We like height in a garden as part of our style, whether this is raised planters or containers. We also like to use 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 looking forward when finding inspiration for my Shropshire 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.
Considerations such as soil type, topography, hazards, adjacent properties, existing planting, property aspect, and a multitude of other factors 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.
Innovative 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?