Here are the top four landscaping styles you can choose from:
1. Inner City Chic
Australian backyards are generally getting smaller in size and could continue on this trend because of the growing population and a boom in apartment living. The inner city chic style is perfect for terraces, backyards and balconies. Use multi-purpose pieces and consider in-built seating and others ideas to make the limited space you have work for you. Create a functional vertical garden on a blank wall to maximise available space. Improve the appearance and create the illusion of big space by layering colour and texture. Small spaces can benefit by large format pavers – stay away from complex patterns and pick a dark shade to achieve a modern and minimalist style.
You can take pleasure in your very own coastal sanctuary throughout the year by creating a coastal style garden. Use hardy plants to landscape the garden and nautical pieces to achieve a beach ambience. Enhance the beach look and add texture and light to the garden at the same time by installing light coloured pavers and pebbles. Give your garden character and personality with hard-wearing, low maintenance plants, grasses and palms. If the space is big enough, add seaside pieces to create a cosy, tropical ambience. Aside from looking great, pieces such as desk chairs and hammocks are perfect for relaxation and entertainment uses.
One way to make the space work efficiently is by creating structure or zones in your backyard. With zoning, you can designate areas for playing, eating, cooking and relaxing. Give these areas their own impact and character by marking the specific zones with fencing, plants or materials like pavers.
Set up a lawn if you prefer a no fuss, minimalistic look and vibe to your garden. Grass adds greenery and simplicity to the space. Experiment with plants like 'stapables' in smaller places, nooks and crannies.
One last universal tip:- Use low-maintenance shrubs and bushes if you want variation and levels. A hedge of evergreens creates a structured appearance all year round and brings a splash of much needed green in winter. If you have a large garden, add split level or segmentation to help create movement and enhance visual interest. You will have a no-fuss garden that is not only easy to maintain but also as offers peace and relaxation and one that most buyers prefer and will ultimately pay more for.
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