Fabulous Front Gardens
Small Garden Design: What does your garden say about you?
What do visitors think when they wander up your drive? Do they think what you would like them to think about you.
I bet you have really thought about the decoration in your home, what colour the walls are what furniture you have, but but the first thing people see when they visit you is what’s outside the front door – so a little thought here can make a big impression.
You may not have a very big front garden, and think that it won’t make much difference – it can and it does. So even if you only have a small space, make it gorgeous – it will make you happy too.
This front garden is really quite small, and because it’s a bungalow, you don’t want massive dark heavy planting as it will smother the building. So we have gone for two styles here, both use plants sun loving plants and neither of then have anything too tall or prickly!
The garden has been ‘created’ by the addition of a few circular beds – so you can wander amongst them. In the winter interest is maintained with coloured stems that will glow bright red in the sunshine (perfect for solar xmas lights!). Bulbs can be added for some early spring colour and then you get happy pinks and reds all summer.
This garden is using your senses, there are lots of lovely plants to run your hands over and all will hum with happy bees and insects. Again, you can plant some pretty bulbs for spring and early autumn colour. All in all a simple easy and not too expensive way to change the message your house sends out.
So go on – let’s stop having boring front lawns!