Your garden may be lying dormant at this time of year, but now is the ideal time to start planning a garden makeover. Planning now will give you time to get ready for the good weather assured by spring and summer. Planning your garden makeover doesn’t need to be overly complicated, and you can come up with something just as easily on a sketch pad as on a dedicated computer program.
It makes good sense to note down what you need and want from your garden before you start. Considering the needs of adults, pets, and children, will save you costly alterations in the future.
The next step is to get inspired. You can search for garden ideas online using a search engine, social media, or visiting a site like Pinterest. If you use Pinterest, you can ‘pin’ images you love, view them later, and print them off. You should also visit your local garden centre, take photos if they have a display garden, collect brochures for paving ideas, etc.
Now you are inspired, measure your garden and make a sketch to scale. You can keep things simple by making an easy conversion, where 1 metre in the garden equals 1cm on your sketch pad. If your garden is large, you may need some A3 paper or tape A4 paper together to create a larger canvas.
Landscaping & Which Plants Will Work For You
When it comes to landscaping, it pays to talk to people with knowledge, such as garden centre staff if you are doing it yourself or a professional landscaper and designer, if you are having the work done for you. These experts can give you advice that will save you time and money in the future.
They will help you create interest by using different materials, including timber, gravel, and slabs. They can help you with patio and decking design, fencing, water features, pathway spacing, and mains or solar-powered lighting.
When choosing plants and shrubs, you need to consider if they like shade, partial shade, or full sun. If you have pets, you need to make sure plants are not poisonous. You can find this information on the Royal Horticultural Society’s website. Your garden makeover should also consider if plants need regular care. Do you want to spend time outside trimming and watering or sitting and relaxing?
Artificial grass has come a long way and is incredibly realistic looking. If you want to say goodbye to mowing, then this might be for you.
The Finishing Touches: Garden Furniture
One of the most important aspects of a garden makeover is creating a space to sit and enjoy. You will need enough room to walk around garden furniture when people are using it. You might like to double things up with a garden table, and chairs placed close to the house to facilitate entertaining and couple’s outdoor furniture situated on a spot further down the garden for relaxing.
To attain the perfect finishing touch to your garden makeover, check out our range of chairs, benches, and tables made from Swedish Redwood. With a garden makeover and the finest garden furniture, you can be the envy of your friends and family.