If you ask a large number of home owners about redesigning a garden or open space, the chances are most of them will talk in terms of plants, shrubs, lawns and trees, but of course there are plenty of other factors which contribute to the overall beauty, and the resultant feel-good factor, of the area.
One of the most overlooked aspects in many such conversations is the terrace, yet this can be a hugely important component in the process of turning a good garden into a great one. If you have a terrace, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Here are four good reasons to pay extra attention to this often maligned space.
The finest view from the finest terrace
When you have a garden that flourishes, that all-important first look in the morning can be especially pleasing. Brown Earth Landscapes are specialists in landscape gardening in Scotland, and over the years we have passionately preached the importance of linking the house and garden in an eye-catching way. The views from the terrace itself are all about creating the right mood from the very start.
A space to entertain
We all love to spend time in the garden during the summer months, and when you have a beautifully designed terrace that’s also practical and comfortable you can linger longer whenever you want. The best garden design Scotland can offer should always include spaces to socialise with family and friends without a nagging desire to head inside at the earliest opportunity.
Creating effects that capture the attention
Because the terrace represents the initial introduction to the garden as soon as you venture outdoors, it’s worth remembering the importance of having a first impression that ticks the right boxes. Attractive pots featuring beautiful plants, decorative borders awash with colour and a manicured section of lawn can all combine to create something very special indeed.
A place to reflect your own personality
One of the most important aspects of a terrace design is that you can stamp your own personality on this area with ease. There are no right or wrong ideas in this; if you want minimalism then that’s perfectly fine, and if you’d rather go all out with water features, seating, giant tubs, statues and anything else just go for it. Landscaping in Scotland takes on many forms, and we can help you make it happen.
Brown Earth Landscapes are based in Perthshire, and we specialise in providing the very best Scotland landscaping to both domestic and commercial clients throughout the region.