6 Place to Find Inspiration for your Garden
If you’re planning a garden makeover it’s never too early to start collecting inspirational reference images. When we speak to a client who has these as a starting point it means we’re on the same page from the first meeting and can get straight to the fun part of working out how to make it happen. If you’re stuck for where to look, here are 6 ideas for where to find garden inspiration:
🌿 Pinterest - the ultimate site for inspiration, search by trends, garden styles and materials and get pinning to a dream garden board .
🌿 Magazines - go analogue and get mood boarding, or see if your local library offers free digital magazines (Dundee City Council does). Check out Modern Gardens and Home & Garden.
🌿 Instagram - if you know roughly what you’re looking for then you can search by that hashtag and see lots of real-world examples e.g. #timberpergola. Save or screenshot the ones you like for later.
🌿 Take a Walk - have a look around your own neighbourhood or a nearby area and see if you can find any inspiring gardens. If you do take pictures be mindful of the owners' privacy.
🌿 Gardening TV Shows - there are plenty to choose from, you’ll often find out about new trends and can research these elsewhere
🌿 National Trust/Historic Scotland/Open Garden Schemes - These gardens may well be a lot grander scale than your own planned makeover but it doesn’t mean you can’t take inspiration from them! Whether you find a little seating area that you love, a herb garden or a colour of stone paving take a photo and add it to your inspiration folder.
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.
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.
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?
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