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How To Design Your Dream Garden

one month ago

 

Inspiration for your garden is everywhere. Image sources are everywhere. I suggest looking to Pinterest for inspiration. Tumblr, design websites and blogs are everywhere and will whet your appetite or a garden design or a tree service or a job by an expert tree surgeon. But before choosing the design for your garden I suggest researching the details. For instance, you might fall in love with a stunning garden landscaping.

Video is also a wonderful source of inspiration. YouTube and garden design Dublin blogs are a great source for ideas. The beauty of video is that you can view the ideas in 360 degrees.

The real world. Look around you. Inspiration is all around us. Whether in the city , the suburbs or the countryside. Reality is as good as it gets. You might be walking down the street and see a garden design that piques your interest. It can instantly bring to life an idea you have been mulling over. Seeing how a plant, a space or a design works in conjunction with its immediate surrounding. I find inspiration around me all the time as I visit gardens in Dublin and Meath in my daily life. If I see something I like, I copy it. If I see something I don’t like, I think why it doesn’t work, and how can I make a garden design better.

A Garden Should Flow Naturally

With real life experience it gives me a good idea of how a garden fits together. For instance, you can get a feel for the dimensions of a seating area or a water feature in conjunction with the rest of the garden. See if it works and flows naturally.

If you are like me, you will have read tonnes of garden maintenance and design ideas. Lists or listicles such as ‘Top Gardening Ideas’ or ‘The Very Best Tree Service’ are everywhere nowadays. While they are good for basic ideas and will answer your garden landscaping questions at a superficial level. They are mostly giving the same answers and tips you will get everywhere else. The real devil is in the detail. And that is why I always like to do my preliminary research online. And then take my research into the real world to iron out the details. For instance, visit your local garden centre. Talk to the experts. Read forums and go to Boards.ie where you will have all your garden landscaping questions answered.

The best tip I can give you is take your time. Garden design is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. A garden doesn’t come to life overnight. It takes time. A garden landscape will grow with you and change over many years. A well thought out garden should be flexible and dynamic. It can changes as much as the clothes on your back or the hair on your head. The most important thing is to enjoy your outdoor space. Whether it’s sipping lemonade in a deckchair or bouncing your grandchild on your lap.

For all tree surgeon, tree service, gardeners dublinlandscape gardeners & landscapers Dublin don’t hesitate to contact us at OakleafLandscaping.ie

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Water Features Add Sound and Beauty to a Garden

yesterday

Water features add something special to a garden. They give a garden a focal point and add sound and style. Even a small garden can benefit from a water feature like a decorative bird bath or small waterfall. It doesn’t have to be anything too big or fancy – even the smallest feature is soothing and interesting.

When adding your water feature make sure you consider these things:

– Where will it be? Light, wind and space will all impact.

– What will be your source of water?

– What size and scale can you add without dominating the garden?

– Do you need an electricity supply?

– How will you deal with standing water?

– Does it need to be child proof?

Oakleaf Landscaping can help with all this and more, from initial brainstorming of ideas, sourcing of materials, installation and maintenance. Call for a free quote.

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Oakleaf Landscaping have been caring for gardens for over 15 years. We have grown to become one of the premier landscape gardeners in Dublin & Meath. For more information on tree surgeon, garden landscaping and garden maintenance contact us on 087 677 0480 or email info@oakleaflandscaping.ie

Last Trim for the Hedges Before Winter

yesterday

September is the time to give your hedges that last trim before the winter. A good job now will last you through the harsh months. Evergreen hedges like Leyland, cypress, laurel, holly and so on will benefit from a cut now to allow them to harden off before the frost sets in.

Follow some simple tips to keep your hedges right through the next months.

1. Aim to keep the base of the hedge wider than the top so tilt out a little as you go down. This allow light to the base.

2. Keep in mind height and don’t block light from your house our your neighbour’s.

3. If sharing with a neighbour you can cut any branches on your side but make sure you ask permission to cut on their side.

