Most of us has looked at beautiful gardens and wondered how we can have the same. Landscaped gardens can be achievable if we follow the steps below:
1. Create a clear vision of what you want to achieve
Choosing a theme for your own garden is the first thing you should do before you start any landscaping. Once you have decided on a theme, the rest should just follow.
2. Visualise the vision
You can do this by creating a mood board by either cutting pictures from magazines or printing them off the internet. You can also create one online through Pinterest which has a lot of interesting photos and articles you can get ideas from. Having a mood board gives you a clearer idea on what you really want to achieve and the look you want to go for.
3. Finalise your mood board
After looking into a lot of different photos and reading articles, it is time to rate everything. Finalise your list by leaving out the ideas that you like the most. This might be a bright garden, cluttered, minimalist, country, city garden or modern. Remove the items in your mood board that does not fit into the pattern. This can be a bit tricky but this part is very important so you can be left with the exact theme you wish to have.
4. Three colour rule
Sticking to a three colour rule is the way to have a stylish garden. Be strict for the colours you choose for your plants, pots, and anything else that you want to put in your garden. Look at your mood board and pick out the top three colours that stand out more among the others. The most common three colours for gardens is grey, green and white. This makes the garden look very bright and airy which is what most of us want to achieve. For others who want it to be a bit more on the colourful side, they swap grey for orange. Having a three colour rule will help you find it easier to pick out your plant, paint, paving, and accessories choices.
5. Walls and boundaries
Boundaries can either be walls, hedges or fences. It is a massive factor in the look you want to achieve for your garden. Designers tend to do a lot of work in these areas that is why in most gardens, it is the most prominent thing that we see. Take your time to plan out what you want to do in these boundaries to make sure that it will draw the whole thing together. It will be well worth it to invest on this by either replacing or repainting what you may already have. Ideally, the aim should be to use this large surface area to make your garden look bright and light.
To achieve a beautiful garden, the top tip designers give is to make light essential in your garden. The reason why fences and walls are to be well thought of because it’s large surface area can either suck up light or bounce it back. Dark coloured walls and red bricks turn light away. It is crucial to remember that the more white and reflective surfaces you have, the brighter and lighter your garden will be. This will make it look cleaner and much more pleasing to the eye.
7. No hoarding
Time to declutter your garden. Observe all the pieces that you have put out by taking photos of your garden. Are there loads of unnecessary clutter like old pots, countless accessories or unneeded chairs? It is time to take a move and get rid of those. Decluttering is essential to achieve a designed look.
8. Trim your trees
Do you have any trees in your garden? It is the perfect time to look into having it trimmed or removed if it is already a cause for danger. Any stumps that have also been left behind should also be removed now.
Once you have gotten rid of your old clutter, it is time to set up a whole new clutter by wisely choosing new things to enhance the look of your garden. Go back to your mood board and see what you have there that you really liked and it is time to put them in. These might be water features, outdoor lanterns, garden seating, and loads of other little garden decor that you find attractive. However, do not just pick anything. Examine each item and make sure they match the colour tone you have.
10. Special pots
One element to make your garden look its best is to have your pots set out to match your theme and colour tone. You should have a system in where you would put these pots, may it be lining them up by threes or fives, etc. There are bold and structured containers that can be used as pots and once they are filled up they will be a key ingredient in making your garden look very fancy. There are loads of ideas to be checked out from pinterest that are worth looking at to achieve this.
11. Designer danger
Do not be afraid to go for boldness. Be brave and pick out that stunning piece that caught your eye. One unique furniture or garden decor would be a nice final touch for your garden. This will complete the look and will now be ready for your relaxation and enjoyment.