3 TIPS FOR A GARDEN MAKEOVER
1 Dream big, don’t limit yourself at the start. Allow yourself to explore all avenues. You can always reel your design in later or make it happen in stages.
2 Get to know who you are — how you spend time in the garden or, if you don’t but you’d like to, what stops you. For example, in an ideal situation, you might like to do yoga in the garden but can’t because it rains so much. So you could say you need some sort of structure, a pagoda with a glass or polycarbonate roof or a shed or studio. Explore how you spend your day, how, if you designed your garden in such a way, you could do all those things you want to there. Get to know how you want to use the space and how it actually functions for you.
3 Be adventurous with the planting and don’t hold back. Have a strong concept and let your plants follow that. Plant up with impact and be bold with it and put a good bit of thought into planting, because once you put a good scheme of plants into the space, it will really bring it to life and will underline your concept.