The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Building your Dream Garden
Whether you are building your dream home or have decided to transform your exterior living space, designing and building the perfect garden is within everyone’s reach. Ask any seasoned landscape contractor and he’ll tell you it’s all about planning and making the best of what you have, and with that in mind, here are some helpful tips on designing and building your perfect garden.
– This is a critical factor and one that many UK homeowners overlook. Having a nicely manicured lawn with rose borders and a rockery might look stunning when it is completed, but it will require more than a little upkeep to maintain that look. You need to ask yourself the question, “Do I actually enjoy tending my garden?”If you would rather have a low maintenance layout, then bear this in mind when planning and clever use of concrete, stone pavers and potted plants can greatly reduce garden maintenance. At Garden Creation Services, we offer a range of garden services that include general maintenance and landscaping, should you require it.
Take Stock of What you Have
– What might look like a chaotic, overgrown mess could actually contain most of what you need. If, for example, you have a raised area, then you have some extra topsoil that can be utilised in another area of the garden. Look at the general terrain and if it is reasonably level, then it won’t take much to transform it into something suitable and if there are tree stumps or other obstacles, they will have to be removed.
Start with the Terrace
– The focal point of any garden, the terrace or patio would normally be adjacent to the property and with a choice of concrete, stone pavers, or timber decking, you can create a floor plan that is to scale. Remember that a terrace should be slightly sloping away from the property – in order for rainwater to drain away – and you will have to dig out a portion of topsoil to accommodate the base.
Trees, Shrubs and Flowers
– With your patio already laid out on your floor plan, the next thing to decide is what type of flora and fauna you would like. Source a local nursery, such as Garden Creation Services, who not only stock everything you need, they also have some of the best garden architects in the UK. We take great pride in helping our customers plan their garden and can also provide the manpower, should you prefer to have your dream garden created by professional landscape gardeners.
If you are unsure about how you would like your garden to look, we offer a comprehensive design and landscaping service, or you might simply want some sound advice and we can provide cheap gardening services if all you need is a make-over or regular maintenance. We are one of the largest nurseries in the Midlands and stock a wide range of trees, shrubs and flowers, all at reasonable prices.
If you are in need of gardening services, we at Garden Creation Services are ready and willing to offer assistance and by calling our Leicester Nursery on 0116 230 1617 or Loughborough on 01509 890 402 during regular hours, you can discuss your requirements with one of our gardening experts.