A Little Garden Inspiration

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Finding the right ideas for your garden can be tough a call. All gardens vary so much and if you have a very small garden as I do, you will understand the difficulties of trying to find something that will work for you and the space you have. Whether you want plants, trees, a patio or new furniture here are a few garden inspiration ideas for you…

Developing your own garden plans

Deciding how to have your garden can be a tricky prospect. With so much on offer in garden centres, plenty of inspiration on Pinterest and a wide variety of styles you will need to sit down and work out what you will love for years to come. Garden plans aren’t easy, but they are an array of benefits associated with producing your own garden plans rather than seeking a professional to do it for you.

The most obvious advantage of producing your own plans is that it will save you a lot of money. Professional landscape gardeners are often very expensive and in a day and age where saving is as important as ever, most people cannot afford to splash their cash on an expert.

In addition to this, professional landscapers may not fully see what you desire. Obviously, they are specialised and successful in their area, but sometimes it is hard to relay what you really want. It would be extremely disappointing to spend your hard-earned cash on someone and for them to not produce exactly what you were hoping for. Instead, you can use a smaller part of your budget to employ professional green waste removers, like 1300 Rubbish, to help clear out your space, while being environmentally friendly

Another benefit of producing your own garden plans is that you will know exactly what your garden requires from here onwards. You will know exactly how many seeds you need to plant, how much soil you will need to buy, what materials you need and so on. You can also take your time and research everything online and find the best products at the right prices. Buying this one is just so easy, isn’t it? You can get your smaller items such as garden tools, to larger items like storage boxes and even bird nesting boxes online.

A final note to consider is that it is actually a lot of fun to take on a big project like this and even if you aren’t a garden expert just yet, you may turn out to be by the end. Your end result is also something which you will gain a great sense of pride from. There is no better feeling than looking at your garden and knowing that you came up with that garden inspiration, you produced those plans and created the beautiful masterpiece you see in front of you.

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Fun animal topiary

Your garden should be a place of fun and your inspiration should draw on that. It is an extension of your home and a place for sheer enjoyment and relaxation so the landscape design of the area should reflect this. Taking this into account, it is of little surprise that so many people consequently opt to utilise topiary in their outdoor space. The shaping of plants into an array of different designs is something that not only looks fantastic but can truly enhance the atmosphere and feel of your garden as well. There are lots of different design options for you to select from. Nevertheless, a lot of people have definitely fallen in love with animal topiary frames. These allow you to create plants and trees in the shape of anything from a squirrel to a swan. It doesn’t get much more unique than this.

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Rattan sun loungers

So, let’s elaborate on why rattan sun loungers are this year’s must-have piece of garden furniture. First and foremost, who doesn’t love a bit of sunbathing? There is nothing better than relaxing whilst the sun basks on your skin. Sunbathing on one of your patio chairs does by no means have the same effect as lying on a comfortable lounger. 

It is quite evident, and long has been, that a lounger is a great garden addition for any summer. Why choose rattan loungers instead of other materials; such as metal and plastic? The main reason for this is because rattan is a material that is resistant to the effects of UV. A massive problem with a lot of materials is the fact that they are easily affected by the changing weather. Sun can be particularly damaging as the UV tends to cause furniture to fade and lose colour and this is extremely difficult to correct once it occurs. Rattan does not alter when the sun is shining and this is obviously important when you consider the fact that loungers are purchased for the purpose of lying in the sunshine as much as possible.

Nonetheless, this is not the only reason why rattan loungers are a must buy. Aside from the weather-resistant quality, rattan loungers are also popular because of their stunning style. They have the capacity to mix traditional class with modern sleek. This transitional vibe is at the height of fashion at the moment and thus a rattan lounger is bang on-trend. You can achieve the warm, authentic, and conventional feel through the colour and feel of the rattan. The wood quality keeps that delightful rustic presence alive. Through the simplicity of the designs available today and the fabric of the cushions, you keep it contemporary and fresh at the same time. Rattan loungers are assured to upgrade the overall look of your outdoor space.


And last but not least, a final reason why rattan loungers are set to be popular throughout this summer is because of the fact that they are highly affordable too. This is very important, especially when you consider how the economic climate has been over the past few years. It is crucial to make as many savings as possible. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t have to miss out on the luxury of relaxing in the sunshine. Thankfully, by opting for loungers made from rattan you don’t have to. Not only is the cost cheap, but value for money is assured because the loungers will last you for many, many years to come.  

Those are just a few garden inspiration ideas that may help you to get started but there are so many more you could consider but if you take your time, do your research and can really envisage what will work for your garden, it should be fun and satisfying to plan your dream outdoor space.

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