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A garden room is the perfect alternative to an indoor office, study or gym; but how can you ensure that the outside of your new garden room doesn’t require a lot of maintenance? There are many different techniques that you can utilise to minimise the amount of maintenance that the border of your garden room needs and here are some of tip and tricks on how to go about it.
Slabs, Stone and Decorations
One of the best methods that you can use in order to minimise general garden maintenance is to build your border using concrete slabs or pieces of stone – by using these slabs you no longer have to concern yourself with time consuming chores such as mowing the lawn or pulling weeds.
However, simply placing stone slabs around the outside of your garden room in an attempt to create a border can make your garden feel cold and empty; to balance out the effect of the stone slabs you should purchase potted flowers or scented plants and place these at intervals as a part of your border.
The stone slabs and potted plants can make the garden feel incredibly spacious and an open plan garden also increases the price of any household as it’s desirable.
Contemporary Style – Solar Lights
For a modern, stylish looking garden you could incorporate white or metallic pebbles to create the border and enhance the appearance of this simple solution with some solar lighting.
The white or metallic pebbles will improve the experience as the sun sets and the solar lights become active – providing a beautiful, atmospheric view.
Using pebbles, gravel or grit within your garden provides you with a surface that doesn’t need to be looked after and won’t become muddy or create a mess after long periods of heavy rain – it also doesn’t matter if there is no rain as there will be no grass or other greenery that can be affected by the lack of rain.
An Alternative to Stone
If you aren’t fond of the effect that a stone or gravel garden can have, there are alternatives to this material; wood will establish a warming natural mood and will fit right in with the majority of garden rooms.
You can develop a wooden border in a variety of different ways, one of these is through the use of a veranda. Building a veranda around your garden room is an elegant solution to sitting outdoors in poor weather conditions without being affected by them.
A small wooden fence (approximately 5 or 6 inches in height) can also promote the idea of a natural, ambient garden that doesn’t need to be tended to continuously.
If you are considering the notion of a modest fence that acts a border to your garden room, remain cautious and keep in mind that the fence should be placed at a sensible height as it could pose a potential safety hazard due to the issue of tripping over the fence.
Practical Borders and Patios
The border that surrounds your garden room doesn’t have to be just a plain border; a practical, sociable use for this border is to turn it into a patio area that can host barbeques and family events. However, a border such as this does depend upon the size of your garden and the likelihood of you hosting an outdoor event or party.
If you are still undecided on the type of border that you would prefer, decide on a whim; it’s not often that our instincts are wrong. However, when you are selecting you’re the type of border that you would like, bear in mind that it should complement the appearance of your garden room rather than clash with it.
Author: Mark finch is a committed part of the marketing team at Aggregate Shop and spends a lot of his time focused on aiding in the development of products and techniques that strengthen the appearance of gardens.