Harrowden Turf Limited have created a garden design booklet to help you make the most of your outdoor space.  You can download the booklet for free.

Entitled “Time Saving Garden Design”, the booklet looks at ways you can make your garden work harder for you, without having to work harder yourself.

Good garden desing is all about creating usable and inspiring spaces.  Places where you want to spend time relaxing and entertaining.  Places that look and feel amazing.

Here are Harrowden’s top 6 ideas for designing a garden that offers maximum benefit for minimum workload.

Keep it natural

natural lawns
Real live green plants and living lawns create a cool comfortable atmosphere where you can relax

Natural groundcover is not just better for the environment, it’s better for you. Real lawns, sedum carpets and wildflowers enhance wellbeing and support local wildlife.

Keep it simple

Don’t try to cram too many things into a small space.  It will end up looking confused and cluttered.   A lawn creates space between features and leads the eye from one part of the garden to the next.

Turn outdoor essentials into fascinating features

This storage shed has a beautiful wildflower roof. It brings a bit of green to this urban street and is a great resting place for birds, bees and butterflies

Create talking points.  For example, you could beautify your shed or bin store with a living green roof.  Ugly manhole cover? Enviromat sedum matting will disguise it and still allow easy access.

Use every part of the garden

Don’t let poor soil or shade put you off plants.  Wild flowers love poor soil, so do sedums.  Some wild flowers will grow in lower light conditions and you can even buy shade tolerant lawn turf.

Go for instant impact

Something as simple as returfing a tired lawn will give your garden an instant facelift and set you up for the summer.  A fantastic way to create instant kerb (or over the garden fence) appeal.

Don’t make hard work of it

Employ a good garden designer to put all of your ideas into place.  If you don’t have the time or the inclination for gardening, insist on low maintenance products.  A wild flower area or a sedum lawn need very little attention and look amazing.

Download your Free Garden Design Booklet

Download our garden design booklet for free

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