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Principles of Garden Landscaping Design

When designing a landscape, there are some basic principles which can be considered to help achieve the outdoor space of your dreams. The same principles can be applied regardless of the size and scale of the project.  By spending some time designing the landscape you can create a garden which is not only functional for your needs, but is visually striking, straightforward to maintain, and fits your budget.   Determine Priorities When designing a landscape, have a clear view on what you are looking to achieve and what you want out of your garden. By determining your priorities you can [...]

By |July 31st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

Choosing the Best Herbs For Your Garden

Herbs are a wonderful addition to a garden. Whether growing them for culinary reasons, for attractive and fragrant borders, or to attract bees to the garden, herbs are often easy to grow and maintain. When landscaping a garden consider which herb is best suited for the function you want it to perform. Kitchen Gardens Using a freshly picked herb straight from your garden when cooking is hard to beat. There are many favourite varieties which are staples of a kitchen garden.  Basil is a classic summer herb, easy to grow in pots and a lovely garnish to many dishes. A [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Flowers, Front Gardens, Garden Art, Grasses|

Planting for a Butterfly Garden

Seeing butterflies flitting around is one of the joys during the summer months. If you are considering a butterfly garden when landscaping your outdoor space, the plants butterflies prefer tend to be ones which are easy to grow.  Attracting butterflies in to your garden can be reassuring too, as they are good indicators of a healthy environment. They will also pollinate your flowers and help attract birds to your garden looking for food. Plants for a Butterfly Garden When landscaping a butterfly garden, you need to consider the larva stage of their life cycle as well as the adult stage. [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|Categories: Flowers, Front Gardens, Garden Art, Insects|

Beautifying Your Pathways

The pathways around your home serve their purpose, but flowers along the edging can bring colour and fragrance to this otherwise utilitarian space. Imagine these mini-gardens alongside the tiles, pavers, and hardscapes. Year-round, flowers will soften those lines as they appeal to the senses. By creating a beautiful border, your entire yard will be more attractive without being a chore. Here are a few examples of plants and shrubs which can enhance the visual appeal to your pathways. Lavender Lavender remains a favourite when planting borders. Its low height and abundance of colour make it a popular choice to line [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

Planting for an Impressionist Garden

When landscaping a garden, by using plant and shrub varieties with different coloured blooms you can achieve a striking visual impact.  By combining wildflowers and herbaceous perennials you can make a section of your garden resemble a beautiful painting from an impressionist master such as Claude Monet. His 1873 depiction of the Poppy Field immediately provokes images of the perfect summer scene. It is a scene which can be quite simple to replicate when landscaping your own garden. The Common Poppy It is hard to imagine this popular flower was once considered just a weed. Its vibrant red flowers are [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Flowers, Garden Art, Transformations|

Things to Consider When Pruning Trees

The summer months have arrived and you are finally enjoying being back out in the garden. You can see there are a number of jobs to attend with all the new growth coming through -- including the trees. Part of landscaping your garden will be pruning the trees, but before you head straight in to this job you should consider the best time of year to prune a tree. Why Prune? Pruning has a number of benefits including safety, as you will be removing damaged or diseased branches which could cause harm if they fall. Pruning also helps the shape [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Transformations, Trees|

The Sweetest-Smelling Flowers for the Garden

One of the pleasures of gardening is the accompanying scents from your flowers and shrubs. By taking in to consideration when different plants bloom while landscaping your borders, you can ensure your garden is filled with pleasant aromas the whole year round. Many plants will attract bees and butterflies, too. Border Plants Lavender is a garden favourite, a summer perennial ideal for borders and lining garden paths, releasing its gorgeous aroma when brushed. There are many varieties, but planted in the correct conditions lavender requires little maintenance.  Wallflowers are another garden favourite which are easy to grow, providing lovely shades [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Flowers, Garden Art|

Summer Perennials for the Garden

Summer perennials add wonderful colour and fragrance to the garden. When landscaping your garden summer perennials offer colourful blooms year upon year. They can make for simpler gardening as they are often easy to maintain and mean less work compared to the need to replace annual plants every year.  There is a rich abundance of choice when considering which perennials will fit your garden design. When landscaping your outdoor space think about the colour combinations you desire, the quantity of sunlight different areas are exposed to and the different heights the plants will reach. A landscape designer can create a [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

Creating Your Ideal Summer Outdoor Dining Area

Outdoor dining during the summer months is one of the joys of having an outdoor space. When landscaping a garden there are many options you can consider in order to include an area where you may enjoy meals surrounded by the fruits of your gardening effort. Whether you want a picture postcard country cottage style courtyard or a modern alfresco dining patio, a landscaping professional can help you design just what you desire. Find the Right Setting While proximity to the home when designing a summer dining area is useful for carrying the meals in and out, look to make [...]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Hillside Landscaping: Concerns & Solutions

A home looking over a sloping garden can offer stunning views and be a prime reason why you bought the house. However, landscaping a sloping garden requires different considerations compared to an area of flat land. Water run-off, soil erosion and soil integrity can be some of the problems which need to be addressed for successful gardening on sloping grounds. Remember the View If one of the primary reasons you bought a house was for the view then you want to make sure you maintain that view in your landscaping plans. Take the time to carefully position all new planting [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Small Gardens|

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