Creating A Contemporary Garden

grass and flowers in a contemporary garden

Sorting out my garden is something I have never gotten around to doing. You would think after 6 years I would have done more than just keep on top of the small lawn area I have. But it is just something I have never gotten around to doing. I have made plans before and have an idea of the changes I really want to make. I just need that push to go ahead and get on with it. Turn my space into something resembling a more contemporary garden style.

My main issue is that my garden is split. I have a small lawn area, a strip of paving stones and a tarmac area for parking my car. We have double yellow lines out the front so this is a space big enough to bring the car into should we wish. I used to a lot but now my neighbours make it hard as the alleyway we have to use is always blocked with rubbish, cars or wheelie bins! Not ideal.

With the addition of Olivia’s trampoline taking up a lot of space, we really are feeling the need to sort it out sooner rather than later.

safe flooring for children outside trampoline in a contemporary garden

A Contemporary Garden.

Sloan and Sons have produced a definitive guide to contemporary gardening. It sounds like something I can definitely get on board with. Contemporary gardening is making a modern garden that is suitable for the needs of the homeowner and is low maintenance. A contemporary garden is minimal, beautiful and practical and focuses heavily on the landscaping.

This definitely something I can get on board with. I need a garden that is extremely low maintenance and easy to take care of as I am far from green fingered! It needs to be child-friendly but still a welcoming space for adults to come and relax. It’s safe to say I need all the advice and inspiration I can get!

The plan is to cover the grass area and have the whole garden paved. Ideally, I would love to have a raised patio area and a space for the trampoline so it is still useable yet not covering the whole garden.

If you are looking for ideas to create your own contemporary garden this guide from Sloane and Sons has some great tips and ideas on different ways you can transform your outside space at home into somewhere you are happy to spend time.

If you could transform your garden what would you do? Would you opt for a contemporary garden look or do you have something different in mind?

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