If you have never designed a garden, you might find all the options a little daunting. If this sounds familiar, it may help you to think of the space in your yard as you would a room in your home. This is because many of the same principles that apply to the inside of a home apply outside too. If you are thinking of landscaping your garden this Autumn, then here are some top tips to help you:
1. Make a Plan
The first thing you need to do before you start landscaping your garden is to make a plan of what you want your garden to look like. Think about things like:
- the type of plants you want to include
- whether you want a seating area in your garden
- whether you want to install sprinkler pipes under the soil
Once you know what you want your garden to look like, you can make a plan of what needs doing first. For example, if you want to install sprinkler pipes in your garden, then you will need to hire a hydraulic trench digger and put these pipes in before any other work takes place.
2. Clear Your Yard
Your next job is to clear your yard. Remove any old furniture, pavers, walls, sheds, fences, plants, and shrubs that you no longer require.
If you are planning on doing this work yourself, then it is important to remember to use the correct equipment for the job. For example, you will need a 15kg Jackhammer to demolish a concrete patio and a demolition saw to cut sections into a brick or concrete wall.
3. Use a Range of Plants
When it comes to designing a garden, it is advisable to use a diverse range of plants that bloom at different times of the year. If all your plants bloom at the same time, your garden will not be attractive all year round.
4. Add a Seating Area
One of the best pieces of advice we can give you when it comes to landscaping a garden is to add a seating area. Installing a seating area away from your home provides an outdoor escape.
5. Connect Areas with Walkways
Instead of walking across your lawn, resulting in patches of dead grass, create an attractive walkway. You could use paving stones, bricks, crushed stones, or concrete to construct your pathway.
There is no better time of year than Autumn to start planning your landscape. A smart landscape will not only boost your home’s curb appeal, but it can also add interest to your lawn. While many people think that landscaping is expensive, you do not have to spend a fortune to make a big impression. Simply follow some of our top tips above and you will have your garden looking amazing in no time.