A well-laid-out public garden is an excellent asset to any locality that boosts its appeal to visitors and residents alike. Not only does a green space offer a tranquil environment for people to relax in or stroll about or soak in the beauty of nature, it actually reduces stress levels. Your friendly neighbourhood landscape and garden design expert will tell you that there are some features that can dramatically improve the appeal of your public garden space. Here are three top options.
Tranquil water feature
There are few things as relaxing and attractive as a water feature in the midst of greenery. A gurgling brook, a gushing waterfall, or a tranquil pond – these amp up the beauty of your green space significantly. A water feature is a great focal point to add to your garden, something that perfectly blends with the natural greenery and the colour of your flowering shrubs and trees. Water features have an audio contribution to make as well – a soft, soothing sound that serves as a contrast to the noisiness of the world outside the haven you have created.
The good news is you need a few simple landscaping supplies to create an attractive water feature. Natural stone is a great option when you are thinking of water features because of its resilience, strength, and aesthetics.
Natural stones and aggregates
Natural stone is not just a great way to create a water feature but also other features. For example, Jumbo Flagstone (3″-4″) slabs can create a beautiful series of stepping stones for your waterfall. Use Waterfall Rockery to highlight the water feature or to accentuate flowerbeds. Another great option for highlighting specific areas is White Calcite. This decorative stone also looks fabulous around your water feature, framing it so that a visitor catches sight of the element at once.
Large natural stone seating is also a popular addition to most landscape and garden design projects. Weather-resistant, eco-friendly, durable, and low maintenance, these are great options to add to your garden too.
Among the most versatile landscaping supplies come aggregates that can be used around your little pond to create boundaries for your flowerbeds and to improve drainage around water features. For the last, the 1″ Terra Stone Brick Chip crushed clay aggregate is a favoured option for its aesthetic appeal. Another similarly preferred option is the rounded 3″-5″ Riverstone. This natural stone aggregate is perfect for a little walkaway border around your pond or by the waterfall.
Lush garden beds
Glorious lush garden beds, with or without colourful leaves and flowers, are the mainstay of any green space. Any landscape and garden design expert will tell you that these are the perfect additions to set off the more complex features like waterfalls or fountains.
Separate your complex features from the garden beds with a natural stone garden path. Wiarton Random Flagstone (1″-1 1/2″) is a perfect choice when you want to create a unique walkway or path full of personality.
Did you know that even mulch can be used in garden design? Mulch makes a great, stark separator for your flower beds or features. It can act as a fantastic backdrop for vibrantly coloured shrubs and flowering plants too.
An oft-ignored aspect is ‘fragrance.’ Choose flowers that add their fragrance to the environment to make it even more soothing, and position these flower beds close to the sitting areas.
When you are thinking of landscape and garden design for your public garden space, you need a few key landscaping supplies to create inviting elements and features. Even something as simple as mulch can set your garden apart from the green spaces around you. Use plenty of natural materials like natural stone to give the garden an earthy, aesthetic vibe. Bring in a water feature to add audio and visual appeal to the space too, and you have a perfect little haven for all ages to enjoy.