Height in a garden we love 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 mixing in some more traditional elements. M & P Mckeown Landscapes like to look back as well as look forward when finding inspiration for my Shrewsbury Garden Designs.
What is garden design?
Garden Design is an expert 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.
Considerations such as soil type, property aspect, topography, hazards, adjacent properties, existing planting, and a multitude of other options all need to be considered.
It’s a really 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 talent 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?