What do you look for in the perfect garden? Perhaps space for the kids to run free is top of your wish list. Maybe you aspire to have a private, relaxing open-air sanctuary. Or do you strive for low-maintenance functionality in your outdoor space? At Anthony Pepe, we understand that when it comes to gardens, everyone is looking for something different in their property search. So here are some of our favourite Anthony Pepe examples to inspire you to achieve your garden goals, no matter how big or small your green space is.
To create your very own usable garden which can act as an extension of your indoor living space, you just need to consider a few simple tricks to form a functional patch. The best way of doing this is by establishing defined areas in your plot. Introducing decking or a patio separates a specific area from your lawn or bedding plants, making your exterior more usable by providing a flat and stable surface to suit your needs. Think along the lines of al fresco dining, summer barbeques or catching some rays. We think it is far better to have a deck or patio area to use rather than the muddy ground.
Once you’ve designed your garden layout with defined and functional areas, your next step to making it more usable is adding some outdoor furniture. You can treat your garden as another reception room in your home – a space to socialise and relax. So what better way to relax than with a couple of sun loungers to absorb some summertime sunshine! If al fresco dining is your garden goal, you can invest in an outdoor dining set complete with luxurious cushions for comfort and a parasol for those hot, sunny days of summer.
Now that the grown-ups’ garden needs are catered for, let’s think about the kids and giving them room to play. City living means that it is more important than ever to get our children into the great outdoors to stretch their legs, enjoy the sunshine and burn their energy. For a family friendly garden, a lawn area could be just what you need. Perfect for playing footie and pitching swings, slides, paddling pools and trampolines, a grassy green area is the ideal landing for accident-prone kids. If cutting the grass sounds like too much hassle for you, don’t forget you could consider artificial grass instead.
If you dream of having a garden suitable for all weather use (after all, we can’t always really on the Great British weather), a little clever planning and design can make all the difference. Our favourite Anthony Pepe ideas range from pretty pergolas and curtained canopies which create a whole new outdoor room to use at any time of the year to roofed barbeque shelters which enable al fresco cooking whatever the weather. There’s no reason why your garden should be out of bounds in the winter months with these tricks up your sleeve.
Fencing and Privacy
Living in a busy, bustling city can mean that privacy is hard to come by, but you can turn your garden into a secret sanctuary away from prying eyes with our favourite easy top tips. Bushes, bamboos and climbing shrubs are ideal screening plants providing shelter from the neighbours in the form of a leafy canopy. Alternatively, constructing some ornate fencing or trellis can help to make your plot more enclosed and secure. As a bonus, you can paint your fences to add a pop of colour and personality to your outdoor space to really put your own stamp on it.
For busy city-dwellers like you, a low-maintenance garden could be your oasis of escape at the end of the day. If you’re short on time or simply not the green-finger type, maintaining an outdoor area can become a burden. To keep it fuss-free, add some potted plants, floral borders and colourful window boxes where upkeep is minimal. You could even grow your own herb garden on your windowsill!
With so many options at your disposal, your garden goals are closer than you might think. Whether you decide to rent or buy a property through Anthony Pepe, tell us what your dream garden would be and we will help you to find the perfect home and garden to match.