- Work out what you really want to achieve in your yard, weather its outdoor living or just a simple area for the Kids to play in?
- Gather up any photos or designs of elements you like and show Clay as he will work out a custom plan incorporating all these aspects
Next: You want your garden to prosper in your local climate so choose plants that will thrive in your temperature range and soil composition. You must also account for buildings, walls, and paths in your garden plan - some can be removed and some are permanent fixtures.
- Too much shade: Too much shade is most likely caused by overgrown trees and sometimes placed in the wrong position according to your orientation to the sun.
- This is problem you can remedy by pruning some trees and bushes, or even transplanting to a better position in the yard. Plants like ferns love the shade, so make use of shaded areas with plants that will thrive in these conditions.
- Too much sun: Typical of yards with a western or northerly aspect, if your backyard is sunnier than you’d like, one quick solution is to add man-made features - try an umbrella, gazebo or pergola,or add some mature trees along the problem boundary.
- Too much space: Create boxed garden beds around the perimeter of your yard.You can widen or extend them to suit your individual circumstances.
- Divert attention with a path, central garden bed or water feature.
Lastly, with many projects there will be council planning involved and certain regulations to follow, Garden effects can handle all of this on your behalf, along with associated works.
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