Looking for inspiration for your garden? It’s as simple as entering a search on the internet. Look for a design style you like. And then choose the visuals you want to see. To help with ideas and inspiration I suggest start by looking at photos and videos online. And then to take your research further by looking at the real world. What’s around you.
The easiest thing is to start with images you like and then look for something similar. Find an image you like on the Google Search Engine and enter a search term like ‘garden design’, ‘tree surgery, or ‘garden design tips’ under the tab ‘Google Images’. You should find a long list of images which will act as a source of inspiration.
This should give you more than enough garden styles and suggestions to get you started.
Narrow down the options to a niche or core style you like. Once the basics are in place, jot down a few things you like about each of them. For example, I like the colours. I like the plants. I like the lines. I like the style. No need to go too detailed. It’s just a rough guideline at this stage. For example, you might like the ‘colour pallete.
Garden Design Should Be Simple
Look at your house. The style should not clash with your house. The garden maintenance needs to become an extension of the house. List the colours and the materials inside and outside your house. This will give you an even flow and natural feel. The easiest way is to go with your ceiling and or your floor for inspiration and then continue this look outside.
By now you have a selection of materials, lines, colours and styles.
Next we look at the ideas and activities you are looking to create in our garden. For instance, under the category ‘activities’ you are looking to list the things you would like to do in your garden. These are things you do outside the house such as BBQ, play with the kids, play with your pets or just sit and relax in your hammock.
Features are the items that you look at. Things like your plants, water features, trees, flower beds. These are the visuals that draw you into the garden and should complement the activities that you have listed.
While we are at it, dream BIG! Think about what you would like your garden to look like in 5 or 15 years. A garden is only limited to the extent of your imagination. A pirate ship for the kids or perhaps garden playhouses, kids treehouses and a sunken pond or swimming pool. Really, there is no limit to where you want to go with your garden design.