Design Tips for your Garden

Design Tips for your Garden

If you’re currently in the process of designing a garden which you’ll enjoy spending time in and which is relatively fuss-free, continue reading to discover a few handy design tips to consider.

Design tips for your garden can be found below and we also recommend the highly rated eBook “How to Make the Most out of a Small Family Garden” from Grasslands.

1. Decide whether you’re better off opting for artificial grass or natural grass

If you’re looking to design a low maintenance, fuss-free garden you may want to opt to place artificial grass in your garden. While if you have children or a dog or foresee yourself planting flowers or a vegetable garden, you’ll be far better off opting for a traditional grass lawn.

2. Place your garden furniture in the corners of your garden

Instead of taking up valuable lawn space with garden furniture, it’s a wise idea to place your garden furniture such as a picnic table, a gazebo, a bench or a couple of lounge chairs in the corners of your garden. As an example, you may want to place a decorative gazebo in the corner of your garden, instead of placing your gazebo right in the middle of your lawn.

3. Avoid planting poisonous plants

Only place plants which you know the origin of, in order to avoid placing plants which are poisonous or which may cause skin irritation, if you get too close to a specific plant. As examples, some plants which you should avoid planting at all costs include hemlock, lily of the valley, nightshade, poinsettia, autumn crocus and lady’s glove.

Remember, just because a particular plant is beautiful to look at, doesn’t mean that it’s necessary safe to plant in your garden.
4. Use pots to grow plants which are easy to maintain
If you don’t have the patience to dig holes in your garden and to ensure that your soil has the nutrients needed to successfully grow plants, it’s a smart idea to try growing your plants in large terracotta pots. That will look great in a courtyard in your garden or next to your garden furniture.
Some examples of plants that are easy to maintain and which can be grown in pot plants include pansies, sweet peas, sunflowers, marigolds, morning glories and snapdragons.
5. Consider placing a waterfall in one corner of your garden

If you have a large garden, you may want to incorporate a decorative water features such as a water fountain or a pond in one corner of your garden. If you live close to a main road, you may also find that having a water feature in your garden may help drown out some of the noise from the vehicles who drive past your property.

6. If you have limited space in your garden opt for pieces of furniture which are compact

As an example, if you live alone or with one other individual, you may not need to purchase a picnic table which can accomodate six individuals. Instead, you may want to purchase a small circular table, which has just enough room for two.

7. Decide whether a paved courtyard would work in your garden

A paved courtyard may be useful if you want to limit the amount of grass in your garden or if you want to create a social space which you can use to entertain your guests.

If you’re in the process of designing a fuss free garden that you’ll love spending time in, it’s a great idea to use the 7 design tips listed above to your advantage.

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