A big part of what the Lifestyles Gardens Design & Build team does, is help clients figure out exactly what they want out of their outdoor spaces. After all, no two Weybridge property owners are wholly alike – some want a blossoming green space in which they can exercise their green thumb all year round, while others want to have paving and fencing contractors install artificial lawns and various hard landscaping features to create lots of usable, but low-maintenance space for entertaining. Everyone’s garden landscaping needs are different, and we’re sure to take them into account whatever project we’re delivering. We don’t do one-size-fits-all!
So in this article, for the benefit of Weybridge homeowners who may only have just started thinking about how they want to reimagine their gardens, we’ve provided some tips that will hopefully help the process and get ideas flowing. To discuss your own ideas or learn more about how we can serve you as the area’s premier garden landscaping, hard landscaping, paving and fencing contractor – give us a call on 020 3478 8444.
Consider Space – Even the most blessed of Weybridge property owners has a finite amount of space to work with when it comes to their front and rear gardens, so it pays to think about how you can maximise its usage. Some existing paving or hard landscaping features may be taking up too much space, and you may want to remove them altogether to get a blank slate to work with. New features should look to really optimise the space, but at the same time beware overcrowding a small garden with too many features – it’ll look chaotic and poorly thought out.
Choose a Theme – The best gardens around Weybridge have a very distinct theme. It might be a clean, minimalistic aesthetic where a paving and fencing contractor ensures every aspect of the garden corresponds with a particular colour scheme. Alternatively, you might opt for a classic English country garden look, with rustic furniture, hard wood decking and some of the nation’s best-loved flowers arranged in a careful and attractive planting scheme.
Keep it Consistent – Most property professionals agree that a home should be consistent in design and style, meaning an outdoor space should really be an extension of the indoor space. There are many ways that a garden landscaping expert like Lifestyle Gardens Design & Build can accomplish this. For example, by building hard landscaping features out of stone with a similar colour to indoor wallpaper/paints. Or, by implementing garden furniture with a similar style and colour to indoor furniture.
Maintenance – How much time do you have available to keep your garden landscaping and hard landscaping features well maintained? If the answer is “not much”, then it may be worth choosing features and products known for being low-maintenance. For example, artificial lawns can be a godsend for Weybridge homeowners who lack the time or inclination to water, de-weed and fertilise a lawn (not to mention keeping it free from pests etc). All those tasks add-up, both in terms of time and money.
Budget – As with any property improvement, it’s important that before calling in a paving or fencing contractor, you have a set budget in mind for what you want to do. This might be even more important with garden landscaping / hard landscaping projects than similar design and build projects, as once you start improving your garden it can be difficult to stop! Let budget influence the materials you choose – it might be better to opt for a cheaper type of stone or wood to ensure that you don’t shoot well over the total cost you’re aiming for.