Are you planning your garden on budget? If it is then plan your garden with 3D garden design tool. With 3D garden design, you can design or plan your landscape and garden on screen, using the plan view just like the professional garden designer.
With the use of 3D garden tools, you can watch how your dream garden design comes to life much before any work is carried out. Whether you are a gardening enthusiast or a landscape gardener, you can find the 3D garden design method to be easy to use and offers all the design techniques that you require to create your dream garden quickly, and easily.
Design the garden design on screen with the use of the garden design method. Most professional garden designers nowadays take on board all the ideas and requests to come up with any contract tailored to all their client needs and preferences. There are a great number of diverse garden design packages available depending on all your situations.
If you’re seeking bespoke garden design to have it built immediately or in future, then consider having a garden design package tailored for your needs. The 3D garden design tools includes proper planning and design for plants, hills, paths, patios, fences, structures, outdoor furniture, borders, driveways etc.
Add lighting and garden furniture and begin to see your dream garden to take shape. You can even monitor the cost of the project as you go along. Right now you can find 3D design packages especially tailored to suit your needs.
A clean uncluttered garden enhances the overall look of your home. With main focus on making the most out of the space available in your home, you can easily find a range of garden design solutions with the help of professional designers. A stylish yet practical garden is a dream of every homeowner and is made possible with Garden design London.
Over the years, several professional garden designers and garden designing companies have come up in London. Offering practical solutions to the different garden designing needs of their clients, garden design London companies specialize in residential and commercial garden design projects based in London. With specialist knowledge and understanding, you can easily design practical gardens tailor made to suit all your individual requirements.
The best thing is that you can find a wide range of affordable and contemporary garden designs to create fun creative gardens of your own choice. From large country gardens to contemporary roof terraces, you can find gardens with fine architectural lines, clean and elegant styling, lush planting and great use of color. All of which are completed with effective and discreet garden lighting as well as bespoke water features too.
A full-service professional garden design London company can make an outer space both functional and beautiful. Starting from roof terrace to small courtyards, full scale landscaping are offered with a range of services that include garden design development, construction management, decoration, colour palette, styling and painting etc.
Keeping in mind the client’s desires, garden design companies work in collaboration with the clients. This is to offer a combination of horticultural expertise and design flair and to ensure garden and landscape design at the highest standard. With personalized and comprehensive garden design service for corporate and private individuals, you can essentially make big makeovers; build decks, patios and all that you want to.
Family garden design Hard
Family garden design is often the hardest to create; the main part of the brief is often to have a large lawn area and hardy, low maintenance plants that can withstand the odd hit from a football! Luckily a huge number of plants can be used in the family garden, as due to our climate a wide variety of plants have toughened up to weather like strong wind and hail.
‘Pockets’ of planting is normally preferable, as full perimeter borders create a lot of maintenance. Illusions of continuing borders are also effective where the border protrudes in to the garden blocking your vision down the side of the garden. It can be more aesthetically pleasing than a large amount of fencing and adds intrigue as you cannot see around the bend.
Curved borders are always a good option as boxed borders in the garden can look strange and very isolated. Designing curves ‘off plan’ look much better; this is where you draw a circle on the design board which continues through the fence line therefore leaving a small curve in the border.
Edging a flowing, curved lawn can be very aesthetically pleasing, and as the lawn is often the largest feature in a garden it is important that it looks ‘finished’ for the family garden design
So should you only get one garden design and is it fair that most garden designers provide one design only?
I don’t know if you are anything like me, but when I go shopping I am unable to tell you exactly what I want until I see it for myself. Once I am presented with it, then I instantly know that I like it and it’s what I’m after.
I have often found this to be true for our clients. If I am lucky, a client will show me an exact replica of what they like and then it’s simply a case of transforming the picture into their garden. However, I am not usually as lucky as this, because a client doesn’t always have a clear view of what they want. If they did, then surely they would get the garden design drawn up themselves.
Instead, I often get a vague idea of what they are after. But in honesty I prefer this, as it gives me a greater creativity allowance. So be careful if your brief is too constraining.
Once I receive my brief, the garden design process starts. Although I don’t consider the design process as starting until the client has seen a few of my ideas. A garden design often evolves upon seeing the design as the client then contributes some real input. This only makes for a better end product, as a garden design that has been imposed upon by the designer, can often leave the client feeling disconnected from the design.
Although I would say it is my job as a garden designer to steer this process, a garden design must meet some of the essential garden design principles.
Installing Irrigation systems in the garden
Since I have begun trading in the South-East of England mainly London, we have installed a number of irrigation systems. Whilst living in Manchester, I wasn’t asked to implement one irrigation scheme – drainage systems were more the order of the day!
Dryer areas of the country tend to need irrigation systems. Many gardens have abundant, sometimes expensive planting, which can be obliterated by even just a week of hot, dry weather, and no helpful neighbour to lend a hand whilst you’re on holiday. Most of our installations use a drip system where each plant is allocated a small nozzle which allows a slow, measured amount of water to be given to the plants.
This is a more economical use of water than using a hosepipe which uses lots of water, with most of it being wasted to the borders where the water isn’t needed.
