When you’re landscaping your garden, you may want to consider just how easy the finished product will be to maintain. If like most you are more for enjoying your garden than working on it, you may find the following low maintenance garden landscaping ideas helpful.
Your front garden plays an important role in making your home look attractive and creating kerb appeal. It also helps to make visitors feel welcome, as well as improving the look of your street. Front garden landscaping isn’t always easy, as you’ll need to consider the likes of parking, pathways and bin storage. So here are some ideas to help you make the most of the space at the front of your home.
Just moved in to a new build home? No doubt you’ll have a blank canvas of a garden, probably a big square of turf or perhaps even gravel. So where to start with it? If you’re struggling for ideas on how to tackle a new build garden from scratch, read on for our op ideas.
Gardening doesn’t need to be expensive. Whether you’re growing your own vegetables to save on supermarket spending or planting from seeds rather than buying expensive plants, there’s lots of money saving tips that you can follow to reduce the costs of your garden landscaping.
There are many reasons for wanting to garden organically. Chemicals and pesticides in the garden may well kill off unwanted pests but it will affect the natural food chain. Birds and larger mammals end up being deprived of food. As well as harming wildlife, chemicals and pesticides can be dangerous to the environment around us, pose a hazard to our own health as well as those around us. Here are some garden landscaping ideas to begin gardening organically.
For many of us, part of the joy of having a garden is the simple things in life: the sun on our faces, the calm serenity of nature, and the beautiful sound of birdsong. However, with urban areas becoming more and more built up, you might be hearing more traffic and town life than wildlife. If this is the case for you, it’s easy to attract birds into your garden. Here’s how to attract birds into your garden.
Lockdown is still upon us and we could be here for a while yet. So, if you are looking for ways to get the kids inspired enough to spend time outdoors even in the winter, and for home schooling ideas, read on for our top tips on how to do gardening with kids. Winter may still be in full swing, but fear not outdoor lovers, and parents desperate to get your kids enjoying a change of scenery and some fresh air. Here we have a selection of ideas to help you make gardening fun for kids.
With many of us aware of our footprint on this planet nowadays, creating a garden compost bin to compost our garden waste has become a popular gardening task. But with many people not knowing where to start, it’s often a task which gets put on the backburner. However, if you do put in the time and effort to create a compost heap, you will be able to create something worthwhile out of your garden waste.
A garden should be a place of serenity, a sanctuary of calm. And a secret garden is the perfect way to create such a sanctuary. A haven away from the outside world, regardless of how big or small your outside space is, there are secret garden ideas to suit every garden.
As the skies become greyer and our summer plants die down, the garden can start to look a little bare. However, there are plenty of hardy winter plants which can bring a burst of colour into your garden during the winter months. As experts in landscape gardening, here are our top plants for winter interest.
Buying new plants can be an expensive process, especially if you have to repeat the process every year because your plants have died off over the winter months. However, some plants, including many a less hardy plant, can be successfully kept through the winter months with a little TLC, ready for next spring and summer. This is known as overwintering, and whether you’re overwintering seedlings or vegetables, there are ways to keep your plants going, ready for the return of the warmer months.
Using stones in your landscape gardening is an excellent way of creating interest within your outdoor space. When combined with plants and greenery, not only can they look strikingly effective, but they can also be a really low maintenance landscape gardening option. Here are several questions and design ideas for gardens using garden stones.
Anyone who follows interior design trends will know that this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year is Classic Blue. But did you know that you can also create colour trends within your planting scheme? There are plenty of ways to use colour trends for gardens. Here are a few of our favourite ideas.
Designing a patio can feel like a big undertaking. Hard landscaping is, after all, designed to be in place for years to come once installed. But it’s easy to get it right with inspiration from some great patio design ideas. Here are our top 10 considerations and patio design ideas to help you get it right.
Long, narrow gardens are often seen as problematic in terms of garden design. Their narrow width can make it feel like it’s difficult to landscape them or fill them with plants and flowers in any meaningful way. However, there are plenty of great ideas for garden design for long narrow gardens which can really open up the space.
Wooden decking is a great addition to any garden. Giving a smart yet natural looking seating area, and often used to terrace or raise an area of a garden to create a zone for dining or relaxing, it’s easy to see why garden decking is so popular. However, in order to keep it looking its best, it requires regular maintenance.
