What is the cheapest way to landscape a backyard?
Looking for a fresh new look for your Garden? A guide to creating your perfect outdoor space.
We look at three different examples on how you could roll out the changes to your garden on different budgets.
Contemporary, But On A Budget
Bringing this contemporary look to your garden can be done on a more limited budget.
The paving kit seen in the centre of the image is the Kelkay Minster Octagon kit in the Graphite colour option. The grey tones give modern vibes to your garden space. The product is supplied in kit form, so you’ll receive all of the pieces to create this stunning design.
The kit has been surrounded with another Kelkay product, the Coral White Pebbles, which gives a striking contrast to the patio kit and creates a mix of textures.
At the very back of the image is traditional garden fencing, similar to our Rowlinson Gresty Fence Panels. Completely pressure treated to help protect against rot, these horizontal slatted panels again are in keeping with the contemporary surroundings.
A modern, contemporary garden needs minimalist plants and shrubbery, ideally planted in tall yet elegant planters. The Victoria set from Maze Rattan ticks all of these boxes. Comprising of 3 planters which range in height from 56cm, to 67cm and then 75cm these all-weather planters would look right at home.
|Kelkay Minster Octagon Kit 2.3m: Graphite||£224.99|
|Rowlinson Gresty Fence Panels 6ft (Quantity 3)||£194.97|
|Maze Rattan Victoria Tall Planter Set||£159|
|Kelkay Bulk Bag Coral White Pebbles||£374.99|
Entertaining In Your Garden
Recreating the above look not only gives a really attractive focal point, but also a very functional structure for entertaining under. It provides shade and shelter whilst al fresco dining.
The garden is centred on the impressive Rowlinson Venetian Canopy. Completely free standing, the 3m x 4m structure features a retractable canopy. Created from powder coated aluminium, the framework itself can be left outside all year round. We have a closer look at Garden Gazebos and potential planning permissions at this link.
The patio kit seen in the photo resembles that of the Kelkay Abbey Paving Kit in Antique. Covering 10.22m2 the kit includes all 45 pieces and requires no cutting or squaring off. This will really enhance your garden, and looks as good wet as it does dry.
Every garden needs suitable seating. The set pictured is the Thornbury Rattan Corner Dining set from Rowlinson’s collection of rattan furniture. Perfect for up to 9 people to relax around, the table can even be lowered into a coffee table position. Made of fully weatherproof half round rattan, this superb set also includes 3 stools.
|Rowlinson Venetian Canopy||£469.99|
|Kelkay Abbey Paving Kit||£249.99|
|Rowlinson Thornbury Rattan Corner Dining Set||£1,548.99|
Creating the ‘Wow’ Factor
For those really wanting to make a statement in their garden, then look no further than the Cotswold Canopy from Jagram. Complete with floor and balustrade, this superb timber structure provides a fantastic place to relax in the shade, or entertain your family and friends.
The seasoned spruce has been pre-treated with a special wood preservative to help combat rot and potentially damage caused by insects. You even have a choice of felt tiles, to colour coordinate with whatever scheme you have in your garden.
The set seen under the canopy is a brown flat-weave rattan set, like the Barcelona Corner Group from our Maze Rattan collection. Comprising of a lovely corner sofa with a large foot stool, the real drawing point of this set is the lounge table with an ice bucket located in the centre.
With the all-weather half round weave rattan you are free to leave this set outside all year round.
To finish off the look, and for those cooler evenings, add a chimenea into your garden! The one we have picked out is the large La Hacienda Murcia Chimenea with Grill. Made from steel and very robust even with the intense heat, this particular product even comes with a cooking grill for those late evening snacks and a metal tool to stoke the wood.
If your looking to refresh your lawn make sure you check out our guide to laying your own turf using our Rolawn Medallion turf. For around 20 metres squared you’ll be looking at a cost of around £200.
|Jagram Cotswold Canopy 3×3||£3,499|
Maze Rattan Barcelona Corner Group with Ice Bucket in Mixed Brown
|La Hacienda Murcia Chimenea With Grill Large||£74.99|