So, you’ve got an outdoor space with a lot of potential? Here are some of the best garden styles to help you create the most relaxing outdoor retreat!
What to think about when planning your garden
Your garden is a fantastic place to relax, especially when you’ve spent time making it perfect. When it comes to gardening, there are many elements to consider. There are so many fantastic benefits of gardening, from physical to mental benefits.
Spending time in outdoor spaces is the perfect way to enjoy fresh air, especially in warm weather. Here are some things to think about when planning your garden.
- Grass space/paving
- Outdoor furniture
- Colour scheme
It can be beneficial to draw out garden plans before you begin. This can help to reduce the risk of forgetting about certain elements and then struggling to find space for them.
When you create a plan, you can also note down the dimensions of each area so that you know how much extra space you will have.
Remember that re-doing your garden doesn’t mean you need to spend lots of money. Why not look into second-hand items and get involved in a DIY project – there are so many options!
Outlining your garden design
Outlining your garden can feel like a big job, but it doesn’t need to be, especially when you can use FlexiBorder! FlexiBorder can be used to separate areas of your garden, create a neater design and frame focal points.
Our garden border edging is available in a range of colours to suit your garden’s design. It can be used for straight edges, curved edges and corners now too – with FlexiCorner. We’ve created a product that’s robust and made to last, so you won’t need to worry about constant replacements.
Made from recycled rubber, you’re doing your bit for the environment while simply organising your garden. Our strong design means that FlexiBorder is weather-resistant and lawnmower-friendly. Have you ever thought about creating a vertical garden?
BEST Garden Styles to Consider
Calming garden retreat
We’re thinking you can dress your garden with a beautiful hammock and a place to read or complete other hobbies. This is the perfect way to design a small garden for those who really want to enjoy it.
We’d recommend sticking to lighter colours to create a relaxing atmosphere. Blue and violet are often recognised for their calming properties. You can continue this theme when designing your flower beds too. Add fairy lights for an even more relaxing retreat.
If you’re thinking about having a garden with country vibes, you might want to consider using lots of plants. Climbing plants and wall planters can be a great addition to these gardens. On a subtle colour base, you can add flowers with exotic colours to make the garden pop.
Cottage-inspired gardens may have paved areas to guide visitors. You can easily incorporate lawn edging into this design. A garden bench with outdoor pillows would add lots of character to your perfect garden retreat.
An old tree stump with lights nearby is a great way to accentuate your personal style. Consider adding a rattan tray to hold refreshments and outdoor meals.
A white background is going to give your garden a fantastic base for this style. We’re thinking of beautiful blue and pink flowers to add wow factor to your escape.
This type of garden will go perfectly with our terracotta lawn edging. If you’re planning a seating area, you might choose to go with metal options. You could add a patio area or tiles so it’s ready for use whenever you need it. Patio lanterns will surely spark guests’ visual interest.
If you plan on creating a tropical-style garden, you need to add lots of green. In between greenery, you can add beautiful orange and yellow flowers.
You can add some funky garden furniture to brighten up the space. To continue with the green backyard oasis theme, why not look at our green garden edging?
When finding tropical plants, you’ll need to choose plants that are easy to maintain. Who says you can’t enjoy the tropics in winter?
Some people also decide to add a garden room to their own outdoor space. There are so many fantastic options for those wanting to create a stylish garden room.
Don’t forget that garden lights can have a huge impact on how your outdoor space looks. Additionally, use a mixture of soil plants and potted plants to add more dimension to your garden.
Extras to add to your secret hideaway
- Water feature
- A bird feeder
- Fire pit
- Plush cushions
- Fragrant flowers
- Large potted plants
- Heating options
- Dining areas
We hope this blog has been helpful regarding the best garden styles. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to know more about our impressive lawn edging solution.