If you are soon to be moving into your dream home, your thoughts will be turning to the large plot of land that surrounds the property, and with that in mind, here is a basic guide to garden landscaping design.

Starting from Scratch

When the builder hands over the property, the garden will likely consist of flat topsoil, which may or may not include trees and shrubs, and the first thing to do is draw up a floorplan. Ideally, you would select a square or rectangular area that adjoins the house and prepare this for a terrace, which will be the place for family rest and relaxation. There are a number of materials you can use, such as:

  • Natural Stone– Granite, marble or travertine.
  • Man Made Paving Slabs– These come in a range of sixes, colours and textures.
  • Ready Mixed Concrete– This is very popular, and with a long list of colours and finishes, you can create something unique.
  • Timber or Composite Decking – Timber makes for ideal decking, and if you are not into maintenance, a composite material that looks like timber is the best solution.

The soil you have to dig out for the terrace base can be used in other areas of the garden to create multiple levels that can be adorned with rockeries and flower beds.

The Lawn

Assuming that you do want a grassed area, talk to the trusted garden services in Yateley, who can prepare the ground and then lay top quality turf to give you an instant lawn. Just remember to water frequently, especially during the first week.