Plan Your Garden

If you’re looking for ideas for your garden or are interested in reading about our garden design topics, you will find them all here. Use the drop down menu for specific design topics or simply browse or use the search box in the bar above. Enjoy!

 

Katie

Landscaping Techniques for Privacy

Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

There's something special about a private and secluded garden, a tucked away space to relax and get away from it… Read more.

Alison

Children and Gardens – A Few Ideas

Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

Here are a few ideas on how you can make your garden interesting and engaging for children. Read more.

Katie

Gardens for Wellbeing

Plan Your Garden

Gardens offer endless opportunities to boost our health and wellbeing. This blog is all about designing a garden for relaxation… Read more.

Katie

Garden Design – Adding Value to Your Home

Plan Your Garden

Did you know that redesigning your garden is a great way to increase the value of your home? At ALDA… Read more.

Alison

Top Plants for Winter and Early Spring Interest

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Here's an inspiring selection of winter and early spring interest plants to keep your garden looking bright and colourful through… Read more.

Katie

Reasons to Redesign Your Garden

Plan Your Garden

Many of us live increasingly busy lives, and our gardens have the potential to benefit us in many ways. Here… Read more.

Katie

Native Plants

Plants, Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

Encouraging biodiversity and wildlife into our gardens is a current hot topic in the landscaping and horticultural industry. Our towns… Read more.

Alison

Screening Plants & Ideas for Confined Spaces

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Get inspiration and learn about plants suitable for screening in smaller gardens. Read more.

Katie

Types of Roses

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Roses are some of the most popular and beautiful garden plants. Here's a simple guide to some of the favourite… Read more.

Alison

Wide Borders – How to Make Them Work

ALDA in Action, Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

Wide deep borders can present a challenge, but they also offer lots of scope for impact and creativity. Here's some… Read more.

John

Shutter Screen Fencing: A Contemporary Screening Solution

ALDA in Action, Plan Your Garden, Garden Structures

Shutter Screen fences are becoming increasingly popular with our clients as an attractive and contemporary screening option. Read more.

John

Laying A New Patio: What’s Involved?

Plan Your Garden, Patios

Have you every wondered all the stages we go through when laying a new patio? Here's a quick look at… Read more.

Katie

An Introduction to Garden Lighting

Plan Your Garden, Lighting

As the evenings draw in, magically transform your garden after dusk with lighting, and create beautiful effects to enjoy in… Read more.

Katie

Types of Garden Lighting

ALDA in Action, Lighting

Here's a useful guide on some of the popular garden lights available and where to use them. Read more.

Katie

Garden Screens

Plan Your Garden, Garden Structures

Whether they take the form of a hedge, fence, trellis with climbers or a strategically placed tree, screens are an… Read more.

Katie

Planting for Pergolas

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Structures such as pergolas are brilliant for creating a focal feature in the garden - even more so when they… Read more.

John

Dealing With Severe Garden Drainage Issues

ALDA in Action, Plan Your Garden, Drainage

If your garden is frequently flooded or waterlogged, you will know how frustrating it can be. Land drainage systems can… Read more.

Katie

Pergolas and Archways

Plan Your Garden, Garden Structures, Shape & Form

A pergola or archway is the perfect feature to incorporate into a garden design. It will add height and year-round… Read more.

Alison

How To Cope With Wet Soils and Gardens

Plants, Plan Your Garden, Drainage, Design Challenges

If you constantly find yourself battling a soggy, wet garden, you're likely wondering what you can do about it. This… Read more.

Katie

Perfect Pond Plants

Plants, Plan Your Garden

A pond can be a wonderful feature to any garden and an important part of a successfully designed pond are… Read more.

Katie

Environmentally Friendly Choices for your Garden Design

Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

If you're thinking of re-designing your garden or an area of it, it is well worth taking some time to… Read more.

John

ALDA’s Garden Drainage Guide

Plan Your Garden, Patios, Drainage

Whilst garden drainage may not be the most riveting of gardening subjects, it is nonetheless an important factor in any… Read more.

John

Paving Comparison Guide

Plan Your Garden, Patios

Choosing paving materials for your new patio can seem a little daunting - and understandably so. The decision you make… Read more.

Katie

A Quick Look At Lawn Shape

Lawns, Plan Your Garden

Whilst you might not always notice it, your lawn shape can greatly affect the look and feel of your garden.… Read more.

Katie

Plants for Winter Wildlife

Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

We can all give wildlife a helping hand this winter by planting some of these wildlife friendly plants in our… Read more.

Katie

Designing with Balance

Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

We are all looking for balance in our lives and this is also reflected in our outdoor spaces. In this… Read more.

Katie

Ideas for a Beautiful Winter Garden

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Read on for tips on how to make your garden extra special this winter. Read more.

Katie

Designing with plant shape and form

Plants, Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

Considering the shape and form of plants is essential for any good garden design. Here we look at how plant… Read more.

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