Prior to having your garden completely renovated, it’s essential to make a wish list of all the flowers and shrubs you’d like to see on display, along with the general layout as you envisage it. Spend time in the garden as it currently is, taking notes of what works and what doesn’t, what features you’d like to keep and those you don’t. It may take some time to do, and you might change your mind often, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
At TCS Landscapes, we excel at garden design and patio installation. Our landscapers and lawn care experts will work with you to create the perfect outdoor space at your home in Maidstone, Sevenoaks or the surrounding localities. We also provide commercial grounds maintenance services for businesses in these areas.
We’ve compiled some ideas to consider before taking on a complete garden design project:
Style and Layout
How do you want your garden to look overall? If you live in a rural area, a classic style with some vintage effects might be the solution. Or, for town dwellers, a contemporary and more modern look may suit best.
If planning on spending a lot of time outdoors in the warmer weather, talk to us at TCS Landscapes about installing a garden patio and dining area as part of our services.
Timber fencing or hedging make attractive borders if you favour privacy. Take note of where these might produce a lot of shade. Your flowers and shrubs may suffer from lack of sunlight if overshadowed.
When installing a water feature or focal point in any garden, or on commercial grounds, maintenance is important. Bear in mind these may require cleaning and regular upkeep.
Our Maidstone and Sevenoaks landscapers and lawn care specialists have also included the following checklist:
Scent – What are your favourite flowers? If they have a unique and attractive scent, consider planting them near the garden patio area. You can also add herbs to a floral border around an outdoor dining space for a complementary aroma.
Touch – If you like the feel of certain plants and flowers, make sure they’ll be in reach when considering your new garden design. Place tactile plants in borders along a pathway or in raised flower beds.
Colour – Don’t go for what’s currently in vogue. Choose what you like, not a passing trend. Our landscapers can advise you on which flowers and shrubs to select based on a colour theme of your choice.
With over 50 years’ combined experience between us at TCS Landscapes, we’re on hand to offer advice about garden designs to those who love spending time outdoors in Maidstone, Sevenoaks and across the south-east. Our professional lawn care teams also draught and install garden patios for domestic clients and conduct commercial grounds maintenance.