The cooler weather always gets me excited to enjoy the great outdoors. There’s nothing better than having a cozy backyard full of appeal. If you’re looking to create a unique outdoor retreat, follow these simple Landscaping Tips to Beautify Your Outdoor Space.
Make sure you know in advance or have an idea of what you want from your space. You can spend all the money and time in the world landscaping your garden or space, but that’s no good if the end result doesn’t suit your needs. If you barbecue regularly in the summer, you’ll want a space to set out for your cooker, alongside a table and seating area if you are eating outside too. If you have children, or plan to in the time you’ll be living at your house, this should be considered when choosing the materials for your outdoor space.
Choose Planters for Flexibility
Use pots to enhance the space, give flexibility and year round color. Pots are available in lightweight, natural looking materials that are simple to manage, so you can create a movable landscape. If you’re feeling adventurous, pots can be found in a wide range of colors and designs. However, experts and UK landscapers generally suggest keeping to a minimal color palette. The great thing about pots is that you can replace them quickly and relatively cheaply. This means you can update your look on a season-by-season basis.
As for the bigger features, consider investing in a summer house or shed. Work this handy feature into your plans and budget. Not only will it add some appeal to your yard, but it’s also handy for storing tools and lawn equipment.
Also, any landscape worth its salt should have some form of water in it. Don’t worry if you can’t build a Costa Rican waterfall! One of the easiest ways to bring a catchy water feature into your backyard is to invest in a fountain or sculpture.
Defining your space by the use of boundaries is another key element. Firstly, decide what you’ll use. Do you want to grow a hedge or put up a fence, brick or stone wall? Have you considered creating a unique border out of tall flowers? Once you decide, then you can choose how to decorate the space.
For the frugal landscapers among you, hunt out bargains for landscaping in reclamation yards. Charity shops and car boot sales are also good places to visit, where you may also find some storage solutions. Good storage will help massively in utilising your space, and in these places you might find some quirky items to store gardening tools and the like in, or the materials to make your own.
Finally, for the finishing touches, visit a gardening or flower show for some inspiration; the Royal Horticultural Society hold several a year. Home and living magazines are also great for generating those finishing touches.
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