Great garden design isn’t just about planning and planting. It’s also about how you make your outdoor living space a beautiful and relaxing place to be. We think it would be a great shame to miss out on your patio or garden when the weather turns chilly. So I have called in Tina Andlaw, home and garden stylist extraordinaire, to give us a few design tips on how to stay warm … [Read more...] about Patio Fires – How to Warm up Your Patio With Designer Accessories
To find out more about the Great Garden Formula course, please visit: https://successfulgardendesigncourses.com/great-garden-formula/ Does your patio look the way you want? Does it work with the rest of your garden or is it dull and boring? The SHAPE of your patio makes such a difference to the overall look of your garden. It's often THE most overlooked aspect of garden … [Read more...] about [DESIGN SHOW 14] Patio shapes that improve your garden
Last time we looked at contemporary paving ideas but if modern really isn't your thing and you want to create a more traditional feel for your garden, then the materials you use hold the main key to how your garden will look. Last time we discussed how using smooth paving with very straight edges creates a modern and contemporary feel, well the exact opposite is true if … [Read more...] about Paving ideas for traditional garden styles
If you'd like a modern and contemporary look to your garden, then it's very important that you choose the right hard landscaping materials. The landscape materials will often have more impact on how your garden will look than the overall design layout. For example, you could have a semicircular retaining wall and patio area, which on paper might look very modern, but if … [Read more...] about Paving ideas for contemporary garden styles
I’m often asked by clients if they would be better off with a patio or a deck for their garden. There isn't a definitive answer as to which is better because it depends on your location, tastes and lifestyle needs. But there are pros and cons to each which will help you decide. Here are some of the main things to consider: Patio Benefits Easy maintenance (if you've … [Read more...] about Patio or Deck – Which is Best?
Last week we looked at how to plan the perfect deck. This week it's the turn of planning the perfect patio. Just like with a designing a deck, a little bit of planning goes a long way when it comes to creating a great looking patio. Putting your ideas down on paper will save you a lot of time and, potentially, money, and will ensure you get your dream patio. Planning on paper … [Read more...] about How to Plan the Perfect Patio for Your Garden