THINK LIKE AT HOME WITH YOUR GARDEN DESIGN

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THINK LIKE AT HOME WITH YOUR GARDEN DESIGN
  • THINK LIKE AT HOME WITH YOUR GARDEN DESIGN

Every garden designer has his/her own approach to designing a garden. You can make a very difficult story out of it. But also very simple sketches and experience in practice how the lines turn out.

We believe that well-thought-out design is simply a profession in which you can use the necessary imagination. One method you could try is to consider your garden as your living room. The ground is your floor, the garden partitions are the walls and the roof of your garden (pergolas and trees) is the ceiling.
With the various choices, you have to take into account the cohesion, costs, maintenance, sustainability, practicality, privacy, personal preference and climate control, just like at home. We’ll go through the choices with you!

THE FLOOR (PATHS, TERRACES AND PLANTS)

  • The coherence with the rest of your interior.
    Brick and natural stone are easy to combine and look much more natural than, for example, pattern tiles or sturdy concrete stones.
  • The cost picture.
    Gravel is cheaper than the construction of wooden decking.
  • Sustainability.
    How long will it last? Does the paving contribute to better drainage of rainwater?
  • The maintenance.
    Not every type of stone can be grouted to prevent weeds.

THE WALLS (THE GARDEN PARTITIONS)

  • The coherence with the rest of your garden.
    A metal plate fence is really something different than a romantic garden wall with roses.
  • The cost picture .
    A privet hedge is much cheaper than a plastered garden wall.
  • The durability.
    A fencing made of fan wood does not last long. A hedge is a perfect shelter for birds, butterflies and all kinds of other beneficial insects.
  • The maintenance.
    If you don’t have to paint, (climbing) plants can also just do their thing.
  • The practical use.
    You can combine the wall with a roof or decorative shelf space.
  • The need for greenery.
    Two thirds of your garden should be planted. Hedges and espaliers can be the solution in small gardens.
  • The privacy.
    Consult with the neighbors in advance and, for example, limiting ambient noise ensure a tailor-made choice.

THE CEILING (THE ROOF OF YOUR GARDEN WITH PERGOLAS AND TREETOPS)

  • The coherence with the rest of your garden.
    Peeled softwood as a pergola has a different look than galvanized pipes.
  • The cost picture.
    A shaped tree in a slightly larger size is much more expensive than a shade cloth or parasol.
  • The durability.
    Hardwood posts last a long time, metal posts even longer.
  • The maintenance. Shaped trees must be pruned every year (to height).
  • The privacy.
    Do you really need ‘a roof’ to prevent privacy?
  • The combination options.
    A pergola has several positive extras such as connecting all the elements, making a covered seat, hanging a swing.
  • The climate control.
    Without a ‘roof’, your garden might get too hot.

THE INTERIOR (DECORATION AND ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS SUCH AS POND, LIGHTING, FURNITURE)

  • The coherence with the rest of the garden.
    If you have opted for wood, metal and brick in the floor and wall, then honest and pure furniture also fits.
  • The cost picture.
    A swimming pond is cheaper than a self-cleaning ready-to-use bath.
  • The durability.
    Choose perennials, naturalizing flower bulbs and a wadi for the excess water.
  • The maintenance.
    A lawn requires more care time than ground covers. You hardly need to do anything about furniture that is allowed to age.
  • The practical use.
    A sandbox can become a pond in the future. At the place of the trampoline, you will soon make an interchangeable border with herbs and picking flowers.

THE LINES ARE NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT

We see some do-it-yourself designers struggling endlessly with the interplay of lines. And while it can have an impact, it’s not the most important. The choice of plants and materials, their quantity, size and location determine the feeling in your garden. You will certainly be doing yourself and your garden a disservice if you do not get certain garden elements ‘fitted in’ at the expense of beautiful straight and curved lines.

If you are looking for more tips and information, please visit:

  • Garden design, tips and tricks
  • How to design a small garden
  • How do I design a front yard
  • What is involved in a garden design
  • Ideas for a small garden
  • design

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