[DESIGN SHOW 4] – Garden Makeover Ideas

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This Garden Design Show episode features the second quick-sketch challenge. In ten minutes or less, designer Rachel Mathews will come up with as many landscape design ideas as she can for a viewer’s garden in the UK, near Cardiff.

You’ll be able to see how to do a simple garden makeover on a budget. Rachel will plan the garden from scratch, giving ideas on how to best utilise the space in your garden. Rachel will show you how to make your garden look more visually interesting by using some cunning design tricks. She’ll also show you how you can get a feel of the perspective, to help you visualise how your finished garden will look.

She will also discuss the costs of getting your garden built as well as how you can reduce costs to work to your budget. This episode also covers how to create a low-maintenance garden, that suits your home and tastes.

Rachel will also give you the answer to the question featured in the last episode and tell you what it was that made the garden modern and not traditional.

What Would You Like to See Covered in Future Shows?

I’d love to get your ideas for future shows so that this can be as beneficial to you as possible. Leave a comment me know what topics you’d like me to delve into in future episodes in the comment boxes below?

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About Rachel Mathews

Professional international garden designer for over 20 years. My mission is to de-mystify garden design and make it easy for people to successfully design their own garden - without needing to spend a fortune!

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  1. Successful Garden Design says:
  2. haitham masters says:

    So beautiful

  3. Scally Wag says:

    Great comment about not stopping the eye at the edge of the patio, please
    continue and address what would be better/best solution? (plants to soften
    the edge? ) 🙂

    Fabulous series, too, am thrilled and am telling all my friends!

    • Successful Garden Design says:

      Thanks Scally. You can use plants to soften the edge, my preferred option when there is a change in level is to use steps to take the eye up from one level to another. In this instance there was no need to have the log edging, so I would just remove it and have clear lines of sight to the lawn in some places and planting, as you suggest in others.

  4. Successful Garden Design says:

    Thanks Scally. You can use plants to soften the edge, my preferred option when there is a change in level is to use steps to take the eye up from one level to another. In this instance there was no need to have the log edging, so I would just remove it and have clear lines of sight to the lawn in some places and planting, as you suggest in others.

  5. Peter Nelson says:

    very good Thank you, your a great Garden Designer, I hope to be as good
    some day, good taist in music too.

  6. Peter Nelson says:

    very good Thank you, your a great Garden Designer, I hope to be as good some day, good taist in music too.

  7. nirav dinmali says:

    At 15:35 you reduced the size of the circle around the pond saying
    something in relation with the deck. It was not clear. Could you please
    explain.

  8. nirav dinmali says:

    At 15:35 you reduced the size of the circle around the pond saying something in relation with the deck. It was not clear. Could you please explain.

  9. Successful Garden Design says:

    +Nirav dinmali – I’m not able to respond your comment directly as you’ve
    commented via Google+ so I hope you see the answer here! I made the pond
    area smaller because it looked better – more in proportion to the rest of
    the garden. When you cut into a lawn you need to do it enough to make it
    worthwhile and I was only doing it a tiny bit which on reflection I decided
    didn’t work – so I hope that answers your questions.

  10. Successful Garden Design says:

    +Nirav dinmali – I’m not able to respond your comment directly as you’ve commented via Google+ so I hope you see the answer here! I made the pond area smaller because it looked better – more in proportion to the rest of the garden. When you cut into a lawn you need to do it enough to make it worthwhile and I was only doing it a tiny bit which on reflection I decided didn’t work – so I hope that answers your questions.

  11. Pankaj Gamit says:

    Can u give me idea …i can send my garden photo.

  12. Varga Attila says:

    interesting points ,if anyone else trying to find out simple front yard
    landscaping ideas try Loctavan Beautiful Landscape Strategy (do a google
    search ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my mate got
    amazing success with it.

  13. Miniature Kew Garden says:

    Love how you design this garden Rachel! Thanks!

  14. arabicfornonarabic.blogspot.com says:

    Hello,
    I like your work ….but I have a question …which tool do you use to
    produce the final clean deliverable design ?…..autocad ? ….other
    programs?

  15. arabicfornonarabic.blogspot.com says:

    Hello,
    I like your work ….but I have a question …which tool do you use to produce the final clean deliverable design ?…..autocad ? ….other programs?

  16. nick van de vusse says:

    By far the best educational material with regards to garden design on
    YouTube. Thank you so much for adding value to my journey. Nick

  17. nick van de vusse says:

    By far the best educational material with regards to garden design on YouTube. Thank you so much for adding value to my journey. Nick

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