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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

A Modern Garden with Traditional Materials: modern Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

A Modern Garden with Traditional Materials

Yorkshire Gardens

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

Bespoke, galvanised powder coated planters : modern Garden by Gardenplan Design
Gardenplan Design

Bespoke, galvanised powder coated planters

Gardenplan Design

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

Porthcothan Responsive Home: modern Garden by Innes Architects
Innes Architects

Porthcothan Responsive Home

Innes Architects

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

Hamberg House, Richmond, London: modern Garden by London Atelier Ltd
London Atelier Ltd

Hamberg House, Richmond, London

London Atelier Ltd

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

Contemporary Garden - North London: modern Garden by Earth Designs
Earth Designs

Contemporary Garden—North London

Earth Designs

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

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope: modern Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small Garden with a Very Steep Slope

Yorkshire Gardens

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!

Cool but Funky, Contempoary Garden: modern Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Cool but Funky, Contempoary Garden

Yorkshire Gardens

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

modern Garden by homify
homify

Small town garden

homify

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

Garden design and build courtyard, Bicester, Oxfordshire: classic Garden by Decorum . London
Decorum . London

Garden design and build courtyard, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Decorum . London

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

Gwel-An-Treth, Sennen Cove, Cornwall: modern Garden by Laurence Associates
Laurence Associates

Gwel-An-Treth, Sennen Cove, Cornwall

Laurence Associates

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

Felsted Place: minimalistic Garden by Aralia
Aralia

Felsted Place

Aralia

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!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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