4. Stay safe with appropriate equipment like goggles and protective clothing.

5. Don’t cut back too much and stop growth altogether.

landscape gardeners

 

Oakleaf Landscaping have been caring for gardens for over 15 years. We have grown to become one of the premier landscape gardeners in Dublin & Meath. For more information on our tree service, tree surgery, garden landscaping and garden maintenance contact us on 087 677 0480 or email info@oakleaflandscaping.ie

Storm Proofing Your Garden

yesterday

Storm season is upon us and we need to prepare our gardens for the onslaught. Storms can do much damage to gardens so minimise it by following a few simple tips.

1. Clear out gutters and drains so excess water can flow freely.

2. Make sure water can flow away from the house by making sure gutters and drains are secured and the water flow is in the correct direction.

3. Check trees and shrubs. Any branches hanging close to the house should be pruned.

4. Clear away any debris that could fly around the garden and bring in hanging baskets and pots.

5. Cover small shrubs and flowers with tarp, secured well.

landscapers dublin

Oakleaf Landscaping have been caring for gardens for over 15 years. We have grown to become one of the premier landscape gardeners in Dublin & Meath. For more information on our tree service, tree surgery, garden landscaping and garden maintenance contact us on 087 677 0480 or email info@oakleaflandscaping.ie

How to Design Your Dream Garden

16 days ago

Inspiration for your garden is everywhere. Image sources are everywhere. I suggest looking to Pinterest for inspiration. Tumblr, design websites and blogs are everywhere and will whet your appetite or a garden design or a tree service or a job by an expert tree surgeon. But before choosing the design for your garden I suggest researching the details. For instance, you might fall in love with a stunning garden landscaping.

Video is also a wonderful source of inspiration. YouTube and garden design Dublin blogs are a great source for ideas. The beauty of video is that you can view the ideas in 360 degrees.

The real world. Look around you. Inspiration is all around us. Whether in the city , the suburbs or the countryside. Reality is as good as it gets. You might be walking down the street and see a garden design that piques your interest. It can instantly bring to life an idea you have been mulling over. Seeing how a plant, a space or a design works in conjunction with its immediate surrounding. I find inspiration around me all the time as I visit gardens in Dublin and Meath in my daily life. If I see something I like, I copy it. If I see something I don’t like, I think why it doesn’t work, and how can I make a garden design better.

A Garden Should Flow Naturally

With real life experience it gives me a good idea of how a garden fits together. For instance, you can get a feel for the dimensions of a seating area or a water feature in conjunction with the rest of the garden. See if it works and flows naturally.

If you are like me, you will have read tonnes of garden maintenance and design ideas. Lists or listicles such as ‘Top Gardening Ideas’ or ‘The Very Best Tree Service’ are everywhere nowadays. While they are good for basic ideas and will answer your garden landscaping questions at a superficial level. They are mostly giving the same answers and tips you will get everywhere else. The real devil is in the detail. And that is why I always like to do my preliminary research online. And then take my research into the real world to iron out the details. For instance, visit your local garden centre. Talk to the experts. Read forums and go to Boards.ie where you will have all your garden landscaping questions answered.

The best tip I can give you is take your time. Garden design is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. A garden doesn’t come to life overnight. It takes time. A garden landscape will grow with you and change over many years. A well thought out garden should be flexible and dynamic. It can changes as much as the clothes on your back or the hair on your head. The most important thing is to enjoy your outdoor space. Whether it’s sipping lemonade in a deckchair or bouncing your grandchild on your lap.

For all tree surgeon, tree service, gardeners dublin, landscape gardeners & landscapers Dublin don’t hesitate to contact us at OakleafLandscaping.ie

Storm Proofing Your Garden

16 days ago

storm proofing your garden

Storm season is upon us and we need to prepare our gardens for the onslaught. Storms can do much damage to gardens so minimise it by following a few simple tips.

1. Clear out gutters and drains so excess water can flow freely.

2. Make sure water can flow away from the house by making sure gutters and drains are secured and the water flow is in the correct direction.

3. Check trees and shrubs. Any branches hanging close to the house should be pruned.

4. Clear away any debris that could fly around the garden and bring in hanging baskets and pots.

5. Cover small shrubs and flowers with tarp, secured well.

For more information on landscape gardeners visit contact Oakleaf Landscaping today on 01 8240745

Garden Maintenance & Design Dublin

one month ago

Looking for inspiration for your garden? It’s as simple as entering a search on the internet. Look for a design style you like. And then choose the visuals you want to see. To help with ideas and inspiration I suggest start by looking at photos and videos online. And then to take your research further by looking at the real world. What’s around you.

