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Garden Design Tips and Ideas

Garden Design Tips and Ideas

Most of us spend ample time getting design right inside the home. We take hours pinning posts that show the perfect living room decor, and trawl through paint colours until we find what we want. That’s because everyone understands that the way you decorate your home can have a massive impact on the overall feel of the space.


Luckily, many of us are now coming to realise that getting garden design just right is equally essential for enjoyment at home and impressing guests. Given that our gardens are often the most vital part of curb appeal, many of us are actually now spending more time considering garden designs that dazzle the rest of the street.


If you’re just now turning your attention to outside design, though, you may be unsure how to give your garden the ‘wow factor’. Paint colours might be like second nature to you, but greenery gets you all pent up. 


We understand the struggle. That’s why we’ve put together some garden tips and ideas that could see your outside space looking as stunning as your interiors. Who knows; get this right, and you might even put famed outdoor areas like the Lost Gardens of Heligan to shame!


Consider multiple levels


Pay attention next time you visit a public garden or other well-landscaped outside space. Even if you hadn’t realised it before, the chances are that the area is displayed on more than one level. This can add a real touch of luxury, as well as creating the impression of space and making an outdoor area feel a whole lot more like an oasis. And, with landscape gardeners on hand, it couldn’t be easier to achieve the same advantage in your very own backyard. 


It may be that you’re lucky enough to enjoy a sloping garden already, in which case, the simple installation of a pathway could highlight that multilevel vibe. Or, you may have to create your multiple levels using patios, steps, or even simple raised flower beds. Even seemingly basic solutions like these can make a massive difference to the finished product.


Tie everything together with water features


Flow is always beneficial in our homes; hence why open-plan living is becoming such a popular option. But, we should also be considering the flow of our outside spaces if we’re to stand any chance of getting our outdoor designs right. If you’re already lucky enough to enjoy a garden with a stream, highlight the feature with a landscape border of stones. Even if not, there’s now a wide range of water features on the market with surprisingly easy installation processes. Investing in these across the tiers you’ve incorporated can create excellent continuity in a peaceful space you never tire of. 


Consider plant choice


Ultimately, landscape garden design doesn’t get better than the right choice of well-maintained flowers, placed in raised or flat beds around your outside space. This landscaping trick can transport you from your garden in the middle of Kent, right into the wild meadows of more exotic climes. Even better, low-maintenance flower bed designs will mean that you can enjoy striking garden design without really needing to worry throughout the year. Wildflowers, shrubs, and even trees are all beneficial for taking design up a gear and adding that touch of natural luxury.


Frame everything


Lastly, it’s always beneficial to frame your garden. From displays to overall boundaries, this can help to add shape and highlight key areas that are worth the most attention. As mentioned, stones can be used to frame water features and such, but they’re far from the only option. A well-constructed garden fence can also work wonders for bringing your outside oasis to life both on the boundaries and within those garden confines. Equally, planting hedges can help to keep nature flowing throughout, while still bringing fantastic framing benefits. You could even invest in arches to frame those multiple tears and create a striking garden that you won’t want to stop spending time in.


Get garden design right with Johnson Land Services


Garden designs can be amazing additions once you get into them, and our garden landscaping team is on-hand to help all your ideas come to life at last across Kent and beyond. We really can do it all, from raised bed design to patio and step installation. We even offer a garden maintenance service to guarantee that your garden looks the part moving forward. Simply contact us on 01892 315221 to start discussing the garden of your dreams today.