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A garden can be a retreat. We currently only have a small balcony, as you’ll have seen before. If we were lucky enough to have outdoor space of some kind, the summer months make it welcoming and a place for relaxation and reflection. Sometimes, however, our gardens can appear a little lacklustre and this can lead to a need to make some changes. For example, you may need to consider garden landscaping. For this, you may wish to look at beautiful examples of garden landscaping to inspire you in your quest.
Many gardens are designed as one space – a lawn and surrounded by trees. There is nothing to do there except sit under the pergola or mow the lawn. A properly designed garden, on the other hand, can function as an integral part of the home, no less than the rest of the rooms and even more so. Allow the garden space to be divided into sub-spaces. Outdoor living can be divided into an outdoor kitchen, games room, dining area, veg patch, private hiding area, and more.
I’ve been saving all my favourite examples to an Instagram folder for inspiration for when we finally do get some space to call our own. I’d love some outside space to call our own.
Adaptation to the environment and architecture of the house
The garden cannot be detached from the environment in which it is located. Choosing materials from the environment and plants from the local nature, will suit the garden and connect it to where it is. The garden design should match the architecture of the house too which will add to value later down the line. This doesn’t always have to be the case, but you will find that it adds to the charm.
A garden for a family with small children will not resemble a garden for an older couple. A garden for people who like modern and minimalist design will not resemble a garden designed for people who taste rustic and soft, nor for those with a classic taste. Some people like straight design lines, geometric ornaments, and some prefer softer features.
Professional garden planning will help you
There is only so much you can do alone, without needing assistance. Therefore, it is necessary to look at professional garden designers for the design of the exterior areas. Planning by a landscape architect offers a very large added value relative to the establishment of a garden. This way you can also avoid any unseen problems or issues that may inhibit you from having the garden of your dreams. A professional will be able to assist in helping you with the plants and flowers you want also. There is no point of dreaming of a certain type of plant that wouldn’t last two minutes in your city’s climate. You must look at plants that are durable and also offer aesthetic value.
In addition to the design value, professional design reduces costs and saves future maintenance and water costs in the long run. Keep trolling through Pinterest, and looking at what helps get you inspired for your outdoor space. As spring and summer arrives, you will want to make the most of it and a well-maintained garden can bring plenty of joy.