Posts Tagged ‘modern’

How to Best Use Stone In The Garden

Some thoughts to consider about the use of stone in the garden as ornament or feature.  Many of us are so used to living with brick and concrete all around us that we rarely have the opportunity, or the time to think about, study and appreciate natural stone in the garden. Nothing beats its beauty, in all its variations of form, texture, striation, weathering, colouring, weight and durability. Marble, granite, limestone, slate – all have their own special characteristics and uses in specific settings. Past civilizations have used the extraordinary natural beauty and gravitas of stone to [...]

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Out in Front: Front Garden Ideas

So you are looking for some front garden ideas? Front gardens or front yards are more usually associated with domestic residences rather than commercial buildings. But similar principles of good design apply to both.  Many clients will be focussed on the design of their back garden. The private person or family leisure space. However, the front garden is the space that provides instant first impressions and 'kerb appeal' to visitors and passers-by. It makes an immediate statement about the building and its occupants and is an integral part of the entire landscaped setting. The front garden [...]

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