With summer just around the corner, you may be thinking about the landscaping and design of your garden. There’s more to a beautiful garden than just mowing the lawn and keeping it weed free; your garden should be seen as an extension of your home and designed accordingly. With this in mind, here are our top garden trends for 2020.
Ready to enjoy the summer in your garden, but not quite prepared for all the lawn mowing, weeding and general maintenance that a garden demands? Creating a low maintenance garden ready for the summer months ahead could be the answer you’re looking for. Here are some landscape gardening ideas to give you the summer garden you desire with very little maintenance going forward.
Alfresco living is one of the highlights of summer for many. With more and more of us seeing the value in our outdoor space, creating spaces for outdoor living is a popular way to enjoy our gardens. If you’re looking to get your garden ready for your summer outdoor living, here are our top tips for landscape gardening to help move your living space from the inside out.
For garden enthusiasts everywhere, a lush, green, pristine lawn is often the pride and joy of their garden. It’s often the centrepiece which the rest of your garden grows around, so keeping it looking lovely and green is important as part of your landscape gardening. As experienced landscape gardening experts, we’ve seen our fair share of lawns over the years. Here’s how we keep our clients’ lawns green with pride.
Did you know that many vegetables can be regrown from your leftover kitchen scraps? This is great for those times when we can’t get to the garden centre immediately but want to get started with our vegetable growing before the season is over. Not to mention, it’s also very budget friendly as you can use what you’ve already purchased to eat! As experienced landscape gardening experts, here’s what you need to know to grow various vegetables from kitchen scraps.
You may think that growing plants from seed sounds really difficult. To nurture those tiny little things into a living, growing plant seems like a tricky and time-consuming task, but actually it’s not as hard as you might think. What’s more, there are several reasons why you might choose to grow from seed, so why not incorporate planting from seed into your landscape gardening ideas?
If you’re home-schooling your children or just have budding little green fingers on your hands, the warmer weather lends itself well towards getting kiddies out into the garden and growing their own. As experienced landscape gardening contractors, let us tell you that it’s a science and home economics class rolled into one, and great fun for children, too! Here’s how to get your children involved with the gardening this spring.
Hedges can make great boundary markers. Giving more colour and arguably more interest than a fence, if you’d like something a little greener to mark your boundary with than garden fencing, a hedge is a great option. You do need to think carefully about your goals for your hedging, however, and plant accordingly. Not sure what to plant or how? Get in contact with a specialist in landscape gardening to create a beautiful hedge boundary for you!
As the sun has been peeping through the clouds a teeny bit more and the weather starts to become milder, you may be starting to think about getting back out into the garden. Whether you’re itching to get the gardening gloves back on or are a reluctant gardener who would prefer a professional landscape gardening service to do the hard work for you, now is the time to start getting some of those little gardening jobs under your belt.
Many people mistakenly believe that if you have a small garden, there’s not a lot you can do with it. It’s just an outside space, perhaps just a yard, that you can use for the likes of bin storage, or perhaps to put a small amount of washing out on sunny days, right? Wrong. With a little imagination and thinking outside of the yard, your small garden can easily go big.
If you’ve been looking out of the window at your garden and wondering how you’ll bring it back to life after the harsh winter months, don’t worry. As landscape gardening experts, we have years of experience in bringing gardens back to life once spring is on the horizon. Here is our advice for dealing with winter garden damage.
As is traditional in the first month of the year, now is the time to take stock of certain aspects of your life and think about what you want to do differently in the year to come. Our gardens are no exception to this. Consider what worked well last year and what didn’t go so well. What do you want to change in your garden this year, and consider whether there is anything you need professional landscape gardening help with. Once you’ve worked out what you want to do with your garden this year, it’s time to take stock and work out an action plan.
In the bleak midwinter, you may well be thinking that there’s not much you can do in your garden during the New Year. January is generally a time when the garden is bare and frosty, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t jobs that can be done in the garden right now. Here are just a few jobs experts in landscape gardening services recommend undertaking at this time of year.
The winter months can be harsh on your garden. Cold, damp and windy weather will all take their toll, even before snow and ice are thrown into the mix! But there are several ways that savvy gardeners can help their garden survive the winter months. These professional landscape gardening tips will help you to make sure your garden is looking its best once the weather begins to warm up.
If you have a container garden, it might be looking a little bare right now. With the winter in full swing, many of the summer blooms that once filled your containers will be looking a little sorry for themselves. Have you thought about changing your garden into a festive container garden for the Christmas season?
