Inspiration for your garden is everywhere. Image sources are everywhere. I suggest looking to Pinterest for inspiration. Tumblr, design websites and blogs are everywhere and will whet your appetite or a garden design or a tree service or a job by an expert tree surgeon. But before choosing the design for your garden I suggest researching the details. For instance, you might fall in love with a stunning garden landscaping.
Video is also a wonderful source of inspiration. YouTube and garden design Dublin blogs are a great source for ideas. The beauty of video is that you can view the ideas in 360 degrees.
The real world. Look around you. Inspiration is all around us. Whether in the city , the suburbs or the countryside. Reality is as good as it gets. You might be walking down the street and see a garden design that piques your interest. It can instantly bring to life an idea you have been mulling over. Seeing how a plant, a space or a design works in conjunction with its immediate surrounding. I find inspiration around me all the time as I visit gardens in Dublin and Meath in my daily life. If I see something I like, I copy it. If I see something I don’t like, I think why it doesn’t work, and how can I make a garden design better.
A Garden Should Flow Naturally
With real life experience it gives me a good idea of how a garden fits together. For instance, you can get a feel for the dimensions of a seating area or a water feature in conjunction with the rest of the garden. See if it works and flows naturally.
If you are like me, you will have read tonnes of garden maintenance and design ideas. Lists or listicles such as ‘Top Gardening Ideas’ or ‘The Very Best Tree Service’ are everywhere nowadays. While they are good for basic ideas and will answer your garden landscaping questions at a superficial level. They are mostly giving the same answers and tips you will get everywhere else. The real devil is in the detail. And that is why I always like to do my preliminary research online. And then take my research into the real world to iron out the details. For instance, visit your local garden centre. Talk to the experts. Read forums and go to Boards.ie where you will have all your garden landscaping questions answered.
The best tip I can give you is take your time. Garden design is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. A garden doesn’t come to life overnight. It takes time. A garden landscape will grow with you and change over many years. A well thought out garden should be flexible and dynamic. It can changes as much as the clothes on your back or the hair on your head. The most important thing is to enjoy your outdoor space. Whether it’s sipping lemonade in a deckchair or bouncing your grandchild on your lap.