So many homes are looking to extend their living space into the garden. Some simple enhancements to transform the external areas of your property can be easily achieved.
To create a welcoming garden for personal enjoyment certain areas need to be addressed including balance, layout, colour, borders, containers, shape, order and form.
Noun — 'a plot of ground usually near a house where flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits or herbs are cultivated'; 'A fertile and delightful spot or region'
Verb — 'to lay out, cultivate, or tend'
DEFINITION : ENHANCE
Verb — 'to raise to a higher degree, intensify, magnify'
Working with briefs and budgets I can provide solutions to pull your scheme together.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be extremely rewarding and a healthy way to put food onto the table, especially if you try to garden organically or as naturally as possible.
If you are not sure where to start, then Buzz can help with Vegetable plot planning and tips. Don't forget that man hours for maintenance throughout the year are essential but when you dig up that first early potato or pick a handful of beans you reap those tasty rewards.
Recent Garden Enhancement Projects
- Summerhouse Garden Room- Brief The summerhouse was installed in the gardens of a Victorian cottage surrounded by fields and a cattle farm, with animal loving owners. The house was dressed traditionally, had low ceilings and was quite dark. The new Summerhouse Design was to be modern, with clean lines, bright and airy. A space was required to relax, listen to music and work. Innovation & Design Although modernising, there were plenty of old items of furniture from the house that could be recycled. Using Chalk paints some of the wooden items were re-painted and, although time consuming, allowed the budget available to be [...]
- Town House Non-Gardeners- Brief The clients did not enjoy gardening and had no real space to store lawnmowers & tools so wanted to remove the overgrown field grass and frame their front plot with a low-maintenance planting scheme. Inspiration & Design The central path was excellent symmetry for the entrance to the house but the existing light grey paved path looked old fashioned. We replaced the path with a slate grey modern slab layed on a weed control fabric and dressed the remaining area with purple slate. The boundary to the plot was planted with slow growing Box hedging which only requires light [...]
- Garden Social Area, Poole- The Brief The clients garden had a low stone wall area in the shape of a U that was quite a focal point in the middle of the lawn but sat empty and looked out of place to the rest of the property. Their dream was to convert this into an area that incorporated a fire-pit for social gatherings and family time. Inspiration & Design My first thought was the wall had to be modernised as being such a dominant feature in the garden it looked shabby and dirty. Any changes made needed to correspond with the style of the [...]