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Shropshire garden design

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    Shropshire garden design specialists

    M & P Mckeown Landscapes, Shropshire garden design. Visit our social media platforms, learn more about our garden designs, providing garden design ideas to get you inspired.

    We are passionate about garden 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 to use our creative design and problem-solving to make incredible spaces for our customers.

    Renowned within the industry for creating stunning, well-constructed gardens optimally managed within time and budget, we have built up an excellent reputation over the last 11 years for award-winning garden design and landscape consultancy.

    The correct garden design can save you money by:

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

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

    Our Garden Design services:

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

    Shropshire garden design
    Shropshire garden design

    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?

    Shropshire Garden Design Tips

    There’s a lot to take into consideration 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 small garden or tricky shaped garden.

    1, Using the space effectively 

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

    Shropshire garden design
    Shropshire garden design

    Having conformity is often the key to a successful 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 accurately. Less means more space.

    2, Beautiful Colour theme

    Our style with small gardens is to take time choosing a really beautiful 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 reiterate 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 favor 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 garden.

    You want to slow down the affect of a smaller garden so it’s not a one hit wonder. Using a striking colour theme of a couple of colours makes you focus in 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 revolution 

    If your garden is nearly always 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!

    Shropshire garden design
    Shropshire garden design

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

    4, The perfect 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 nicest view and condition.

    A focal point provides something for you and your guest’s 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 planning 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, Motivate Wildlife and Nature

    With the increase of Urban sprawl and the reformation of many front gardens into concrete driveways and back gardens into slabbed areas, wildlife has a challenge. 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.

    Shropshire garden design

    M & P Mckeown Landscapes can help design an environmentally friendly garden whilst organizing 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 Shropshire 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 Garden Design Services

    We can help you achieve 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 through our contact page.

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    M & P Mckeown Landscaping Telford
    Unit 17
    Heath Hill Industrial Estate
    TF4 2RH

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