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Having been serving as the leading hard landscaping, garden landscaping and fencing contractor in Hampstead for over 20 years, Lifestyle Gardens Design & Build has seen a vast array of gardens. Providing everything from artificial lawns and planting to paving and decking, we find the ideal solution for every space. Sometimes, clients want to update an existing scheme which they are bored with, or which they find impractical. Other times, new homeowners are looking for a major facelift to a long-neglected garden. Whatever the situation, there are a number of pitfalls that one can stumble into.
To help homeowners avoid some common landscaping blunders, we’ve provided some design dos and don’ts below. For professional assistance with anything from initial design to artificial grass and on-going maintenance, don’t hesitate to get in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do Mix Up Your Flowers
Even when called in purely for the hard landscaping and paving side of a project, or in our capacity as fencing contractors, we still place an emphasis on where plants will be located. After all, this informs the style, colour and position of products used for garden landscaping.
We recommend Hampstead homeowners mix up their plants, choosing those which complement each other in terms of colour, scent and season. For example, spring flowers like daffodils will bloom early, but keep in mind that petunias or daisies will take a little longer.
Don’t Combine Styles
For planting schemes, variation and creativity is great, but be careful not to mix too many hard landscaping / paving styles because this creates an inconsistent design. Gardens which are half traditional and half minimalist are unlikely to be successful by professional standards.
Consider what will be the centrepiece of your garden design and blend in other minor aspects. The wisdom goes as such: if every element of a garden is a centrepiece, then none of them are! Balance major features like water fountains, expansive artificial lawns and decking, with fences, flower beds and trellises.
Do Make a Solid Plan
When undertaking garden landscaping, it is important to make sure work is properly planned before jumping in. One of the major things that a hard landscaping and fencing contractor does, for example, is take time to consider how every element of a design will fit together. Taking into account customer ideas and requirements, we ensure all aspects of garden design in Hampstead and the surrounding areas provide the desired result.
Don’t Plant Before Finishing Hard Landscaping
Any garden landscaping project should follow a distinct process, with hard landscaping and paving taking priority. This is because they provide the basic canvas around which decorative features and planting are designed. For this reason, plants should be bought after these initial stages, including any work carried out by a fencing contractor.
Do Consider Pets
Many plants are poisonous to pets, and water features can also be a hazard. It’s very important that customers in Hampstead give thought to their pets’ needs and implement any necessary safety measures. It is also vital to ensure cats and dogs will have enough room to run around and relax outside. Consider integrating artificial lawns within wider garden landscaping plans. They’re a pet friendly option which won’t get dug up and ruined by intrepid hounds.
There are many further aspects to effective garden design. For more tips or assistance with anything from artificial lawns to paving and hard landscaping, including our work as fencing contractors, get in touch.