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Your space is limited.  You want to make the most of what you’ve got.  Keep it simple.  You’ll need an area to relax in. A seating area…..

A focal point for interest.  Some storage.  A small shed. Plants to soften the hard landscaping.  You’ll probably want a low-maintenance garden.  If you want a lawn area.  A low-maintenance artificial lawn is a good option.

 

 

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For many.  Their outdoor space may be limited.    You may live in a town or city.  You may have had an or want an extension.  Perhaps you live in a new build with an economically sized garden.  Or you may have installed an outdoor office.  Which has compromised your garden space.  For whatever reason, you will need a small garden design.

 

 

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For many, a courtyard garden design conjures up a traditional Victorian terrace.  Brick walls, a pave setting seating, and raised beds.   For most, space is precious.  For many, a secluded area to relax in is paramount.

A sense of privacy is needed.  Especially when dining out on those long hot summer nights.

 

 

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Space is at a premium in any new builds.  For many resulting in a small gardening space.  If properly designed.  A small garden can be a blessing in disguise.  Large gardens are expensive to design.  Labour and materials budgets are astronomical.  For many, it means completing the garden design project in phases.  Over several years.  With the quality of planting taking second place over the hard landscaping.

 

For many, a small garden design means prioritizing your wish list.  And means you may have the budget to indulge yourself in some lush planting.

 

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CHOOSING  A THEME ⋅ SMALL GARDEN DESIGN ⋅ EXETER & EXMOUTH


 

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Time to choose a theme, for your Small Garden Design Exeter. Both traditional and contemporary garden designs work well in small gardens and courtyards in Exeter…..

 

 

Don’t overcomplicate it. Keep your design simple and unclutter. Add paving with clean lines. Try maximizing your usable space. Make a list of things you want to include in your garden. Make sure you have enough space. And budget for both your hard landscaping and planting in your small garden design.

 

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Contemporary garden design works well in a small space in Exeter. Add simple contemporary paving. Kandla grey sandstone. Or luxurious granite paving. Opt for strong straight lines with minimal fuss. Lay large single stones in a stretcher bond pattern.

Raise beds are great for adding instant vertical greenery to your small garden design. Options include hard or softwood sleepers. Or white rendered walls. Lighting works well. Lay cables before you render the walls. Next, think about the planting…..

Softened the paving and raised beds with bold planting. Strong structural shapes. Hebes, box balls and festuca. With hot colors: crocosmia, alliums, and rudbeckia. And add some texture. Pennisetum grass, phormiums, and shield ferns. Maybe add some climbers on wires. White jasmine is a great evergreen climber. With a wonderful scent.

 

 

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A traditional garden design always compliments a period property. Choose traditional materials. Sandstone or slate paving. Oak sleepers for raised beds. Add formal planting. Combine box hedging with topiary. Add drifts of color. Rudbeckia, agapanthus, and lavender. Again, think about timber-raised beds. Used trellis extends the height of fences and walls. Adding privacy. Add climbers to soften walls. Clematis is a climber that is quick to establish. And won’t run rampant. Wisteria is a classic in any garden. But is slow to grow in the first couple of years.

 

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SEATING AREAS ⋅ SMALL GARDEN DESIGN EXETER

 

 

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Create an outdoor seating area for relaxation and entertaining.  Add movable furniture or built-in seating.  Add a natural stone paving area for alfresco dining….

 

 

Create a comfortable-sized space.  For 4 people allow a minimum of  3 x3m.  With a cooking area allow 4 x4m.

Keep paving simple.  A strong bold look.  Soften by planting.  Add edging setts to frame beds and borders.  Lighter paving stones will reflect more light.  Useful in shady garden areas.  Party well into the night.  Add zoned ambient lighting and weatherproof sockets.

