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Do it yourself!

Do it yourself!

If you are looking to find inspiration for interesting and innovative do it yourself garden ideas, then we can help. Below are some ideas to get those creative gardening juices flowing.

Create a mood board

The first thing that you can do is to create a mood board. Cut out clippings from magazines of the type of flowers that you like and add colours and textures that you wish to incorporate into your garden design. Then when you begin to plan your garden, you will have a point of reference.

The small garden

Many believe that the small garden is restrictive in terms of design and creativity, but this is not true. Make the small garden, or yard space, an extension of your home. Create an outdoor seating area or dining space. Line the birders with potted plants and create different levels to create a feeling of additional space.

The wildlife garden

If you love to sit in a garden and observe the wildlife then why not create a wildlife friendly space? Create features of bird feeders, add log piles, boxes for hedgehogs to nest in and even a bee house. Do a bit of research and find out what plants attract the native wildlife and source plants from your local nursery. Be inventive and have fun.

The Mediterranean themed garden

To bring the Mediterranean into your home, plant luscious green plants and vines around lattice structures. Lavender will look fantastic and create a beautiful scent in the garden. You could also incorporate olive plants and grow rosemary in tubs around a patio area.

Cool and contemporary

If you want to create a space that is neat and crisp then the contemporary garden is for you. Space is of the essence in the contemporary garden as are distinctive seating and eating areas. Create a decked dining area and then a separate seating area at the other end of the garden for pure tranquility. The choice of materials is also very important, with chrome, stainless steel or plain wood being the natural choice for planters and garden furniture.

Beautiful cottage gardens

No ‘do it yourself garden design idea’ would be complete without the cottage garden. This garden is packed full of wild flowers, herbs and patches where you can grow your own fruit and veg. This type of garden is very much a working garden that is fun for the entire family. Incorporate narrow paths, packed borders of colourful flowers and wooden chunky garden furniture to complete the look. It also doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is in order to create a cottage garden.

No matter what type of garden you choose to design, make sure that you incorporate all of the flowers and plants that you love and that the garden works for you.

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