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Bridgnorth garden design

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    Bridgnorth garden design specialists

    M & P Mckeown Landscapes, Bridgnorth garden design. Take a look at our social media platforms, learn more about our garden designs, providing garden design ideas to get you inspired.

    We are passionate about landscaping, the outdoors and gardening as a form of therapy.

    We specialise in garden design in the Telford, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Codsall, Shropshire and Wolverhampton areas of the West Midlands. Specifically small, tricky, or unusual gardens. We love a challenge and using our creative design and problem-solving to make incredible spaces for our customers.

    THE IMPORTANCE OF GARDEN DESIGN

    Start with a great idea and plan: Creating the absolute best garden begins with an excellent idea translated into a great garden design. The best design concepts and blueprints provide both creative and practical support for realising a client’s ideal scheme.

    The correct garden design can save you money by:

    • A scaled design of your garden for contractors to quote from.
    • Allowing easier contrast of quotes as they are all from the same blueprint.
    • Design expertise means you can avoid ‘assumption’ in, tools, materials & planting.
    • Removing wasted money on inapposite plants.
    • Saving time in getting to your final design.
    • Creating a vision and clear view of the garden you’re creating.

    Small and fiddly gardens can be difficult to design yourself as you may simply become dumbfounded. With what to plant, the number of plants, how big will they grow and exactly how much is too much!

    Garden Design services:

    M & P Mckeown Landscapes takes the pain and stress out of garden design, delivering a truly excellent outdoor space for you to relax, enjoy or entertain in. Whether you want a full garden redesign or a planting plan for a difficult space then we can help you.

    Bridgnorth garden design
    Bridgnorth garden design

    Height in a garden is defined as part of our style, whether this is raised planters or containers. We also like to use a striking colour scheme. Whilst our designs usually have a modern feel, we quite like bucking the trend and filtering in some more traditional elements. M & P Mckeown Landscapes like to look back as well as look forward when finding inspiration for my Bridgnorth Garden Designs.

    What is garden design?

    Garden Design is a professional skill in which a garden designer, like M & P Mckeown Landscapes, must survey a plot and then craft a design that applies both hard landscaping and planting to create a look that is both functional, practical, and beautiful based on the client’s scope.

    Options such as soil type, property aspect, topography, hazards, adjacent properties, existing planting, and a multitude of other factors all need to be considered.

    It’s a tricky concentration, as often a designer is having to explicate what a client wants, ie a look, into a practical design with planting that can give the look they want under the garden conditions they have.

    Creative problem solving is a key skill that we as designers all share. It involves considerations that most people would miss or overlook, for example; will that tree lose its leaves in winter and make that path slippery?

    Bridgnorth Garden Design Advice

    As a customer the is a lot to consider with a garden redesign, so we have created some garden design tips to help with garden design ideas. There are a number of considerations when designing a little garden or tricky shaped garden.

    1, Using the space constructively

    Often people with smaller gardens try to pack in as much as possible, pots all over, beds, hanging baskets, small water features to name a few. The problem with a smaller garden is the more you put in it the smaller and more cluttered it can look.

    Bridgnorth garden design
    Bridgnorth garden design

    Having moderation is often the key to a flourishing smaller garden. If you want a small, themed garden for example using stone formations, sculptures, gravel will probably completely overshadow the design. If there’s just too much to look at, it looks forced and piecemeal. It’s best to stick to a few items and display them well. Less means more space.

    2, Powerful Colour theme

    Our style with small gardens is to take time choosing a really powerful colour theme. A more natural garden design would let you use a mix of different colours and light shades over a larger area.

    However, in a smaller garden, this can emphasise the lack of space as you can only fit maybe one or two of each of these coloured plants in before your garden is overcrowded. It can also make a garden look quite unconnected unless done in a cottage style.

    M & P Mckeown Landscapes Bridgnorth opt to take say 2-3 colours and contrast them. This not only allows you to group plants based on colour to give unity, but it also creates a real focus in a smaller size garden.

    You want to slow down the impact of a smaller garden so it’s not a one-hit-wonder. Using a powerful colour theme of a couple of colours makes you focus on each which in turn slows you down. There is less to distract and interrupt your attention when you use a more limited colour.

    3, Play to your resistance

    If your garden is always covered in shade, then work with it! There is no point in trying to grow certain types of flowers in a shady garden. As they thrive on the warm baking sun. The natural world has a way of creating plants for all aspects, lighting, and conditions so our designs always work with this. If your garden has sunlight all day long, then work with it!

    Bridgnorth garden design
    Bridgnorth garden design

    We can provide planting plans that will flourish in your garden. By paying particular attention to the aspect and conditions you can avoid those sorry-looking plants that are being forced to try and succeed in unpleasant planting conditions!

    4, The supreme focal point

    We usually advise that a focal point is used to draw attention to the best or better areas of your garden. What’s the best area of my garden you may ask? This is the area that either gets the most sunlight, has the best view and condition.

    A focal point allows something for you and your guests vision to be drawn to. It doesn’t need to be right in the middle of a lawn or a huge sculpture. A focal point can be elusive such as a doorway that gives a hint of something on the other side. It could be a sculpture in a border that makes you want to look further!

    The key is the development and tackling the project as a whole, landscaping first, then planting, rather than building the garden piecemeal, this is where you can see everything on offer at once.

    5, Spur Wildlife and Nature

    With the increase of Urban sprawl and the conversion of many front gardens into concrete driveways and back gardens into slabbed areas, wildlife has a difficulty. It’s a sad fact that many green front gardens have now been converted into parking as the increase in motor vehicles has soared in the past years.

    Bridgnorth garden design

    M & P Mckeown Landscapes are here to help design an environmentally friendly garden whilst incorporating the basics such as a parking space area for the back. Whether it’s using window planters, container planting and low maintenance projects you can have the best of both worlds.

    This both encourages wildlife, reduces the increased flood risk of non-permeable driveways, and makes your property much more appealing to look at!

    Wildlife is an essential part of Bridgnorth Garden Design because not only will it keep garden pests under control, but it also helps environmentally. The reduction in honeybees has already shown an impact on crop production. We must always do our best to reduce our impact on mother nature and an M & P Mckeown Landscapes project always has this at the forefront of its design. I encourage pollen-rich planting for bees and insects providing habitats where we can coexist with current wildlife.

    M & P Mckeown Landscapes Design Services

    We can help you accomplish that dream garden. If you want a functional but fantastic garden, then please get in touch today. Why not have a look at our portfolio for examples of our work or send us a message using our contact page.

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    Contact Info

    Address:
    M & P Mckeown Landscaping Telford
    Unit 17
    Heath Hill Industrial Estate
    Dawley
    Telford
    Shropshire
    TF4 2RH

    T: 01952 327355

    E: enquiries@mpmckeownlandscapes.co.uk

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