One upside of the rain we’ve been having this spring: it’s great for our gardens!! The following story from Houzz.com gives some great advice on designing a unique garden to give your lawn and garden a more formal, sophisticated feel.
Touches of Grandness for the Garden
There’s more to landscaping than lawns and foundation plantings. Get inspired by formal garden traditions and incorporate a neatly trimmed hedge, striking symmetrical garden or whimsical topiary into your yard design. Here are 12 ideas, from garden rooms and grassy allées to secret hideaways, to spark your imagination.
Verdant lane. Known as an allée in formal garden design terms, a grassy path lined with boxwood hedges and trees makes an enchanting addition to an expansive yard. Crisply trimmed hedges accented with formal statues frames the view here, making the outdoor space seem even more substantial.
Green room. Take the idea of an outdoor room to the next level by planting a tall hedgerow to form the walls and place benches in the room. For a whimsical touch, trim some of the hedges lower in sections to look like additional benches. Add a tree or two to provide shade, making the outdoor space more comfortable.
For the complete story, including the 10 additional grand gardening ideas, visit Houzz.com.