10 Garden Design Ideas
Make the most of your garden with these fab garden design ideas.
Gardens are underrated. With a little love and care, they can become a focal point of your home, particularly in the summer months. Here are 10 garden design ideas to spruce them up.
1) Garden Decking
We all love those summer days (the ones we get anyway), so what better way to enjoy the sun than sitting on your own decking with a refreshing drink and the morning paper?
Decking is a great new feature to add to your garden, and can make maintenance a breeze.
With different decking materials coming onto the market all the time, you can get a classical look real easily – and without breaking the bank too.
Another great idea for your garden design is to build a BBQ.
If the sun ever decides to come out and you love having family and friends over for a bite to eat, then what better addition to your garden than your own BBQ?
A good builder can knock you up something special, but any competent DIYer can probably build a small BBQ without the need for help.
3) Children’s Play Area
If you are lucky enough to have some space left in your garden, a play area for the kids and guests is a great option, particularly in summer time.
Play area’s can be a great addition to the garden, amusing young and old (even if you don’t want to admit it).
Something else to bear in mind is that a play area can also be a real value-added feature if you ever come to sell your home as well.
4) Water Feature
Water Features are often regarded by many as the main focal point of any garden.
When installed, your water feature should complement your garden, so there’s no need to go over the top and re-create Niagra Falls; remember, keep it simple and in-keeping with your current garden ambience.
Adding aesthetic appeal to your property when it comes to selling, and because they can be installed relatively cheaply, a water feature is a always a worthwhile investment in your garden.
5) Fish Pond
As with water features, Fish Ponds can be a great way to use the space in your garden as well as add delightful ambient noise.
What’s better on a spring/summer evening than the gentle sounds of water? It can also bring a feel of relaxation to a garden.
Be sure though to research the fish you purchase and how much care they require, whilst a safety net over the top of the pond is always a sensible idea if you have young children.
6) Flower Beds
Flower beds can make your garden feel more spacious and make it easier on the eye.
Flower beds also bring colour into your garden and with the right flowers, wonderful aromas too.
Another benefit of flower beds is that they also attract bees and other pollenating insects – ensuring you are helping contribute to this important process.
7) Block Paving
The path through your garden is key, not just as a way to get around, but as a divider of space, and a barometer of symmetry, if that’s what you’re into.
There are many different ways to add paths, in many different materials, such as brick pavers, concrete pavers, stone pavers and interlocking pavers.
Block paving is also simple to lay and easy to maintain and it’s effect on the dynamics of your garden should not be underestimated.
Trees can be a great way to make your garden look good aesthetically, bringing colour and a potential place for seating or other features. What’s more, they can bring some privacy from nosey neighbours.
Looking after your trees is important, and some can affect the foundations of your property if they are placed too close, so it is always a good idea to do your research first.
Trees can also provide a practical use with many fruit trees available, from apple trees to different types of berries.
The entrance to your garden will be one of the first things people will see, so finding a gate that goes well with your fencing, as well as the facade of your house is important.
There are of course many types of garden gate available, from wooden to different types of metal, but ultimately there is more to consider than just how the gate looks.
As well as adding a pleasing aesthetic aspect to your property you should also consider the security aspect of your gate as well – with secure looks and your privacy also key factors in choosing the right garden gate.
This idea for your garden takes up the most room but if you are lucky enough to have the space then a conservatory is a great addition to any home.
Giving you more room to your home and also another quiet place to enjoy your garden, a conservatory can really add the “wow factor” to your garden.
With lots of different sizes, shapes and materials to choose from, getting a quote on a conservatory needn’t be as painful as it perhaps once was – with plenty of choice these days, regardless of budget.
If you would like to find out more about pricing up these garden design ideas, why not find out more about our garden services?