In our post ‘Summer 2017’s Top Garden Trends,’ we explained why more Brits are now spending time in their gardens – the weather last month was the warmest in more than three decades.
Among the trends mentioned was how to utilise space for different purposes, and easy ways to accomplish this task is by sectioning off your garden. Creating different sections not only provides you with a slew of separate areas, it can also make your garden look much tidier and prettier.
Start by visualising
When observing the area, Turf Unlimited emphasised that you don’t need to consider it as one big space. You can start by making a list of what you want to put in your garden. Will it be exclusive to decorative plants or do you intend to allot a small portion for growing produce?
After finalising what your garden will look like, the next step is to designate the spaces. For instance, the practical thing to do is have a recreational area close to the house so your children can play there and so it’s easily accessible. It’s also advisable to place the soil beds for produce along the edges or at the end of the garden so the plants are less likely to get damaged.
Creating the sections
There are numerous ways to divide your garden into sections. One way is to create pathways. You can place stones or an array of potted plants which will help divide the sections.
You could also erect solid barriers although House Beautiful specified that they can make your garden appear smaller. An alternative would be to place lawn edging which is a neat and effective way to mark and separate the different sections of your garden without blocking visibility. There are many kinds to choose from so you can pick the style that matches your garden’s theme. And depending on the type, the chances are they will last for years especially the ones made from softwoods and timber. Screwfix features various different types of lawn edging and what’s evident is that they are now built to be very durable, lasting up to 15 years. Placing long-term dividers in your garden can save you the hassle of having to replace substandard edging and it is now a very cost-effective not to mention subtle way to divide your garden up into sections.
Adding the finishing touches
After creating the sections for your garden, it’s now time for the finishing touches, which will truly make your garden look unique. In another Addicted to Property blog post, we highlighted additions like sun awnings and gazebos which are as functional as they are eye-catching.
There’s also the possibility of installing archways and pergolas, which David Domoney mentioned are great for creating intimate seating areas. Add some climbing plants that will wrap around them and you will achieve a more natural look. Just remember to avoid fast-growing creepers if you want to reduce the frequency in which you have to prune.
All in all, sectionalising your garden will significantly enhance its overall appeal in terms of aesthetics, functionality, maintenance, and organisation.