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Setting Goals For Your Landscape

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

Your outdoor space is an extension of your home, somewhere that you and your family will spend quality time. Yet, when it comes to landscaping projects, many people rush in without any clear goals or design. It is important when starting a landscaping project to think about how you will use the space, and how to make the space work for you.

At Nomadic Home & Garden we start every landscape gardening project by providing a thorough consultation to understand your goals and the needs of the project. Here are some of the landscaping goals we’ve helped our customers achieve to point you in the right direction.

Goal: Get more space

In our experience, it’s nearly always possible to get more space into your outdoor area with good design. If you have tree stumps, old and tired shrubs, overgrown weeds, patchy lawns or rotted timber edging, you’re missing out on the best use of your space. This is especially a problem if you’ve got kids or pets who need more space to grow and play, or large existing features that take up a lot of room, like a pool.

You can reclaim your space with neat, mulched border gardens, smart gravel beds featuring decorative steppingstones, natural pathways created by fresh plantings, or fresh green instant turf. You can also improve the access through your space by connecting key points with elegant pathways, for example:

  • front footpath to front door

  • back deck to pool area

  • barbecue area to seating area.

And if you have a small outdoor space that’s going to waste, you can easily transform it into an inviting sitting area with artificial turf. Artificial turf is quick to lay, low maintenance and always looks like a million dollars.

Goal: Grow your own food

Consider adding a vegetable garden as a practical way to make your outdoor space work for you. For families, growing your own fruit and vegetables not only puts food on the table, it teaches kids about the origins of their food and encourages them to make healthy food choices. This article from Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHGE) explains some of the health benefits of growing your own food, including:

  • it helps you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables

  • you decide what kinds of fertilizers and pesticides come into contact with your food

  • you can control when to harvest your food to maximise its nutrients.

If a veggie garden is something you’re interested in, our team of expert gardeners can help you with plant choice, spacing, irrigation and soil type.

Goal: Unwind and be inspired

The great artist Monet said, “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” Your outdoor area should be pleasing to your eye and help you unwind. For some people this means being able to walk out the back door into a sea of smooth green turf. For others, it’s a stroll through flowering shrubs, shade trees and water features.

By using the principles of design and gardening know-how, we can combine the elements of colour, texture, size, space and scent to transform outdoor spaces. And if you’re not a fan of flowering plants, geometric designs using decorative pavers, turf and shrubs can also create an inspiring space. Follow us on Instagram for examples of satisfying transformations we’ve created for our customers.

And if you’ve already got your ideal design in place, we recommend you take advantage of our services including a regular garden care package and professional pressure cleaning to keep your space looking beautiful.

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