One of the challenges involved in creating an irrigation system is ensuring that the entire lawn is watered by it. Like sprinklers, they provide water in circular areas, so to make sure all of the lawn is watered you will need to overlap the circles. However, too many overlapping circles can lead to some areas receiving too much water and becoming water-logged, doing more harm than good. A well-designed system is essential
The Japanese contemporary garden design
The Japanese contemporary garden design was designed for Mr & Mrs Potts in London, they wanted a Japanese contemporary garden design.
The brief given for this garden design was particularly interesting. We used crushed granite stones for the borders which give the garden a much lighter finish, especially next to the dark brick wall, as the gravel works to instantly draw your eye away from the wall.
In some of our recent blogs we have mentioned how we prefer to use lush planting, but in a larger garden with a bigger expanse of lawn, this isn’t always necessary as the lawn provides plenty of greenery in the space.
You may have also noticed our preoccupation with controlling the movement of the eye; we have had to use this technique again with this garden design, due to the width of the garden being far narrower than the length. To make the garden appear bigger we have used a simple curve. Curves are a great way of controlling the eye in order to add width to the garden.
Those of you who are lucky to know Mr & Mrs Potts will see the Japanese garden design in London
Small Garden Design Tips
Small garden design,If you have designed your garden in such a way that you have areas of paving or gravel, you may want to liven these up with some well-planted containers. Equally, if your garden is very small, some strategically placed pots full of colourful flowers may be what you need to inject some interest. Arranging the pots in a cluster will provide several different focal points and create an illusion of greater size. This week we will feature DIY small space gardening tips.
DIY Small Space Gardening Tips
Do you have a small backyard and have little space for creative gardening? With a few tips and ideas you will be surprised how you can effectively use the space to create a beautiful and productive garden. There are so many different plants suitable for container gardening. Container plants are planted very close together and therefore will require different treatment compared to traditional borders, this will include:
1. Plenty of water
2. Proprietary compost
3. Regular feeding
It is important to get compost of good quality as container plants are unable to get important nutrients from the soil like those in garden borders. Container plants need more water than those in beds and can sometimes need watering twice a day. They will also need feeding more often, ideally with a sufficient compost which contains nutrients. Your concrete yard or patio is not only limited to plants: vegetables, fruits and herbs can all be grown in small spaces using containers.
Growing healthy plants is the first step to a great garden. In order to achieve this it is important to prevent pests through care, specific plant selection and planting.
A major problem for some gardeners can be garden pests. If you are facing pest infection, this week we will advise you how to reduce the amount of pests that you have in the garden. Three top tips include:
1. Use biological weapons
2. Use a variation of plants
3. Manual work
By adding a predator to the food chain, the number of pests will decrease. Like humans, pests also have food preferences and dislikes. By incorporating different plants the pest will have a limited supply of their favourite food type. Pests can also be removed manually, trapping them and eliminating them from the garden. You may encounter a selection of pests so it is important that you are able to identify the pest to prevent them from damaging your plants. You will have a healthy garden once you know how to get rid of the type of pest that is present.
Some gardeners are happy to use chemical pesticides, whereas others prefer to use more natural methods when they are available. What method you choose is of course a personal preference.
Whether you have a limited garden space or annoying pests, we hope this feature has provided a few ways to overcome or reduce the problem..
More tips from JM Garden Design London soon
Flowers and plants in your garden require regular maintenance
A garden requires regular maintenance after the initial planning, designing and planting of the seeds or plants. The change of seasons can have a major impact on your garden, and for this reason it needs to be maintained and prepared for these changes.
Sustaining a flourishing garden requires several maintenance activities, like watering, pruning, trimming, weeding, applying fertilisers and checking the plants for diseases on a regular basis. This issue will focus on pruning and weeding your garden.
Weeding your Plants
Weeding is an important aspect of maintaining your garden. Weeds compete with your plants for water, nutrients and sunlight. In addition, their roots or vines can wrap around your other plants and cause them damage. Weeds also invite pests and diseases and left unchecked, they will thrive and multiply until they have the space designed for your plants and vegetables. Any plant that grows where you don’t want it can be considered a weed. Here are some useful weeding tips:
1. Try to pull out the whole weed, including the root
2. Pull up weeds before they seed and self-spread
3. Use drip irrigation. This method of watering prevents water from getting to all of the soil where weed seeds may be
4. Mulch between plants to help prevent weeds from establishing
5. Use weeding tools
6. Space plants closely together
Getting rid of weeds can be hard but it is also very important so that you can enjoy the repercussions of a thriving garden.
Little but careful attention to weeds and the weeding method will go a long way towards making your garden weed-free and more productive.
Pruning your plants
The two most important reasons for pruning plants are health and balance. The plant’s health is increased by removing damaged and old stems, which in turn promotes healthy new growth. Pruning will also stimulate flowering/fruit production of older plants. How to prune depends on the plant type. Most plants can be divided into three categories: broadleaf evergreens, narrowleaf evergreens, or deciduous plants. Each type has specific responses to pruning. It is important that you know your plant type before you begin pruning and use the appropriate pruning method:
2. Tip pruning
The time of year that you prune your plants is also important. Every shrub has its own optimum time for pruning, and its best to check this out beforehand. It is important that you prune your plants with proper equipment, ensuring instruments are sharp and clean.
