A thoughtfully landscaped garden is the key to creating an outdoor oasis, whether you have a large backyard or tiny courtyard.
Here at Fence and Garden Sunshine Coast we are constantly thinking of new and unique ideas to recreate beautiful landscaped gardens on the Sunshine Coast.
From paving and decking, to decorative edging that adds character and structure, to planting new trees for hedges and tiny garden beds.
Autumn is the best time to redesign your backyard space as we head into winter when many plants become dormant, the ground gets softer and the sun is not as harsh on new shrubs.
It also means that when summer comes along you can reap the rewards of your hard labour with a beautiful new garden to enjoy.
However, there is a lot to think about when redesigning your garden. Such as, would you like somewhere to sit, relax and entertain friends? Perhaps you would like to introduce a water feature, add more colourful flowers, or limit the maintenance on your garden.
A re-design of your landscaping gives you the opportunity to answer all these questions and really think about your ideal garden.
Some of the elements to consider when planning your new landscaped garden include:
- Will I need to build walls and boundaries?
- Do I want hedges and fences?
- Can I create a path?
- Will my budget stretch to a patio?
- How much lawn do I want?
- Is there room for a water feature?
Once you have answered these questions, you can then look at some of the key elements of redesigning your landscaped garden, such as:
- Zoning areas, such as dining, play areas and shaded areas,
- Planting: trees, shrubs, hedges and pots,
- And, lighting.
It’s also a good time to spend some time getting to know your soil and aspect in terms of sun, shade and exposure.
You will also need to think carefully about the selection of flowers, trees and shrubs you will choose. Think about what’s going to suit the climate, and pick varieties that can withstand the summer heat.