Garden Design Perth & Fremantle, Australia
Outdoor Living - Outdoor Room
Creating an outdoor living space is the starting point of every
good garden design. All other areas in the garden should be designed
with this area being a pivotal point. If possible it is always
preferable to design the main outdoor living area taking the northern
aspect into consideration. This is the angle of the sun which provides
the greatest benefit during winter sunlight hours. In this area
it is also worth placing deciduous trees which provide shade in
summer and drop their leaves at just the right time in winter to
How should I allocate my budget to my gardening project?
The general rule of thumb passed onto me by a wise landscape architect
friend of mine is to always allocate funds to projects which have
an immediate impact on your life. This may mean writing a list
of priorities and dividing up projects into parts rather than spreading
it thinly across the whole garden and not achieving anything substantial.
I would always advise clients to spend money on an outdoor living
space that makes a house more functional rather than spend it on
an expensive water feature which has a lesser impact. In the end
this is always a personal choice but I have always found it beneficial
to promote function over form. The form of course doesn’t have
to be ugly.