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Top tips for garden design

Whether your starting a new garden or revamping your existing one these tips will help you push your garden design to the next level

Paint Your Fence

Painting you fence can have a huge impact on your garden. You can add a splash of colour, pale colours will make your garden feel bigger, brighter and have a calming effect, and dark colours can create impact and contrast

Shape Your Lawn

Lawns don't have to be boring rectangles running from fence to fence! Circles and ovals can make your borders feel larger and boundaries further away, while less formal curved shapes can feel more natural. For more formal designs consider the size and shape of your lawn and if it could be divided into more than one lawn or have a planting area in the centre

Patio Slab Size

Choose your patio slabs based on the size of the area they're covering, small slabs and tiles will make a smaller patio feel larger

Seclude Seating Areas

Add some privacy, shade and interest to seating areas by partially screening them, bordering with taller plants and using climbing plants on boundaries. You can also use these to frame the view you see from a seating area and highlight the stronger areas of your garden

Use Reflections

Water bowls and ponds are great for reflecting light into areas of your garden. Mirrors on boundaries can also help smaller gardens feel larger

Shape Borders

Like lawns, consider the shape and depths of your borders and planted areas. You can use them to create winding paths, divide areas and dictate the formality of your garden

Design For All Senses

Gardens are a treat for your eyes but you can take yours to the next level by incorporating elements of sound and scent. Running water is an obvious choice, but grasses and shrubs in areas that catch the breeze can add a rustling sound and encouraging wild birds are great too. Include plants for their scents as well as their looks and plant them near seating areas and path

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