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When it comes to garden design, the possibilities afforded to property owners aren’t limited by the size of the area. Through careful planning and curation, every square foot of your garden can be utilised to create a functional, flourishing and fun space!
Whether you want a place to socialise, retreat with a good book, a play area for the kids or to improve privacy levels, incorporating hardscaping elements can totally transform a garden.
This article will look into the ways you can introduce hardscaping into your garden space to give it a modern, luxurious look.
Hardscaping is a term used to describe the non-plant, man-made structures used in landscaping. Extending beyond the greenery and plants, there is a wide range of hardscaping options available to give your garden a contemporary, stylish look. These include – but are not limited to – the following:
Your garden is an extension of your home’s living space, where you can entertain family and friends, dine alfresco or enjoy some peace and quiet. Incorporating hardscaping elements such as those listed above can create dedicated areas or ‘rooms’ within the garden to provide different spaces, each with its own purpose.
When it comes to the aesthetics of your hard landscaping, natural materials such as stone and wood will complement the rest of your outdoor space seamlessly. For example, mixing different sizes and types of stone for your new patio or paving adds texture and character without looking out of place – you might even inspire your neighbours to do the same!
Covering a fence, wall or trellis with climbing plants such as vines, honeysuckle and ivy will inject some colour and texture into your hardscaping, and will give your garden another dimension through high rise style. No matter the positioning of your garden, there are different climbing plants that thrive in different environments, from plenty of shade to full sunshine.
It doesn’t matter what size your garden is, careful planning through garden design will utilise all available space so nothing feels cluttered or cramped. Rushing straight into installing walls, patios and fencing without sufficient planning can cause the final result to look messy and chaotic. Every aspect of the project needs to be carefully designed so that the overall look can be reviewed and any changes can be made prior to work taking place.
By paying close consideration to the layout and purpose of the garden, hardscaping elements can be properly positioned to avoid the risk of any mistakes being made.
Here at GardenScapes, we provide precision garden design and landscape construction services throughout Guildford, Reigate and the surrounding areas. From the initial consultation and design proposal right through to the onsite survey and final installation, we will facilitate the entire process so you receive the results you want, on time and within budget. We will listen closely to your individual needs and turn your dream garden into a reality. To find out more or to book an appointment, simply get in touch with our experienced team today.
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Gardenscapes are still open for Contactless Surveys & Quotations – we can arrange video surveys online to give you a quotation. Once restrictions are lifted, we will then be able to visit and fulfill any landscaping projects. Call us today on 01932 485 273 for expert advice!