Do you love the idea of a lush, green lawn but hate the maintenance that goes with it? If so, you may have considered an artificial lawn, and whilst this is certainly an excellent option for a lot of people, many still like to have a real bed of greenery in their back garden. If this is you, then a low mow lawn may be an option! Read on for how to create a lush lawn with a slight twist.
If the dark and damp days of autumn aren’t your thing, you may be looking ahead to spring already. As landscape gardening specialists, we love all seasons, but we also know that if you are wistful for spring, and you want your garden to live up to your daydreams, then you need to plan ahead for spring now! And that means planting spring bulbs from October onwards.
Creating autumn colour does take some planning ahead, and by planting now you may not reap the full benefits until next year. However, by choosing the right plants for your landscape gardening, you can enjoy autumn’s colour palette in your own green – and red and yellow and orange – space. Here’s our guide to creating a dazzling autumn display in your garden.
Did you know that one of the easiest ways to create an impressive display of colour within your garden is to use plants that naturally spread? When it comes to landscape gardening ideas, it’s also one of the easiest ways of saving money and maintenance time within your garden. So how can you use spreading plants to your best advantage? Here’s how to create a low maintenance garden with plants that spread.
The summer months can really take their toll on your garden, particularly on your lawn. As the weather starts to cool and autumn is on the horizon, there are certain tricks and tips, as recommended by professional landscape gardening services, that you can use to get your lawn looking lush and green again. Ready to repair any summer lawn damage? Here’s how to get your lawn back on track.
You may be thinking that now the summer is drawing to a close, it’s time to down tools and effectively shut your garden until next year. But if you have a greenhouse, you’ll know that that doesn’t have to be the case. Do you have a greenhouse but are unsure how to use it in the cooler months? Or are you thinking of getting one but thought you might postpone until next summer? Either way, here are some greenhouse growing tips for autumn.
Part of the pleasure of a garden is seeing it in bloom. But it’s also a pleasure to be able to bring some of those blooms indoors, or even give them as gifts to those you love, in the form of cut flowers. Would you like a cutting garden but aren’t sure where to begin? Here’s our guide to creating a cutting garden.
For even the keenest of amateur gardeners, there are times when everyone makes gardening mistakes. This is why, if you’re thinking of landscaping your garden, it pays to use a professional landscape company. However, once your garden has been beautifully landscaped by professionals, you’ll want to keep it looking its best. Here are five common gardening mistakes therefore that you should avoid:
Hard landscaping within a garden is a big investment but can really add to the overall look and usage of your outdoor space. Garden paths can make such a difference to your garden, by adding structure, and, of course, practicality where necessary. If you’re in the market for a new garden pathway, you’ll want to invest in your materials wisely. Don’t be led up the garden path; take a look at our guide to garden path materials, instead!
Container gardens are a great option for those looking for a low maintenance garden, or those wanting to instantly add some colour and interest into an outdoor space. Pots and containers are great for patio spaces or courtyard gardens, and it’s an easy look to achieve in a short space of time.
Do you love having friends over for dinner? Or a few drinks of a weekend? Perhaps you have children and like to host play dates? Regardless of what type of gathering you usually host, with the summer just around the corner, it’s worth thinking about your garden as an extension of your entertaining space.
With another wonderful RHS Chelsea Flower Show now behind us, there’s plenty of design inspiration that we can all take from the famous show to for use in your own garden. Here are our favourite trends from the show and ideas for how you can use them in your own garden.
Many people just want a beautiful outdoor space, and that’s fine. But for some, this isn’t enough. Lots of people enjoy gardens with a particular theme to them. It’s fun to create a themed garden and very rewarding, and there’s a huge variety of garden theme to choose from. So, what theme will you choose?!
On those occasions when the British summertime doesn’t fail us and we are rewarded with a gorgeous summer’s day, having a little shade within your garden can really feel like a welcome sanctuary from the summer sun. A well-planned garden should have an area which is a little suntrap, as well as an area which provides some relief when things get too hot.
The Easter bank holiday weekend is often the first weekend that many of us get down and dirty with the gardening for the year. Whether you’re hitting the garden centre this Easter weekend or are ready to enjoy some time relaxing in your outdoor space, you’ll no doubt have work to do first.
No matter how much time you have, there is always enough time to get something done in the garden. So whether you have five minutes, five hours or five days, there are garden projects to suit the time you have available.
