My top tips for gar­den de­sign

Monthly Chronicle - - Health & Well-being -

• Find your style: visit gar­dens or look at pic­tures of gar­dens and take note of what you like and what you don’t. Pro­vid­ing clear in­for­ma­tion to your de­signer about what you don’t like can be just as im­por­tant as stat­ing what you do, and can avoid un­nec­es­sary mis­in­ter­pre­ta­tion. Pri­ori­tise curb­side ap­peal for in­vest­ment prop­er­ties: if you’re land­scap­ing to add value to your prop­erty, you should spend most of your bud­get on the front of the home. Even if you’re lim­ited by bud­get, smart de­sign can ‘wow’ fu­ture pur­chasers or renters. Get cre­ative: great gar­dens make peo­ple feel good, but they don’t have to cost a for­tune. Adding in­ter­est such as a curved path­way with a soft­ened bor­der

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