If you look at pictures of other people's completed back yards and wonder how you can make yours look so stylish and well put together, wonder no more, as we've got all the answers for you! We have taken inspiration from talented landscape architects and put together this comprehensive list of garden elements that are easy to install but guaranteed to make a huge impression. If you're ready to get a little more green-fingered, then read on and start planing your newly improved garden today! Ready for 15 secrets?
A nourished lawn is the centrepiece for a stunning garden, so don't let dry spots, bald patches or uneven mounds develop.
Once you've created a lovely garden, you'll want to spend some time in it and enjoy it, so it makes perfect sense to include at least some seating!
You don't need to go crazy, but a barbecue or simple grill will really bring your garden together, not to mention your family and friends over for a visit!
If you like an ordered and well put together garden that doesn't have a bloom out of place, then large pebble shingle will definitely be a good investment for you.
Simple to install and gorgeous, a small deck will make a real feature of any seating area in your garden. You can stain it a good color too!
If you're short for space in your garden, try planting up, not out! A vertical garden can even be made from discarded pallets, making it a cheap project.
Upcycled planters are a fantastic way to firmly put your stamp on your garden, while ensuring that nobody else has exactly the same look.
A small garden can be purely aesthetics-led but we think a little functionality is a blessing too. How about growing some of your own herbs?
Brightly colored planters are a fabulous way to give any garden a real designer touch. You don't need to buy new ones though, simply paint up your existing ones!
The last thing you want to do is create a garden that is impossible to stay on top of. Low maintenance plants, such as cacti and succulents, will be a great asset that won't need your assistance too much.
Be optimistic and assume that you will get seriously into this gardening lark! If you do, you'll want a potting station, so add one in at the start!
You don't have to have space for a fully lit incredible fountain, as even a small water feature adds a distinct classiness and designer vibe to any garden.
Adding a fire pit to your garden will ensure that you can enjoy it, regardless of the temperature. Can you think of anything nicer than a glass of something delicious, in front of the fire?
A garden should be designed for everyone to enjoy it, so if you have little ones, what about including a treehouse, or a play area? So much fun!
A pretty bird feeder, hung somewhere in your garden, will naturally encourage some feathery and even furry friends to wander in. What a lovely sight!
For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 10 cool ideas to create a gorgeous garden.