Knowing how much sun our garden receives is vital if you don’t want to waste money on underperforming plants. But how can you work out how much sun your garden receives? Here’s how to assess the sun conditions in your garden and plant accordingly…
Hands up who’s spirit is lifted at the first signs of spring? It definitely helps to make our moods that little bit lighter as the days start to get longer and the great outdoors begins to fill with colour. If you’re lucky, your garden might be starting to show its own signs of spring, with bulbs making their presence knowns and blossom starting to bloom. But if your garden is still looking a little wintery and bare? Here’s how to get it to spring into life almost instantly…
Although you may not believe it, a single colour garden creates just as bold a statement as a multicoloured, carefully coordinated planting scheme. Although it’s a brave move, it can create a stunning landscape to look out on. And, if like us, you are addicted to plant-buying, it does at least make choosing your next purchase that bit easier! There’s a one-colour scheme garden to suit everyone’s style. Just take a look at these colours and see which one will suit your needs.
Brrr…it’s been a little chilly of late, hasn’t it?! And whilst it can be lovely to look at those unblemished stretches of white, snow can be worrying for our gardens. But should we be worried? And is there anything we can do to protect our gardens during a snowy spell?
Everyone loves an evergreen. They bring year-round interest and structure into your garden, keeping your outdoor space looking green, fresh and alive all year long. Evergreens are traditionally seen as an easy-care option, and whilst this is true to a certain extent, to bring out their true beauty and to keep your garden looking green all year, there are a few steps you’ll need to follow to give them a little bit of TLC.
Did you know that your vegetable growing doesn’t have to be confined to the summer months? There are certain vegetables which you can grow year-round, or specifically in the winter months, and which will thrive during the cold spells. Here are some of our favourites.
Your garden deserves a little bit of TLC, and if your garden is a sanctuary, it will certainly act as space which can increase your wellbeing in other areas of your life. So with this in mind, here are your New Year’s resolutions for your garden and Hard Landscaping:
Frost is a serious threat to plants, even evergreens. It causes damage either by freezing the soil and preventing the plant from getting the nutrients it needs, or freezing the water in the plant’s cells, making it go limp and brown. Which is why it’s important to take steps to protect your most valuable plants where possible. So here is some advice to help you do just that.
The winter months can be harsh on our gardens, but even harsher on the wildlife that rely on our gardens’ ecosystems. While we’re warm and cosy indoors, why not spare a thought for our furry friends outside in our gardens, and do as much as you can to give them food and shelter over the winter months? There are plenty of ways that you can both encourage wildlife into your garden and create a safe haven for creatures great and small over the winter months.
Herbs are a firm favourite for many gardeners, simply because they require very little looking after to produce some tasty ingredients for your meals. They’re not just popular in summer, either; they are great for less enthusiastic gardeners during the summer months, and they’re also simple to look after in the autumn months, too.
A rented property’s garden can be so much more than a practical space: it can be somewhere to entertain friends, a relaxing sun trap, or a kitchen garden. And what’s more, it’s easy to spruce up a rented garden with minimum outlay on your part.
Look after your garden now, and it will repay you when spring and summer return. Here’s how to get your garden cold weather ready.
Patios and paving are a great addition to any garden. Aside from the fact that they immediately smarten up and change the look of your outdoor space, there are several further reasons why you might wish to add a patio to your garden. If you’re already thinking of adding a patio to your garden, or even just sprucing up your existing paving area, here are just a few more reasons to persuade you:
If you have a small garden, decking is an excellent choice. Many people choose to pave a small garden, or lay loose stones throughout, but decking is often a better option. Why? Well, it gives a small garden a much more natural look and feel.
If you’re a landscape gardener, you’ll know all about planting plans. However, if you’re an amateur gardener, you’ll be forgiven for wondering what a planting plan is, or why you could possibly need one! A planting plan is a technical drawing used by landscape gardeners to plan how best to use the space available in terms of shrubs, flowers and foliage. It therefore ensures that your garden is bursting with colour and interest year round!
With the UK recently experiencing a heatwave of proportions last seen in the 1970s, our poor old gardens may be suffering a little from lack of water. As much as we want to be outside during the summer months, it can be frustrating to see our lawns turning yellow as the dry spell continues. Most lawns will bounce back once the autumn months arrive. Keeping it well maintained during the summer months, however, is key.
With fashion, and even interior design to a certain extent, when trends change, it’s easy to update your look, or that of your home. But when it comes to your garden design? There are easy ways to incorporate the latest in garden design trends so as to change the overall look and feel of your garden.
