Landscape gardening is just a part of overall good garden design. It refers to the infrastructure of the plot, whether that be border fences, rock gardens, dividing walls, paths arbors or any other "hard" features.
Whoever designs your garden should take into account any natural features and the aspects and topography of the land. Are there sloping areas or a stream or existing ponds for example? What are the existing boundaries? Where are the cold and hot spots? What established or treasured trees and shrubs exist? What thrives naturally in the environment? Where is the garden located - near the sea, in the country, surrounded by woodland?
These are just a few of the things to be considered before you even start to design your perfect garden. Of course you also have to establish a clear picture of what you want to achieve. Do you like formality and straight lines or are you looking for something more wild and natural looking? Do you want to fit in with neighbours or rebel and live with something less traditional? What colours do you love and what kind of planting appeals?
In this blog we'll be looking at some of these things in depth to help you decide how to structure and plan your garden to incorporate all the things you love, whilst working with the landscape to make your job as easy as possible.
We love to add patios and decking to give you beautiful areas to sit and relax or to party! Perhaps you want a cosy corner for peace and quiet or you might prefer a fully kitted barbecue area to encourage friends to come around.
Whatever design appeals to you, it will inevitably be enhanced by judicious landscaping, adding features, partitions, walls, fencing to give a structure to the layout and bring different aspects to your garden.
Check back for lots of ideas and tips for landscape gardeners