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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|

Creating a Contemporary Garden Design

If your home has the clean and minimalist design of the modern home, you’ll be looking for a garden that reflects that style.  After all, the garden is an outdoor space connecting us to nature, but also providing an extension of the home in which to relax and entertain. It should be personal yet connect with the surrounding landscape -- while offering a level of gardening maintenance that suits your lifestyle. With thoughtful use in planting and garden fixtures, you can include colour and warmth to a contemporary garden design.   Planting to Add Warmth Modern design often employs stone [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Garden Art, Places, Small Gardens|

The Japanese Garden

This classic garden provides a calm refuge with natural elements that encourage contemplation and symbolize renewal, wonder, and beauty.  Stones are symbols of longevity and the ever-present forces of nature, providing the garden with an anchor. With stones, we can create a landscape for cascading water, with small hills, a stream, and a pond. Image by Drobek226 from Pixabay Water symbolizes continuity with the hereafter. Cascading water, streams and ponds with koi or carp fish providing a flash of gold colour. The cascades also have a practical purpose, as clear, circulating water helps keep the air fresh during summer months. [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Garden Art, Places, Small Gardens|

Designing Your Dream Cottage Garden

For many of us, the image of the cottage garden with its warm colours, its links to a time gone by, and its self-sufficiency is idyllic. Yet this style of garden is in reach of us all, however small or large the plot. While the romantic image of the cottage garden may have certain defining features, the beauty within the design is there are no rules. With a little planning and minimal upkeep you can create the garden of your dreams. Features of a Cottage Garden This traditional style of garden was born out of practicality and most people will [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Garden Art, Places, Small Gardens|

Garden Planning? Consider Sand & Gravel

By planning our gardens with sustainability in mind, we help to preserve natural resources and take some of the pressure off the natural environment. Thoughtful landscaping can encourage wildlife, reduce water use, prevent soil erosion and reduce the need for chemical fertilisers and pesticides.  By planning with nature in mind you can use the plants and materials which best utilise your garden plot while also best helping the natural environment. Sand and gravel are two of the more commonly used materials in garden design and with a little thought to how you employ them and their source you can make [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Garden Art|

Small Trees for the Garden

Trees add so much character to a garden. The abundant varieties of trees and shrubs available means even the smallest of gardens can enjoy the pleasures trees add to any plot.  However, research is key to finding the best trees for your garden, the varieties best suited for your garden space and soil, plus the amount of sunlight the garden receives. Consider the height a tree will reach as it matures and how this will affect the rest of the garden and any nearby buildings. Think about what you want from the tree, as perhaps you may want it for [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

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