Brick is a great material to use within your garden landscape design. It’s a lovely, warm material which is surprisingly versatile despite being durable. But how can you incorporate it into your garden design without it sticking out like a sore thumb in your green oasis? Here’s how to work with bricks within your garden design at all levels.
If you have a long, thin garden, you may well find it a bit of a nuisance. The end of the garden is a long way from the house, making it difficult to mow the lawn, run power to, or, if the sun sets at that end of the garden, transport food and beverages from your house to a seating area in the sun. But a long, thin garden can also be a blessing in disguise, especially when landscaped professionally. With a little forward planning, your narrow garden can really work for you.
If a garden isn’t assessed regularly, it can easily become overgrown and / or in need of repair. That’s why it’s crucial to regularly carry out a stocktake of your garden to see if anything needs repairing or keeping in check. By doing this regularly, you’ll avoid expensive renovations further down the line.
When designing a garden, it’s important to know that your design is a realistic prospect and can be built in a safe and functional manner. This is the beauty of choosing a garden designer who can not only design your perfect garden, but also create it in real life, too.
What can you do if your garden is liable to flooding? There are several ways that you can manage the problem to ensure that your garden isn’t spoilt by excess water.
An English Country Garden is many people’s ideal outdoor space. There’s something about the mature planting which is idyllic, pretty and soft which appeals to many of us. Regardless of how big or small our outdoor space is, it’s a look which can be achieved with a little bit of planning and a following a few simple tips.
Any outdoor space is precious outdoor space. Yet many people wrongly believe that if you have a courtyard garden, there’s not much you can do with it. Creativity is the key to a beautiful courtyard garden, and you can actually go quite quirky in most small spaces and still get away with an area of beauty. Ready to get creative with your courtyard? Why not try these ideas for (small) size?
There are a variety of ways that you can add lighting to your garden, and by carefully considering your options, you’ll be able to highlight certain features and really make the most of your outdoor space by night.
Not everyone has the time or knowledge to maintain a lawn to ensure it looks its best. If you’re thinking about ditching the grass in your garden, there’s no shame in that. And if you’re worried about making sure your garden still looks lush and green? There are plenty of ways to add colour to a garden without grass.
There’s a trend at the moment towards creating an outdoor cooking area.It doesn’t need to be fancy, either. You can make your outdoor cooking area as simple or sophisticated as you want or need it to be. Here are a few ways to aid your al fresco dining, to a greater or lesser extent, with a dedicated outdoor cooking area.
If you’re thinking of adding value to your home, you should definitely consider having your garden professionally landscaped.
Is it possible to marry a children’s play area with a grown up landscaped garden? Yes, is the answer! And no matter what your tastes are, there are a variety of ideas to make a garden suitable for several generations.
Here are a few tips on getting your garden landscaping right now during the winter months so that you can enjoy your garden during the summer months.
Here are a few jobs that every keen gardener should tackle this winter, to ensure that their planting, decking and garden fence repair is at its best.
During the winter months, it’s easy to forget about garden maintenance. It definitely takes more effort to get outside and make sure everything’s well in our outdoor space when it’s cold and grey, that’s for sure! But actually, ensuring that our outside space is well maintained during the winter months will make things easier when the warmer weather comes round.
In the past, when installing garden decking, there’s always been the worry that come winter time, the wood will be slippery and possibly rotten. But nowadays, there’s a great new choice for decking which is made from a composite of plastic. This means it’s a great option for winter proof decking!
Did you know that far from being a barren, quiet season, winter is actually one of the busiest times in the world of garden landscaping? It’s a great time to think ahead to any improvements that you may wish to make to allow you to enjoy your garden not only in the warmer months, but all year round.
With the onset of winter comes the necessity of securing your fences so that they can handle the blustery seasonal weather. Although most of your garden duties can be relaxed over this period, it is important to make sure your garden and home are secure by examining your fencing to ensure it can withstand wind and storms.
While the garden goes into its annual hibernation period it would be easy to imagine that there are no jobs to be done in the garden. With winter storms approaching, now is the right time for winter proofing your garden and property by ensuring that your fence is fit for purpose.
It’s at this time of year, as the days get shorter and the chill in the air gets fiercer, that you need to think about winter proofing your garden. Having an understanding of the lay of your garden is useful as is knowing which plants that you’ve lovingly tended can and can’t take frost. A little knowledge is essential for getting your garden through these cold months ahead.