 

Tradition paving sandstone ⋅ york flags ⋅ slate paving ⋅ black limestone

Contemporary paving smooth sandblast sandstone ⋅ granite ⋅ kandula grey sandstone ⋅ porcelain tiles

 

 

 

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Soften borders and conserve space.  Add additional planting height and contain foliage.  Create raised planting beds and add structural planting.  Hebes, hostas, pennesetum grass and phormiums.  Add color alliums, lavender, and crocosmia.  For low maintenance.  Add bark or decorative shingle.

 

Contemporary retaining walls brick ⋅ natural sandstone setts ⋅ oak sleepers

Traditional retaining walls render walls ⋅ k render ⋅ design clad

 

 

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ADD FOCAL POINTS ⋅ SPECIMEN PLANTS

 

 

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Create a focal point that leads the eye in your small garden design in exeter.  Make your small garden appear larger.  Add specimen plants for the wow factor.  Choose thin tall plants.  Add vertical height to your small garden design st Exeter.  While preserving the width of your court garden Exeter.  Add a row of tall cypresses, pleached trees or a cloud tree.

Create movement with water in your courtyard garden. Add a self-contained water feature.  A pump buried sump and drilled decorative stone or wall mounted water sculpture.  Hide the sump with cobbles and planting.  Add ambient lighting for evening entertaining.

 

Focal points stone ⋅ fire pits ⋅ slatted fences ⋅ timber arches ⋅ bbq areas

Focal points plants ⋅ magnolia ⋅ camellia ⋅ pleached trees ⋅ olives ⋅ acers ⋅ tree ferns ⋅ silver birch

 

 

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PLANTING ⋅ COURTYARD GARDENS EXETER & EXMOUTH

 

 

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Add some planting to your small garden design Exeter.  Add interesting foliage for shape and texture.  Combine key plants together to produce exciting planting combinations, great for any small garden.  Always plant in groups. Creating drifts of color.  Add dark-colored shrubs.   Adding contrast.  Creating a backdrop for hot colors.  Dark-colored shrubs: berberis, smoke bush, and phormiums.  Choose compact tall plants for your small garden design.  Avoid clumpy plants that will overpower your small garden design.

 

 

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Modern ⋅ Italian ⋅ allium ⋅ olive ½ standard ⋅ hebe ⋅ phormium ‘baby bronze’

Classic ⋅ contemporary ⋅ white astilbe ⋅ heuchera ⋅ acer ⋅ shield ferns ⋅ viburnum davidii ⋅ silver birch

 

 

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VERTICAL GREENERY ⋅ ADD A SLATTED FENCING

 

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Add a slatted fence to your small garden design exeter.  Add vertical greenery by adding climbers or hedging to your courtyard garden.  Soften existing walls and fences.  Reducing where possible the width of your planting beds in your small garden.  Increasing your small garden’s usable space.  Add color, foliage, and scent.  Attach climbers to walls, fences, and outbuildings.  Choose an evergreen climber for all-year interest in your small garden design all year round.

 

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Create a contemporary feel in your courtyard garden design.  Create a focal point in your courtyard.  Mask unsightly areas in your garden.  Update a tired fence or wall.  Add a slatted fence, masking outbuilding, and sheds.  Update your existing fences.  Adding extra height for privacy in your garden design.

 

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Bark your beds ⋅ small garden design exeter

Add bark to your beds & borders in your small garden.  Good quality bark will give a bed smart natural appearance.  Bark will trap moisture.  Reducing the need for watering during those long hot summer months.  Bark  also prevents weeds and encourages insects. Including worms.  Keeping your soil rich in nutrients and healthy.

 

Artifical grass ⋅ small garden design exeter

Extremely realistic and natural-looking and great for a courtyard garden design.  Artificial grass is virtually maintenance-free.  Looking good all year round.  Great for small gardens used heavily by children and pets.

 

Colour Agapanthus ⋅ Helium ⋅ Verbena

Shrubs ⋅ Hydrangea ⋅ Phormium ⋅ Skimmia ⋅ Hebe

 

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