Since spring is starting to blossom, you may start to spend more of your days lounging outside in your garden. It is important that your garden is a space of calm tranquillity, a private space to sunbathe, a welcoming space to entertain friends and have barbecues and a dynamic space that your kids can run around in.

No matter your preference or the type of home that you are living in – below we have put together some top tips for landscaping your garden – giving it that needed rejuvenation for the warmer months of the year.

Get Inspired

First and foremost, as with any great design venture – you will need a plan in the form of a design concept. So, it’s time to get inspired! Scour architecture and gardening magazines to get an idea of how you want your garden to look. Other popular sites to utilise are social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest where you can find landscaping pictures from garden loving aficionados and gardening brands.

Popular landscaping trends include:

  • Fountains
  • Ponds
  • Vegetable Patches
  • Decks
  • Pagodas
  • Japanese style
  • Italian style

Consider the terrain

You may find that your garden is on a slope, or that the soil underneath is not suitable for a large and heavy design feature. If this is the case, you will need to consider the type of terrain that your garden has.

For example, if your garden is sloped – why not install steps and paving, a great option for homes with elderly members and young children as uneven terrain can be difficult for them to walk on.

Consider all seasons

When you are landscaping your garden, you need to make sure that your garden lasts all year round – both aesthetically and physically. So, when choosing your design – make sure that it is timeless and you will love it for years to come.

In regards to planting flora, herbs and foliage, make sure you choose a range that bloom throughout the year, so you can have bursts of vibrant colours and fragrances all year round. Also, why not consider planting small trees or tall plants that will not only provide shade in the summer, but they will block colder winds in the autumn and winter.

Support local wildlife

As we have all become more environmentally conscious recently, this shouldn’t stop when it comes to your garden. Support local wildlife and ecosystems by creating a compost heap, planting local seeds, building bird feeders and houses, planting pollenous flowers for bees and butterflies and creating safe havens for hedgehogs, rabbits, foxes, pheasants and more. This is also a great way to get your children involved and interested in local wildlife.

Hire a skip

When undertaking a landscaping project, you need to make sure that you hire a skip, simply because where else will all the old greenery go? This is perfect for clearing out your old garden debris, whether that is grass, trees, foliage or old garden furniture and decking. Here at Black Country Skip Hire we have a large variety of small to large skips to hire for domestic and commercial purposes. With us, we can transform your West Midlands garden into a place of paradise. Contact us today to find out more.