Landscape Elements For a Great Garden

9 Must Have Landscape Elements For a Great Garden

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Scott D. Renwick
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People can be boring inside-the-box thinkers when it comes to their gardens. Here are must-have landscape elements for a great garden.

Some of these you’ll already have. If you are one of the few who have them all you must have a great garden.

For those of you that need a little kick in the right direction keep reading.

Your garden should be a fulfilling, rejuvenating, and revitalizing space that has a positive impact on your well-being.

Keep reading to ensure you are getting the most out of your garden.

Landscape Elements For a Great Garden

 

Here are 9 must-have landscape elements for a great garden:

 

1. Fruit Trees

 

Growing a fruit tree is like investing your money into a project, except unlike the high-risk investments out there you are almost guaranteed to yield a return for your efforts. You’re getting food that you would otherwise pay for in your own private garden.

It’s sustainable and low maintenance and it will produce perhaps the tastiest and most nutrient-dense food you are likely to ever eat.

Having fruit trees in your garden that yield a good crop must be one of the most satisfying things you can do in your private garden space. It’s almost too good to be true.

Of course, there is no need to stop at fruit trees, try some berries or vegetables as well. Make your garden produce something and work for you for a change.

2. Natural Stone

 

Natural stone is a wonderful feature to have in the garden. It’s essentially maintenance-free, does not fade in color, is robust, and cleans up well, so it can be like the first time you built it into your garden.

Whether it’s in the form of a patio or a wall, natural stone brings a rich character to your garden space, enhancing the overall feeling of the space.

Hardwearing, natural stone is there to stay and can easily outlast every other element that goes into your garden. Just look at the pyramids. Still standing and looking as majestic as ever.

3. Harnessing the Position of the Sun

 

It’s very tempting to put a patio area right outside your back door. But if that’s not the area that gets the sun, then it’s a waste of space.

Pay attention to where you get the sun the most in your garden. Place patios and other seating areas accordingly to maximize the sunlight that comes into your garden, so that you may enjoy it as much as possible.

 

4. Electrical Sockets/Outdoor tap

 

This seems like a no-brainer however there is a surprising amount of gardens that do not have either of these elements.

In today’s modern world, they are essential elements. They make the entire garden more functional and user-friendly.

Being able to hook up some speakers or charge your iPhone is going to enable to you to enjoy your space much more. Likewise having an outdoor tap, is also going to benefit you repeatedly as once you have it, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

5. Composting Station

 

Having a composting station, like having fruit trees is another way to ensure that your garden works for you. Composting down organic materials is a fantastic way to give back to your garden, ensuring your plants grow better. It’s also another way of giving you something that you would normally have to buy (Compost).

Not only are you saving money, enhancing your plants, and doing your bit for the environment but you’re also getting a much better product and building a self-rejuvenating system that will sustainably benefit you and your garden.

6. Fire Pit

 

There’s nothing like sitting around a fire, long into the night, being transfixed and mesmerized by the delight of a flickering flame as you bask in its warmth and rich glow.

A safely lit and positioned fire pit is a fantastic way to ensure you can spend more quality time in your garden space and get the most out of it.

7. Shelter

 

Living in Ireland, if you haven’t got shelter in your garden, you are limiting your ability to enjoy the garden space. One of the most magical times to be in a garden is when it’s raining, listening to the sounds and breathing in the unique plethora of aromas that kick up due to the raindrops hitting the plants and ground.

Not being able to appreciate the rain in your own garden is a shame, as you are greatly missing out on such a wonderful experience.

8. The Sound of Water

 

Water elements such as ponds can be a drag when it comes to maintaining them. However, you can still have the sound of water in your garden with little to no maintenance and still enjoy the benefits that the sound of splashing, falling, and cascading water brings.

9. Secondary Seating Areas

 

We are all familiar with the primary seating area of a patio, but having a secondary seating area is perhaps of even more importance in a garden.

The primary patio area is often underused because it is not inviting to sit there alone or even with just one more person.

Having a secondary seating area(s) is ideal for creating those more intimate spaces, where you can lose yourself with a book or a nice cup of coffee, so you can be alone with your thoughts.

More often than not, I enjoy the garden on my own as opposed to enjoying it with a group of other people. Facilitating this experience with multiple seating options is important for me, which is why I would say that secondary seating areas are probably more important that the primary seating area of the deck or the patio.

Make sure you build and design your garden in such a way that you get the most out of it. Getting outdoors is key to your mental well-being. What could be more convenient than having a great garden space outside your own back door that you can use in all weather and seasonal conditions?

If you’d like these elements implemented in your garden space, make sure to get in touch with SAS Landscapes today for a quote.

Contact SAS Landscapes today for a quote:

office@saslandscapes.ie
083 137 7834

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