Connected garden landscape

A central lawn helps to connect a terraced garden landscape

This garden perfectly compliments the classic architecture of the home, creating distict areas of relaxation and entertainment with a central lawn that retains a visual connection to the traditional aesthetic of the garden. This is a perfect landscape garden design for growing families and outdoor entertaining.

your outdoor garden design starts here

So you’re looking for ideas for a new garden design or maybe you’re just looking to make some small tweaks to your existing home and garden; regardless of the project size the best place to start is by looking at images and identifying what you like and what you don’t.

Consider how you’d like to change the space to make it more usable. Are you after a soothing, relaxing landscape or will you be using your outdoor space for regular entertaining and parties? Do you travel a lot and need something low maintenance, or on the other end of the scale, would you like to put in a pool and outdoor kitchen area? Thinking about these larger concepts at the beginning of your planning helps immeasurably to ensure you design a space that complements your lifestyle.

Once you’ve worked out the overall aesthetics, it’s important to consider a few of the practicalities. A beautiful and functional outdoor space will be used all year round. Think organic, tumbled travertine and limestone for beautiful light and airy courtyards, dense stones like granite and bluestone work beautifully around a BBQ area while cobblestone and pebbles are great for fluid designs with soft shapes and curved lines. Low retaining walls work wonders for breaking up a space and giving a garden levels and depth while higher stone walls can provide some privacy from your neighbours. Finish off the look with planting that complements both your design aesthetic and your lifestyle along with some comfortable outdoor furniture and your outdoor room is complete.

Don’t forget that the best way to really articulate what you’re looking for is to gather a whole bunch of home and garden images before you talk to your landscape designer. Show them what appeals to you and what kinds of things might suit your home. They’ll then use these as a base for creating your concept. The same is true when it comes to selecting natural stone. When you come into one of our design showrooms to select your outdoor paving tiles, show us the proposed designs for your space (or what it currently looks like if it’s already finished) so that we can help you pick out the outdoor paving that is best suited to your design.

Whether it’s natural stone and granite or sandstone paving, a natural stone tile is always the best selection if you’re wanting to create a design that will complement the home, be sympathetic to wear and age beautifully. If you’ve had a good look through and you’re still not sure which outdoor paving ideas are best for your place, head into a showroom and talk with us. We’re the stone specialists.

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Landscape Designer

Landart Landscapes