6 Tips For Landscaping The Garden | Buckinghamshire Landscaping
A big part of creating your dream home is focusing on the outside areas as well as what’s going on inside the house – and Buckinghamshire landscaping experts Andrew Tabor Landscaping can certainly help you transform your outdoor spaces. But if you want to have a go yourself or are looking for a few ideas, here are some tips to help you get going this year.
Hedges for privacy
If you want to keep prying eyes out, go for an evergreen hedge, choosing a couple of different varieties and planting in a zigzag as this will create a fuller effect and help your hedge give with the wind, so wind tunnels won’t be a problem. Boxwood is great for hedges, as are yew, firethorn, holly and Leyland Cyprus. Do some research to find out what you like and what you don’t.
Use landscape timber edging
To really elevate your flower beds, simply install some landscape timber edging – a relatively easy project that you could do yourself over the course of a weekend. Over time, the timber will weather and age – looking even better than before.
Choose some signature plants
Decide on what kind of style you want for your garden and pick some signature plants to suit the overall aesthetic. Cypress trees are good for Mediterranean gardens, as are rosemary, olive trees and palms. Contemporary gardens would do well with bamboo, various grasses, evergreen perennials like phormium and so on
Take some time out to visit garden shows, public gardens and garden centres so you can decide what you like and what you don’t. See if you can pop round to other people’s houses as well to see if there are any ideas you like the look of. Then start creating some mood boards using magazines and sites like Pinterest and you’ll be well on your way with garden design.
Choose your materials with care
Common materials that feature in landscaping include bricks, timber, decking, paving, concrete, sand and more. Always check the condition of your materials when they arrive – and always check the quantity in case something has been left off the delivery.
Group your plantings together
Make mowing the lawn easy for yourself by grouping your planting into beds and islands so you don’t have to mow around lots of little individual plants.