Helpful tips for landscaping your garden

Everybody wants a beautiful garden, a cool green oasis from the hectic hustle and bustle of your day to day life.

A place where you and your family go to escape and unwind and get closer to natural, but redesigning your garden doesn’t have to be a total overnight transformation  or all to be done at once.

If you don’t have the money to shell out for a total redesign by a professional then the following advice can help you to plan what you need to do and the best way of going about resolving it.

Make a list of what needs doing and what you want in your garden
A wise man once said “A goal without a plan is just a dream” and nothing could be truer when doing any kind of garden work. It will pay to take a complete checklist of what needs doing in levels of priority.

Does the lawn need reseeding or re-turfing? Or maybe you need to repair some solid features like a wall or fountain. And then make a list of the things you would really like in your ideal garden, would you like a separated play space for your children to play ball-games?

Or maybe you’ve always dreamed of owning Koi Carp in a beautiful pond with a water feature? Before the real work begins, don’t be afraid to indulge your imagination.

Identify what you can do yourself and what you need professional help with

There will be a large majority of the work in which money can be saved by doing the work yourself, such as removing soil debris or reseeding your lawn.

However, there are some things that you will need to engage a professional to assist you; for example, tree removal not only requires specialized knowledge but also equipment that is far too complex or dangerous for non-contractors to use.

Also the actual process of chopping and removing the tree can not only potentially injure you, but also further damage your property. For more advice and information on this topic, check out a company like Lakeside Trees and Stumps, who specializes in large palm tree removals.

Come up with a consistent theme or design

When choosing what aesthetic elements you want to incorporate into your garden, ensure that the individual components of your garden all tie into a single, cohesive theme.

Otherwise you can risk having a garden that looks slightly patchwork or visually messy. Generally, you would have to choose things like what materials you want to focus on.

Do you want a wood-based theme with plenty of pagodas and decking to give a soft, warm and summery feel to your garden all year round?

Or maybe you prefer the elegant and timeless look of a stone-based design, with plenty of winding pathways and walls hewn from well-shaped and smooth bricks of whatever stone takes your fancy?

Or a mixture of both to capture elements of both styles? It’s all down to you in essence.