Garden care doesn’t have to take up all your free time; the key is to identify the problem in time to do something about it before it gets out of control and turns into major chores. Whether it’s weeding or pruning your plants, it’s important to maintain and understand your garden.
Jonathan Mark Garden design service London 0845 4651555
This week we be looking at how to successfully plant your own bulbs and tomatoes, producing flowering bulbs and ripe and juicy fruit.
Crocus, lily, tulip and daffodil are all categorised into ‘bulbous plants’. There are two main planting times for bulbs; plants that flower in spring need to be planted in autumn, and plants that flower in the summer should be planted in spring and early summer. When buying bulbs, check that they are healthy and as fresh as possible. Avoid bulbs that are damaged or feel soft, and instead go for firm bulbs. When planting your bulbs, it is important to consider the following:
1. Take time preparing the planting ground, taking out the weeds, loosening the soil and adding grit to very heavy, sticky clay.
2. Plant bulbs two to three times their own depth and around two bulb widths apart
3. Plant bulbs the right way up. If in doubt plant the bulb on its side
4. Replace the soil after planting, breaking down any large clumps and firm in gently
The most important tip in growing large, healthy flowering bulbs is to prepare the soil well at the planting stage. A rich, well draining soil with a balanced pH will feed the bulb and provide nourishment for growth and flowering.
Tomatoes can be one of the most satisfying fruits to grow. They are simple to grow from seed and can be grown in any garden, as long as they have a warm and sheltered location. It is important to choose the correct variety that is compatible to the space you have available. Greenhouses offer excellent growing conditions for tomatoes, but if you don’t have a greenhouse there are other options. Growing tomatoes can also be done outside in pots and containers too. Here are some top tips to help you grow your tomatoes successfully:
1. Grow your tomatoes where there is direct sunlight and shelter
2. Grow a few varieties – some will be more compatible to your location than others
3. Add compost to the soil
4. Use canes to support the tall varieties of tomatoes
5. Water often but in small quantities
6. Bring any unripened tomatoes indoors at the end of the summer. Placing them near a banana will help the tomatoes to ripen
7. Water the soil and not the plant
8. Cherry tomatoes are a good choice to grow outdoors, as they ripen quickly
However big your gardening space there is always space to plant and grow your own plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables. It’s all about utilising your space effectively and researching what seeds are compatible to the growing environment that you have.
If you want a professional garden design service in London JM Garden Design are a landscape design company for all gardens
DIY Tips for gardening
This month we are providing DIY gardening tips and ideas to help gardeners of all experiences get more out of their hobby and their gardens. This issue will feature garden soil tips and lawn care gardening tips.
DIY Gardening Soil Tips
Soil preparation is the very foundation of a successful garden. If your soil is poor or the wrong type, then your gardening efforts will always be a struggle. Garden soil preparation involves getting the levels of organic matter, nutrients and pH exactly where you want them. Getting your vegetable garden soil just right will pay dividends, making your efforts in improving garden soil both worthwhile and rewarding. Here are a few tips that will help you build a good foundation:
1. Use a soil testing kit to identify where your soil stands in terms of pH and nutrient level.
2. Add organic material – Almost all plants love soil that contains organic matter
3. Use other creatures – Earthworms will fight off pests and disease.
It’s difficult to make proper adjustments to your soil without knowing its current condition. By identifying the content of the soil, improvements can be made by adjusting nutrient level and pH. Almost all soils can benefit from the addition of organic matter. A well composted and mulched garden will always perform well as it alters pH as needed, saves watering, adjusts soil types and keeps plants healthy. Using earthworms helps to condition the soil, making it more porous. They also contribute to fighting off disease and pests.
DIY Lawn Care Gardening Tip Keeping the lawn in top condition before the onset of cooler weather can be obtained by seasonal maintenance including fertilising, fighting common pests and diseases and fixing drainage problems. To establish and maintain a beautiful lawn:
1. Feed the grass
2. Mow for good grooming
Taking the time to feed your lawn will not only give it a healthy green colour but it will also help it to remain healthy. Distribute evenly, applying with a lawn spreader when the grass is dry. This will add nutrients to the soil and help break down the thatch that often builds up on some lawns. Not feeding your lawn enough may produce a lack of nutrients; however overfeeding can be just as harmful. Maintaining a regular feeding schedule on your lawn will mean it remains weed free and healthy all year round. Mowing is an important part of lawn care but never cut your lawn too short. A good tip is to never cut more than a third off the grass at one time. Doing so could allow moss and weeds to take hold. To maintain a neat lawn use a line trimmer in areas that mowers can’t get to, especially around tree bases and garden edges
In next week’s issue we will continue to explore the different garden styles, their varying attributes and which will be suitable for you and your lifestyle.
It you are in need of a London garden designer for garden design project why not contact JM Garden design London