Before:

The easiest thing is to start with images you like and then look for something similar. Find an image you like on the Google Search Engine and enter a search term like ‘garden design’, ‘tree surgery, or ‘garden design tips’ under the tab ‘Google Images’. You should find a long list of images which will act as a source of inspiration.
This should give you more than enough garden styles and suggestions to get you started.

During:

Narrow down the options to a niche or core style you like. Once the basics are in place, jot down a few things you like about each of them. For example, I like the colours. I like the plants. I like the lines. I like the style. No need to go too detailed. It’s just a rough guideline at this stage. For example, you might like the ‘colour pallete.

Garden Design Should Be Simple

Look at your house. The style should not clash with your house. The garden maintenance needs to become an extension of the house. List the colours and the materials inside and outside your house. This will give you an even flow and natural feel. The easiest way is to go with your ceiling and or your floor for inspiration and then continue this look outside.

By now you have a selection of materials, lines, colours and styles.

After:

Next we look at the ideas and activities you are looking to create in our garden. For instance, under the category ‘activities’ you are looking to list the things you would like to do in your garden. These are things you do outside the house such as BBQ, play with the kids, play with your pets or just sit and relax in your hammock.

Features are the items that you look at. Things like your plants, water features, trees, flower beds. These are the visuals that draw you into the garden and should complement the activities that you have listed.

While we are at it, dream BIG! Think about what you would like your garden to look like in 5 or 15 years. A garden is only limited to the extent of your imagination. A pirate ship for the kids or perhaps garden playhouses, kids treehouses and a sunken pond or swimming pool. Really, there is no limit to where you want to go with your garden design.

For all tree surgeonlandscapers Dublintree servicegardeners dublin, and landscape gardeners needs don’t hesitate to contact us at OakleafLandscaping.ie

Garden Maintenance & Design Dublin

one month ago

Looking for inspiration for your garden? It’s as simple as entering a search on the internet. Look for a design style you like. And then choose the visuals you want to see. To help with ideas and inspiration I suggest start by looking at photos and videos online. And then to take your research further by looking at the real world. What’s around you.

Before:

The easiest thing is to start with images you like and then look for something similar. Find an image you like on the Google Search Engine and enter a search term like ‘garden design’, ‘tree surgery, or ‘garden design tips’ under the tab ‘Google Images’. You should find a long list of images which will act as a source of inspiration.
This should give you more than enough garden styles and suggestions to get you started.

During:

Narrow down the options to a niche or core style you like. Once the basics are in place, jot down a few things you like about each of them. For example, I like the colours. I like the plants. I like the lines. I like the style. No need to go too detailed. It’s just a rough guideline at this stage. For example, you might like the ‘colour pallete.

Garden Design Should Be Simple

Look at your house. The style should not clash with your house. The garden maintenance needs to become an extension of the house. List the colours and the materials inside and outside your house. This will give you an even flow and natural feel. The easiest way is to go with your ceiling and or your floor for inspiration and then continue this look outside.

By now you have a selection of materials, lines, colours and styles.

After:

Next we look at the ideas and activities you are looking to create in our garden. For instance, under the category ‘activities’ you are looking to list the things you would like to do in your garden. These are things you do outside the house such as BBQ, play with the kids, play with your pets or just sit and relax in your hammock.

Features are the items that you look at. Things like your plants, water features, trees, flower beds. These are the visuals that draw you into the garden and should complement the activities that you have listed.

While we are at it, dream BIG! Think about what you would like your garden to look like in 5 or 15 years. A garden is only limited to the extent of your imagination. A pirate ship for the kids or perhaps garden playhouses, kids treehouses and a sunken pond or swimming pool. Really, there is no limit to where you want to go with your garden design.

For all tree surgeonlandscapers Dublintree servicegardeners dublin, and landscape gardeners needs don’t hesitate to contact us at OakleafLandscaping.ie