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Whether you want to boost your property value or create a perfect environment for leisure and socialising, there are many reasons to upgrade your garden.
We understand that planning can be a daunting task and that you may have a few questions, such as: what colour scheme works best for your garden, or how much does it cost to run a Lay-Z-Spa? Don’t worry, we’ll go into more detail about that below.
We’ve compiled some fantastic design ideas to help you turn your back garden into a space you can be proud of.
1. Landscape Your Garden
The most important first stage of your garden transformation is setting a good foundation before you do anything else.
Experiment with different shapes other than a basic rectangular shape, such as square, circular, or oval. A rectangle is fine, but you will need some garden accessories so it doesn’t look too bare or bland.
If something seems too ambitious, there’s no shame in going to an expert. Do your research and figure out what approach suits you best.
2. Consider the Flow of Your Garden
Gardens are improved by patios, paths, or stepping stones. They provide a transition of sorts between areas and make everything feel a bit more connected.
This is ideal for a party environment so no one has too much trouble taking beverages along with them from the kitchen.
Consider how the style of your pavings blends in with other elements, for example, a grey natural stone paving is quite neutral and adaptable to a lot of styles.
Cobbled stone laid in a random pattern of varied colours will create a natural, rustic, English country atmosphere. Alternatively, slabs in white, dark grey or black are perfect for a modern, sleek look.
Remember to consider the shape and space of your garden; we recommend stepping stones for smaller gardens.
3. Install a Lay-Z-Spa in Your Garden
Transform a garden from a mere plot of land into a lively and recreational space by installing a hot tub! Having a focal point like a swimming pool or hot tub improves the feng shui of your garden – they’re the first thing that will immediately draw the eye of any guest and make them go “wow!”.
Any water feature is an excellent aesthetic addition to your garden, but the function a Lay-Z-Spa provides is simply unmatched. Besides being the envy of your neighbours, the Lay-Z-Spa is a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together, host parties, or if you want to go solo, help you unwind after a long day at work.
The Lay-Z-Spa is one of the most high-quality cost-conscious options available on the market.
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4. Plan the Layout of Your Plants
As always, consider the size and shape of your garden before jumping into the design.
Trees are another feature that will draw the eye. Whether you want your own little woodland area or a focal point like a magnolia tree, there are plenty of options available.
Shrubbery is a great and simple way of providing structure for your garden, accenting the natural shape or even adding some shape if need be.
No matter the size of your outdoor area, flowers are important for filling in gaps and adding visual flair to your surroundings – and there are such a huge variety of flowers to choose from! If you’re a beginner, start small with petunias, sunflowers, and poppies and work your way towards more demanding plants.
Think through what colours you want, what season the plants bloom, and how much upkeep they need year-round.
5. Consider Garden Accessories
If your garden still feels incomplete, try adding accessories!
For those who are going to be spending a lot of time in the garden, you need to think about how to decorate with furniture. Whether you want a reading nook, outdoor dining area, or garden swing, there are plenty of ways you can utilise your space.
As with everything, think about the colour palette – pair green furniture to match your plants, with pops of red or pink to highlight your roses. Once you start bringing together all the elements in your garden, you will begin to create a stylistically cohesive design.
The most important accessory for people who want to spend their evenings outside is lighting. Fairy string lights are perfect for a magical, summer glow and look great when hung from tree branches.
Lampposts add a classic, traditional feel and add to the flow of any pavings.
Floor lighting is a lovely subtle touch for the ground or any deck panelling. Or for those who want something more environmentally conscious, there are plenty of solar lighting options to choose from.
We hope some of these ideas have inspired you on how to design your garden!