perhaps it is best to start with a few potted plants to get you in the groove.
And remember that unless you have got a team of tradesmen working behind the scenes, getting all of your pot plants and garden features in place is going to take more than a trifling 48 hours. It seems I should just stick to artificial plants and basic garden furniture.
A Perfect Garden is in the Planning!
The weather is improving outside and the garden may be increasingly on your mind. If you want your garden to be the outdoor space you’ve dreamed of, now is the time to make a start!
Due to the relatively poor weather that homeowners experience in the UK, the garden as an outside living space tends to be something that is only considered as the weather warms up in spring and summer. If you have ideas for re-developing your garden then advance planning is the secret. Given the huge cost of moving house, many homeowners are now choosing to spend the money on developing their existing houses and outdoor spaces. Maybe the addition of a garden workshop or even a garden office for working from home.
There is no set blueprint for the perfect outdoor space since everyone has a bespoke set of requirements which relate to personal taste in terms of aesthetic appeal combined with the individual’s specific practical needs. However with most families tightening their belts, it is likely that homeowners will be more likely to contemplate outdoor projects that provide a definite practical solution as opposed to merely enhancing the physical beauty of the garden landscape.
Safe Play Haven?
Does the garden provide a stimulating and fun play environment that is safe for the kids? Child proofing the outdoor space spans a whole host of issues such as the review of existing perimeter fencing (how secure is it?); removal of dangerous plants / trees; replacement of chipped / broken pavers; installation of an approved children’s play surface to ensure added safety around fixed play equipment e.g. slides / swings; installation of a year round outdoor play area in the guise of a decked or paved patio.
I can’t stress enough the importance of this. Think it through carefully when designing your garden as toddlers and older children have different safety demands.
A Driveway to be Proud of!
If parking is a problem in your area, think of the peace of mind that comes with guaranteed off street parking! Knowing that you will always find a space to park at the end of a busy day can be a daily god-send so consider enhancing your property’s kerb appeal with a smart new drive, creating easy and direct (mud free) access to the house.
One important legal point is that 2008 saw the introduction of legislation stating that planning permission may be required if you are not working with a permeable driveway product.
Here Comes the Good Life
Improvements to your outdoor space may extend to the introduction of a new “grow your own” zone, designed to cut down your grocery bills whilst also reducing your family’s carbon footprint. You may also want to consider the creation of raised beds to make the art of cultivation that much easier!
Entertaining The Outdoor Way!
If you are like me then you’ll enjoy the more informal dinner party that is possible in a garden dinning area. Good lighting, practical access to the kitchen, a nice patio or decked surface and of course a lovely barbecue make this all possible. Consider every aspect of this when going through the planning stage, as it’s way more practical and economical to include this early on in the process than to add it as an after thought.
Think through everything we’ve discussed earlier and bring in the professionals to give you extra guidance and a detailed quotation for every aspect of your dream project. An anticipated time frame can also be discussed.