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Coastal Tones

Coastal Tones

1st September 2017


Few things are more peaceful than sitting and watching the natural world at the seaside. Achieve this look in your garden by using natural landscaping and coastal colours, with nautical features and driftwood pieces.

Even if you live miles from the seashore this easily achievable style can bring quintessential British seaside holidays closer to home. This informal look can help you add texture and movement to your garden whilst creating a relaxed atmosphere for you to unwind.
Coastal Gardens are often prone to being hit by strong sea breezes so make sure that you create sheltered areas for more delicate plants to bloom. You can do this by creating raised rockeries, using large 500mm+ feature boulders or adding pastel coloured fencing.
Add eye catching features to help set the capture the coastal tone. Lobster pots, drift wood logs and deck chairs will all add to the overall appearance of the garden. You can make these fit in naturally by dressing them with other beachcombing finds or surrounding them with pebbles and cobbles.

Complement features with wooden sleeper stepping stones for a nautical style. If you’re building up a wind break or rockery, wooden sleepers can also be used to connect to corner posts to provide a feature wall for plant protection from the elements.

For winding paths use more rounded gravels like Shingle Beach, Moonstone and Seashore and use Scottish or Highland Pebbles, Tweed Cobbles and Scottish Boulders for softened borders which melt into planting. If you live by the coast then salt spray can be a problem affecting plants so choose resistant perennials and hardy types.

Last but not least, add a little sand to your seaside retreat. If you have small children or are just looking to add a touch of authenticity then Happy Faces Play Sand is a safe choice as a surface covering. Add shells and low growing grasses for a sunkissed, dune hugging look to complete your garden.



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