The best garden ideas are those that think beyond the summer months, and make your outdoor space somewhere that can be used all year round. A garden is valuable space and should be treated like an extra room in your home when it comes to plotting garden decor ideas. Whether you are creating a decked area or patio for alfresco dining or brainstorming spectacular front garden ideas, to make your home the envy of the street we have plenty of inspiration.
The key is to achieve a balance between the size of your garden and what you would like to use the space for. A compact balcony would benefit from a small, brightly coloured bistro set and some potted plants, while a larger garden may allow for several zones to be created to accommodate your needs.
Gardens can easily become neglected as people don’t know how to tackle them. Northfacing and narrow gardens are some of the most challenging to master. However, knowing how to plan a garden like an expert and investing in some clever planting techniques can transform a difficult spot into a sanctuary for the whole family to enjoy.