Decking is a fantastic material that is both practical and aesthetically appealing. It is ideal for a family garden; it provides both a great place for children to play and also the perfect space for outside seating for those summer family gatherings.
Decking has come a long way in recent years and it is available in a wide range of colours and finishes, making it suitable for any type of garden. We are an approved installer of Envirobuild decking which is very low maintenance as well as high performance and comes with a 25 year residential warranty. It's also non-slip, doesn't need treating or staining, and doesn't rot, warp or splinter. We love the fact that it's made almost entirely from recycled material making it very sustainable.
Create a fantastic transition between your lawn and decking with low planting, providing a soft edge between grass and wood
Is there an area of your garden that is ugly or overlooked? If so, it could be a good idea to screen it off. You can achieve this with tall planting. For the best results, you will want to choose plants that are evergreen and that won't outgrow the space. Bamboos and Cordylines are a great option for this purpose.
Add Some Order
A family garden can sometimes look cluttered. Incorporate some well defined shapes to bring some order to a busy garden and make the overall look tidier. Incorporating things such as edged borders, paving stones and gravel will help you achieve this.
A family garden can be time consuming but with some clever design you can keep your maintenance time down to a minimum:
- Adding edging to your borders will save you the continual trimming with shears.
- Incorporating a weed-resistant membrane to your borders will keep your borders weed-free.Topping up membrane with Mulch will keep everything looking tidy as well as help keep your plants protected from both the sun and the cold.
Think about positioning and try to achieve a balance of both sun and shade for maximum enjoyment.
Paths & Walkways
The easiest solution to this is to think about addingpathways to your design -anything from paving slabs or edged and gravelled areas will work well.
Need Help Creating the Perfect Family Garden?
If you need some help creating and maintaining your perfect family garden, we can help. At George-Stone Gardens, we pride ourselves on designing, building and maintaining our customers’ dream gardens. We are always happy to talk through your requirements to give you guidance with any aspect of gardening work you may need. Get in touch with us to find out more.