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3 simple garden design ideas

Helenium A beautiful garden can be created from any large or small space provided the basic design concepts are followed. First you must decide on the general theme of your garden, is your garden going to be an urban style coffee and reading zone, is it going to be a calming relaxing area, or will it be a beautiful flush of colours to admire and to decorate the exterior of the home? Whatever you choose for your garden, once you have set the theme what is need is a central focus point or area that will set off the design and atmosphere of your garden to make it work. Today we are going to go through three popular garden design ideas to help you along your way.

1. Water garden

Water features work beautifully in gardens. Whether you are opting for a romantic theme, or a relaxed theme a water feature in the form of a real water feature or a pond is a beautiful way to design a garden. Water features themselves come in a variety of shapes, colours and styles, so if you want a cascading dance of water, a silent trickle or a small pond: once placed in the centre of your garden all you need to do is decorate and highlight the area to make sure every other part of the garden complements and enhances the water feature to give that relaxing feeling.

2. Flower garden

If your garden is something you use for enhancing mood, or for stimulating the senses then a flower or herb-based design may work very well for you. Like with the water garden, a flower garden needs a central focus point to work well, and this can be achieved through the use of flowerbeds. By adding a central flowerbed to your garden, you can then set the tone for the rest of the space that can be used to highlight areas or activities and seating areas. The colour palette is not so important, you could go hippy style and leave the colours to do as they please, or you can create a more uniform approach by dedicating particular areas to particular shades: this all depends on your personality, the general overall mood that you want to go for, or the furniture in your garden. Flowerbeds can also be decorated further using stones, tiles, wood, or ornaments to bring the area to life and make the garden feel more full and cosy.

3. Urban garden

A great deal of gardens are in the city, and for many that means that trees, flowers and ponds are very much inaccessible. Small gardens, roof gardens and inner city gardens can still have all of the same feelings as a natural garden, just with a few different tricks and tips. Rather than opting for straightforward cement which is often ugly and unwelcoming, a nice urban garden can be decorated with wood, patio tiles, beams and potted plants and trees. Heat lamps can be used to highlight particular areas, and add warmth and light as well.

Ben is a gardening expert for He loves to share garden design ideas online.



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