Small, low maintenance garden: minimalistic Garden by Yorkshire Gardens

17 really simple ideas for a really, really great garden

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Creating a beautiful outdoor space might seem like a challenge (unless you're a professional gardener, of course) but we are here to help, as always! 

Whether you're in the mood to perform a total overhaul, or you simply want to swap out a few items, we've compiled the perfect list of gardening tips and tricks for you right here.

Autumn might be fast-approaching but that doesn't mean that you can't still get outside and enjoy your garden, so read on and see if you're inspired to plan a weekend project.

1. Curved lawn edges are easy to create but stand out beautifully from boring straight ones

Traditional Garden - Decked Seating Area: country Garden by Unique Landscapes
Unique Landscapes

Traditional Garden—Decked Seating Area

Unique Landscapes

2. A picture perfect fence gives any garden an instantly chic look

3. A flagstone path can be laid in a few hours and will last for years

Traditional Garden: country Garden by Unique Landscapes
Unique Landscapes

Traditional Garden

Unique Landscapes

4. Vegetable beds make your garden beautiful and functional

Vegetable garden witihn a country estate: country Garden by Roeder Landscape Design Ltd
Roeder Landscape Design Ltd

Vegetable garden witihn a country estate

Roeder Landscape Design Ltd

5. Adding some heavily scented blooms to your garden will make it a multi-sensory experience

6. A simple water feature brings elegance and style to a garden and will often be easy to install

Serene Gravel Garden: modern Garden by Cornus Garden Design
Cornus Garden Design

Serene Gravel Garden

Cornus Garden Design

7. Patio beds look great and are so easy to build. Simply lift a slab and get planting!

Contemporary Split level terrace: modern Garden by Gardenplan Design
Gardenplan Design

Contemporary Split level terrace

Gardenplan Design

8. Oversized decorative elements bring a dynamic look to a garden

9. Painting raised beds white is a quick and easy way to add some serious wow factor

Small, low maintenance garden: minimalistic Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

10. A hand-built, permanent barbecue will never look anything other than wildly impressive in a garden

Felsted Place: minimalistic Garden by Aralia
Aralia

Felsted Place

Aralia

11. For a minimalist garden look, simply add the bare essentials, such as a seat and some fencing

Small, low maintenance garden: minimalistic Garden by Yorkshire Gardens
Yorkshire Gardens

Small, low maintenance garden

Yorkshire Gardens

12. Work with your garden proportions and you'll never be out of your depth. Just look how lovely these potted trees are

minimal city courtyard: minimalistic Garden by Claire Potter Design
Claire Potter Design

minimal city courtyard

Claire Potter Design

13. Choosing patterned tiles for a new patio will add instant oomph to your space

Unique tiles upgrade patio: scandinavian Garden by Ecotile Flooring
Ecotile Flooring

Unique tiles upgrade patio

Ecotile Flooring

14. Easy to look after rockeries can have a similarly impressive effect as their leafier friends

Detalle de Jardinera: industrial Garden by Forma Taller
Forma Taller

Detalle de Jardinera

Forma Taller

15. With fewer plants comes less work, so why not focus on really eye-catching furniture instead?

industrial Garden by studio vtx
studio vtx

estar externo—casa SP

studio vtx

16. Add some fun elements, such as lights or garlands and you'll be garden party ready all year round

Pom Pom Garlands in the Garden : eclectic Garden by PomPom Galore
PomPom Galore

Pom Pom Garlands in the Garden

PomPom Galore

17. Simple gravel looks classy and elegant and will help to keep pesky weeds at bay!

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 13 Budget-Friendly Ways To Freshen Up Your Garden.

Which ideas will you use in your garden?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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