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20 tricks you can use to create your garden paradise

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Creating a slice of gardening heaven, regardless of how big or small your space is, has never been easier now that we're bringing you these tips.

We've scoured numerous projects completed by talented professional gardeners and have whittled our top picks down to twenty that will see your garden transformed into an absolute delight. If you've long been thinking of giving your space an upgrade, read on and see just how easy it could be!

1. Cover any weed-prone areas with a good coating of organic mulch. Bang! The weeds are gone

2. Raised beds are easy to maintain and can house any blooms you like

3. Brightly coloured planters add instant wow factor to any garden

4. If the idea of weeding fills you with horror, why not embrace a natural, wild garden?

5. Use an uneven surface to your advantage and create a sloping masterpiece with colourful ground coverage

6. Break up large patios with some tidy little borders. You only need to remove a few slabs and you're done!

7. Eye-catching patio furniture will zing up any space and make it feel more inviting

8. A bold colour scheme will add instant luxury to a garden. Your cushions and seating is a perfect place to try something new!

9. You don't need a lawn to have a gorgeous garden Stone gabions have such an impact

10. Add creepers to a pergola to instantly increase your green coverage

11. Add some stylish fencing to ensure privacy and really go all out with the style you choose!

12. Mix and match materials for an interesting and unique look. Wood, bricks and granite look great together

13. Get creative with the shapes of your main features. A circular lawn is really calling to us

14. In a small garden, symmetry and a little minimalism will help make it feel much larger

15. A good coating of shingle on your flowerbeds will easily neaten up your space and also look really beautiful

16. Divide your garden up into specific functionalities. Separate dining and sitting areas will really heighten the luxury

17. Stepped displays always look phenomenal and you can keep them super simple

18. Integrate your garden with your home for a truly cohesive and welcoming feel. French doors will help with this, as will keeping them open on clement days

19. Even novice gardeners can enjoy a piece of garden paradise, if you stay within your limits. A rockery will need little maintenance

20. Simple granite patios keep a garden looking and feeling well-maintained and ready to use. We love the patchwork feel of this one!

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 15 Uniquely Creative Ways To Use Wood In Your Garden.

Let us know which tips you plans to use!
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