As with any home improvement project, the key to getting your garden landscaping right is planning and preparation, taking the time to sit down and really think about what you want from the space and what sort of needs you want it to fulfil.
Before you start shopping or spending any money, decide on whether you’re going to want a big garden shed, a vegetable patch, a greenhouse, a play area for the kids, a patio space for al fresco entertaining, a pond and so on, as this will help you figure out what sort of layout would be most appropriate.
It can also be helpful to have a long stroll around your garden with a notebook, writing down what you like about it and what you don’t, what you want to keep and what you’re keen to get rid of. At the same time, take note of sunny and shady spots, and any slopes in the ground, as this will help you work out what should go where.
Doing some research into the different features, materials and textures you might like to bring in can also help you organise your thoughts and build up a picture of what your garden will eventually look like. Stone, timber, concrete, tile, fencing – there’s a lot to think about. Using sites like Pinterest can help you see what other people have achieved.
A key consideration to take into account in the early planning stages is foot traffic and how you want this to flow through your garden. You can easily achieve this by laying down a pathway, or you could be a bit more avant-garde in your thinking and use trees, flower beds and shrubbery to direct people through the space.
For more tips and help with landscaping for your Chester home, get in touch with us here at LW Landscapes today.
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