What to Consider When Designing Your Garden

Your garden should be just as important as every other room in your home. In summer, it can be a sanctuary where you can enjoy the sun and during the winter, you can appreciate its beauty changing from indoors. However, gardens don’t look beautiful on their own and require time and dedication to get them there.

Designing a garden is different from a room in the house and can be quite daunting if you don’t know where to start. Here is a guide to six things you should consider when designing your garden.

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Top Tips To Create The Perfect Outdoor Dining Area

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Alfresco dining is one of life’s simple pleasures. Even though the UK weather isn’t always on our side, we find ways to make it work. After all, is there something better than sharing a delicious meal with friends and family in a beautiful setting? Of course not. The only thing that can make it better is enjoying those moments from the comfort and privacy of your home.

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Create Your Ideal Family Garden

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While the benefits of playing outside for children may seem obvious, according to several surveys, many children in the UK don’t have regular access to outdoor playtime.

Experts have long been stressing the importance of active outdoor time to both the mental and physical health of children growing up. If you are an adult you may agree with me that the lure of digital technologies is just one of the many reasons why outdoor time is shrinking. Of course, there are benefits to both outdoor and indoor activities, in the same way, modern technologies have many advantages. The challenge is to achieve a balance.

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What Should I Be Planting in March?

March is considered to be the start of spring, with the days slowly lengthening and the sun feeling a little warmer. These extra hours of sunlight and warmth mean that you can spend a bit more time preparing your garden for summer.

Planting flowers, vegetables and shrubbery at the correct time of year is crucial for their growth. Planting your summer bulbs in spring allows for them to rest in warmer soil. However, many summer bulbs are susceptible to rotting so it’s important to place them in an area of your garden that has free-draining soil.

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Cleaning Your Patio

It’s getting to that time of year where everyone cannot wait for it to be summer. Warm evenings, a colourful garden and quality time spent outdoors. It sounds bliss, doesn’t it? That’s until you catch a glimpse of your green-tinged patio. Once you notice how dirty it is, you won’t be able to un-notice it.

That’s why we’ve put together this post to provide you with information on cleaning and maintaining your patio. Allowing you to enjoy those summer evenings and appreciate your garden in all its glory.

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How to Help Wildlife in Your Garden in Winter

You may not think that wildlife needs our help to survive throughout winter, but in actual fact, this is the time of year that they are most reliant on humans. As the weather starts to turn, there becomes less food available in the countryside to the overwintering wildlife, and by offering the correct food and shelter you can increase the diversity of creatures that appear in your garden.

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Hampton Court Show by Eden Landscapes

The famous Hampton Court Flower Show is the biggest flower show in the world and since 1990, when the first show was held, we Brits have been in love with the beautiful garden showcases and stunning natural designs.

At Eden Landscapes, we are exceptionally proud to say that we are sponsoring a garden and that we have been invited to construct a garden for the Hampton Court Flower Show!

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Conifers In The Garden

The first week in October was National conifer week and has just been celebrated in garden centres and nurseries across the country. Conifers had fallen out of fashion in the last few years and many people have come to dislike the ubiquitous ‘leylandii’ hedge, mostly because they have been neglected and become too large. But there are more to conifers than this.

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Colourful Winter displays

Now that the obvious charms of the summer container displays are losing their vibrancy it’s time to give the long months of winter some thought. With some careful consideration, there’s no reason why you can’t have colour and interest in pots and hanging baskets even on the coldest days.

Hanging baskets used to be packed away until the spring but these days they have much to offer all year round. There isn’t that much room so what you pick will need to come from a smaller pot and punch above its weight in what it can give you.

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How to Get Your Garden Looking Great In Winter

As the winter months are fast approaching so many of us will be looking out onto our gardens in despair; how has it gone from a beautiful summer paradise filled with colour to a baron wasteland devoid of life in a matter of weeks? Here at Eden Landscapes, we’re expert garden designers in Milton Keynes and we know the secrets of keeping your garden looking great all year round.

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Garrya The Servant of The Garden

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Whilst many of our favourite plants shout for our attention throughout the year some sit quietly in our gardens for most of the year with an air of modesty. They block unsightly views, they fill corners, they provide an evergreen background to more colourful cousins, they can filter out the noise and all without demanding much in return… until their one subtle moment of glory.

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Hellebores – The Winter Wonders in the Well Designed Garden

In the dark days of January & February when the cold drives us indoors, you might think that there isn’t much of interest going on in the garden. But you would be wrong.

The winter garden can have a lot to offer if planned right, especially with the help of a garden designer. And it’s now that the first signs of the new gardening season start to emerge and catch the eye. One of the stars of this time of year has to be the Hellebores in all their different guises, in flower and foliage they have a lot going for them and with a careful selection you can have flower colour from mid-winter through to early spring.

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Planting Ideas: New Garden Design

To take the plunge and have a new garden designed for you is a big step. It has many advantages though, not least of which is your chance to be involved and incorporate some of your own ideas into the garden design process. The whole point of your newly constructed garden is that with more of the new features that you want incorporating into it you should feel not only eager to be out in it and get more use from it but be comfortable in your new surroundings. The planting within the garden can influence this to a large degree.

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