If you're planning a garden makeover, a new border or working with a garden designer, you may have come across planting plans and wondered if they are worth investing your time or money into.
If you're creating your own one, you'll need to survey your garden, draw up a plan, and research potential plants.
Planting plans, or planting schemes, are used to determine which plants should go where in a garden. These can be simple and practical, to elaborate and decorative. There are many benefits of using one:
These are just a few reasons to use a planting plan when designing your garden. We offer planting plans as part of our garden design services if it's something you need help with.
This was quite a simple garden makeover as the clients wanted everything tidied up and kept neat and low maintenance, they decided they would like to re-use some of the existing materials too. The main patio uses Raveena sandstone, then this is used to tie in the other area used as edging on the step. The round patio was moved to the other section and this along with clearance and general tidying up has transformed the garden. The clients think so too:
"David did an outstanding job on our garden. From start to finish he went out of his way to communicate with us, sending us loads of information and ideas to choose from. He was always so enthusiastic when we were working out what we wanted to do with our garden, and he made great suggestions on what he thought would be best. Before, our garden was a complete eyesore and we had no idea of how to approach it. In our first meeting with David he talked us through loads of ideas that he had for the space. After we had decided on our plans David spent no time at all putting everything in place.
Maybe 2021 is the year you're going to get your garden makeover of dreams, if you aren't a fan of DIY then you're going to need a landscape gardener. ⠀
Where to start? You'll ask your friends and family, perhaps your neighbour had work done on theirs recently, you'll do some googling and might ask for recommendations on Facebook. ⠀
That's great, now you have a list of names! We would definitely recommend getting in touch with a few to see which is right for you. You'll want to check if they all offer free, no-obligation quotes but price isn't the only important factor. Here's 4 things to think about when making your decision:⠀
So there you have it, 4 things to think about when choosing a landscape gardener - and no, we aren't saying "choose us!" - there are many great landscape gardening businesses in Dundee and the surrounding areas. You just want to make sure you find the right one for your project.
We've already spoken about ways of looking out for birds over the winter months so now we're sharing some of our favourite garden accessories for our feathered friends to enjoy.⠀
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Something a little different for us - crazy paving. Using a natural sandstone, it adds character to these connecting pathways and patios in this garden makeover. It was certainly a new challenge but the end result is well worth it and the clients agree:
"We are absolutely delighted with the crazy paving and seated areas David created for us. I just smile when I look out of the window now!! Cannot recommend him highly enough. Very professional, high standard of work and work ethics. It’s a five star plus from us!!"
This front garden is unrecognisable after it’s transformation. So much neater, more secure and easy to maintain with a sandstone patio and concrete block wall. Here's what the clients had to say:
"Noble Landscapes did a great job with our garden David took us through the process step by step and kept us up to date with everything that was happening and asking if we were happy or need to change anything during the process Garden was finished to a high standard and we are extremely happy with the finished product, We would highly recommend Noble Landscapes for any work you need done."
The winter months can be very challenging for birds as they have to endure freezing temperatures, but there are some things we can do to make it a little easier for them.
Do you have any regular feathered visitors in your garden?
This corner of the garden was transformed into an all-year outdoor living space. A simple roofed lean-to pergola creates a shelter for enjoying the garden in all weather. Just add a heater and some cosy lighting and you’ll have a beautiful space for these chillier nights. Especially handy when you want to socialise with current restrictions!
You can see a behind the scenes video on our Instagram here.
Do you have a fire pit or similar in your garden? We’ve rounded up a selection which might inspire you. Jilly likes no. 5 but David prefers no. 4. Which is your favourite?
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