Designing a garden is a process of creating plans for layout and landscape. A garden’s location can have a strong influence on its design. Garden design can be done by the garden owner or by professionals of varying levels of experience and training in horticulture.
Elements of designing a garden involve the layout of landscapes such as paths, sitting areas and decking, waterfall, plants etc. If you believe in creating a healthy garden, then consider seasonal plants and flowers, quality of soil, provide required nutrients and water and don’t’ forget to include time or funds available for regular maintenance.
Do you want to design your garden or do you want to rehab an outdoor space you inherited when you bought a house? Then it’s not the time to sit and think, grab the opportunity to update your garden so you can fully immerse yourself in the approaching warm-weather months.
We have stacked up some tips and trends from landscape architects and designers ranging from larger ideas to smaller innovations so that you can be encouraged to enhance your backyard to enjoy all season long.
Bring the Indoors Out:
Many clients want to incorporate the comfy features of the inside of the house to outside. This usually includes landscape lighting that can lend a beautiful, warm ambience to space.
Who doesn’t want to gather around a fireplace or sit on ascending staircase with subtle down lights that go deep into a swimming pool or to the drama of an uplift planted urn?
Landscape lighting adds dimension and enhances the owners’ ability to enjoy their outdoor living spaces with their loved ones.
Create Entertaining Spaces for Gatherings:
Stick to the trends that don’t go out of style. Cooking area and seating arrangement provide inviting spaces for small to huge gatherings.
A perfect outdoor space includes a barbeque with a lounging area and TV for viewing sporting events or audio to encourage singing and dancing. A screened porch or gazebo is an excellent option if insects are an issue where you live so that you are disturbed not by any kind of troubles during your fun time.
Plant a Kitchen Garden:
With the increased awareness and passion for healthy eating, homeowners are requesting more for organic gardens, herb gardens and potager gardens so that they can feed on fresh live food growing in their kitchen garden.
You can lay out a parterre with culinary herbs near the kitchen entry to the house planted between the patterns of the boxwood hedges. You can opt for growing seasonal vegetables that can be added to salads or curries.
Bring in a Water Feature:
You can experiment with water when it comes to designing. It can provide multiple effects through its colour, sound, expression of movement, the way it captures and bends light and its influence on temperature and nature.
Construct a waterfall with statues of heavenly images for extended creativity. Use its energy and ever-changing playful nature in meditation. Locate it close to human interaction so that it melds with senses and spirit.
Warm-up with Custom Fire Pits:
Custom fire pits are in demands nowadays. People are interested in bringing the inside to outdoors. If you experience winters and cold season very often, you must consider creating a fireplace with seating around it. You can sit for extended hours around it with your friends and family.
Design the Boundaries of Your Garden:
Formulating boundaries using fences and hedges can help in creating privacy from your neighbours. Clarifying where the perimeters are, creates a sense of order. Fences can be customized choosing different materials such as wood or iron bars.