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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 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.  Artificial grass is a good option.

 

 

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CHOOSING  A THEME ⋅ SMALL GARDEN DESIGN ⋅ EXETER

 

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Choose a theme for you Garden Design Exeter.  Traditional or contemporary garden design work well in a small gardens and courtyards in Exeter.  Don’t over complicated it.  Keep your design simple and unclutted.  Add paving with cleans lines.  Try maximise your usable space.

 

Contemporary small garden design Exeter

Contemporary garden design works well in a small spaces in Exeter.  Add simple contemporary paving.  Kandula grey standstone. Luxurious granite paving.  Opt for strong straight lines with minumal fuss.  Lay large single stones in a stretcher bond pattern.

Softened the paving with bold planting.  Strong structural shapes.  Hebes, box balls  and festuca.  With hot colours: crocosmia,  alliums and rudbeckia.  And add some texture.  Pennesetum grass, phormiums and shields ferns.

 

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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 colour.  Rudbeckia, agapanthus and lavender.

 

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Create an outdoor seating area for relaxation and entertaining.  Add movable furniture or built-in seating.  Add natural stone paving area for alfresco dinning.  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 weather proof 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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Zen MaterialsTropical Materials

 

 

 

 

RAISED BEDS ⋅ WALLS ⋅ COURTYARD GARDENS EXETER

 

 

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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 colour alluims, 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

 

 

 

 

ADD FOCAL POINTS ⋅ SPECIMEN PLANTS

 

 

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Create a focal point which leads the eye.  Making your garden appear larger.  Add specimen plants for the wow factor.  Choose thin tall plants.  Adding vertical height to your garden design.  While preserving your gardens width.  Add a row of tall cypresses, pleached trees or a cloud tree.  

Create movement with water. 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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Add interesting foliage for shape and texture.  Combine key plants together to produce exciting planting combinations.  Alway plant in groups. Creating drifts of colour.  Add dark coloured shrubs.   Adding contrast.  Creating a back drop for hot colours.  Dark coloured shrubs: berberis, smoke bush and phormiums.

 

 

PLANTING COMBINATIONS ⋅ SMALL GARDEN DESIGN ⋅ COURTYARDS EXETER

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 ⋅ SLATTED FENCING

 

 

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Add vertical greenery by adding climbers or hedging.  Soften existing walls and fences.  Reducing where possible the width of your planting beds.  Increasing your gardens usable space.  Add colour, foliage and scent.  Attatch climbers to walls, fences and outbuildings.  Choose an evergreen climbers for all year interest.

 

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Climbers ⋅ white jasmine ⋅ passion flower

Hedges photinia ⋅ copper beech

 

Create a contemporary feel.  Create a focal point.  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.

 

Slatted fence finishes ⋅ softwood ⋅ hardwood

 

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Bark your beds

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

 

Artifical grass

Extremely realistic and natural looking.  Artificial grass is virtually maintenance free.  Looking good all year round.  Great for gardens used heavily by children and pets. 

 

Colour Agapanthus ⋅ Helium ⋅ Verbena

Shrubs ⋅ Hydrangea ⋅ Phormium ⋅ Skimmia ⋅ Hebe

 

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