Decking has become a one stop solution in the garden for smoothing out bumpy ground, creating a stunning feature and making gardens much more manageable. With belts being collectively tightened around the land and more and more people making alterations to their homes rather than moving, decking has recently experienced another surge of popularity. A decked area is a fantastic and effective way of creating extra living space outdoors, without incurring major costs and all in a relatively short time too.
If you want to maximise the space in your garden a good place to start is at the edges. Most gardens need some kind of physical barrier around the boundaries for privacy and security, but choosing the wrong sort can make your garden seem smaller and even reduce the amount of space available for planting.
Everyone knows what a perfect lawn should look like: a smooth stretch of lush, green grass. So why are so many lawns nothing more than unattractive areas of rough grass and weeds with dry, bare patches in some places and soggy, moss-covered patches in others?
Summer is the time when your garden should be looking its best and you should be able to enjoy more time outdoors. A good gardener can always find something that needs doing, but look for labour saving ways of doing essential jobs and concentrate on reaping the rewards of the work you did earlier in the year.
Few people see their gardens as dangerous places but it’s a sad fact that thousands of people are injured in UK gardens every year. Most of these accidents could be avoided if garden owners carried out a simple risk assessment exercise. Go around your garden and see how many potential hazards you can identify. Once you’ve noticed a problem it’s usually easy to find a way to solve it.
The early part of the year can be both exciting and frustrating for gardeners. There are signs of new life stirring everywhere but bad weather often makes working outdoors unpleasant or even impossible. There’s no point in trying to fight against nature. The best plan is to do what you can outside on mild days, and reserve indoor gardening tasks for when it’s cold or wet.
Despite living in a country that is renowned for its wet weather, the UK nearly always ironically experiences a hosepipe ban or water shortage warnings during the summer months. With water shortages it is most often the keen gardeners who are affected and are urged to reduce their water usage in order to conserve stocks in the local area. In such instances, what can the keen gardener do that will save water but also keep the garden looking nice and prevent plants from wilting away?
Most people recognise that ‘going green' and trying to lessen our impact on the natural environment has many benefits, but there are still some misconceptions about what exactly is involved in eco friendly gardening. Does it require more work and expense than ordinary gardening? Will you have to abandon your favourite flowers or watch helplessly as slugs and aphids invade your vegetable patch? The answer to all these questions is, No!
If you are new to gardening, deciding which gardening tools to buy can be surprisingly difficult. You might know you want a garden fork but how can you tell which fork to choose from the dozens on offer in your local garden centre or DIY store? Should you be guided by price, or brand name? Which is best, stainless steel or ordinary steel? Wide or narrow head? Wooden or metal shaft?
If you’re proud of your lovely garden why keep it to yourself? Show it off by inviting friends and family to a garden party. It can be the perfect setting for a relaxed lunch, a children’s birthday party, a sophisticated dinner or a lively celebration. All you need is a little imagination and planning. Follow these tips to ensure an enjoyable time for yourself and your guests:
A gardener’s work is never done, especially in summer when every part of the garden seems to need attention at the same time. If your ‘to do’ list is growing faster than your sunflowers – slow down! It is possible to have a beautiful garden and the leisure to enjoy it. All you have to do is find ways of cutting down the time you spend on routine tasks. Here are a few suggestions:
Why does spring always take us by surprise? After what seems to have been a very long winter, the garden is suddenly filled with new life and growth. Whether you’re a keen gardener or someone who prefers low-maintenance options, who can resist the lure of spring sunshine? Now is the time to make the most of your outdoor space!
Is something missing from your garden? Is it lacking vitality and interest? Imagine how different it would be if you introduced a pond, stream or fountain of some kind. A well-designed water feature provides that elusive wow factor that turns an ordinary garden into a very special place.
Many people see spring as the beginning of the gardening year, and it’s the perfect time for a garden makeover. Any improvements you make now will get the new season off to a great start. Here are a few ideas that can give a tired garden a quick facelift:
It may be the shortest month of the year, but February can often surprise us with a wide range of weather conditions. There might be snow and frost one week, followed by a few mild, sunny days, before bitterly cold winds blow in rain and plunging temperatures again. Any work you want to do in the garden has to be guided by the weather.
Walls and fences are most commonly used to define and protect the boundaries of a garden, but they are also useful and decorative in many other situations. Here are just five reasons why you might want to include them in your garden design. Once you start thinking about it, you will probably find a lot more!