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How to Create a Beautiful Terraced Garden

How to Create a Beautiful Terraced Garden

Does your garden need revamping? If so, a terraced garden is the perfect way to maximise the space and breathe new life into your garden.

Today, Atlas Sheds will guide you through designing your own terraced garden, from choosing plants to multi-functional furniture and striking decor. 

For an extra touch, why not incorporate a beautiful garden shed? We have a range of styles and designs to choose from for every home.

Planning your Terraced Garden

Assess the Space

Before designing your garden, assess how much space you have to work with. Use a tape measure to get accurate measurements of the area. 

A terraced garden allows you to amend soil to help various plants thrive. They can also help manage drainage to prevent waterlogging or erosion of garden structures, such as garden sheds. 

Plan your Design

Play around with certain ideas and elements you could add to your terrace garden.

Do you envision a full vegetable patch? Or maybe a colourful flower garden or a family play area? Think about incorporating paths or steps to lead up to different areas of your garden. 

Materials like stone, wood, or bricks can be used to create a natural look that blends with the greenery. Add sturdy, flat surfaces for seating areas, sheds, or playgrounds for your children. 

Incorporate Plants

Plants can really uplift your garden, creating the perfect green space. 

Start by selecting a mix of perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees that are suited to the environment. Select a mixture of small and large plants for a layered appearance.

Utilise the vertical space by incorporating climbers and wall shrubs. Choose shade-tolerant plants for lower terraces and sun-loving varieties for the top tiers. For the perfect veg patch, add herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

Maximising Space in a Terraced Garden

Vertical Gardening 

As previously mentioned, vertical gardening provides more space for planting flowers and plants for a green garden. 

Add climbing plants, such as ivy, clematis, or wisteria to wall trellises. For a dynamic look, place hanging baskets on your garden shed or fence, which can accommodate anything from flowers to strawberries. 

Multi-Functional Features

Furniture with multi-functional elements is the perfect way to maximise a small or terraced garden.

You could invest in garden seating with built-in storage to store away blankets and cushions. Eye-catching elements, such as gazebos or pergolas, can serve as shade whilst supporting climbing plants or garden decor. 

Container Gardening

Containers are ideal for introducing a wide range of plants into your garden. 

Use pots, planter boxes, and barrels to grow a range of plants, including herbs, annuals, vegetables, small trees or shrubs. 

These can be manoeuvred to adjust to each season to ensure each plant is receiving enough sunlight. 

Enhancing Aesthetics and Functionality

Adding a Feature

Every garden needs one element that stands out from the rest.

You can position all of your furniture to point towards a garden feature for a cohesive look. This could be a classic water fountain, a relaxing pond, or a children's playhouse

Focal points can also include architectural elements like an arched gateway, a decorative pergola, or a painted wall.

Ambient Lighting

Light features are the perfect way to enhance the atmosphere of your garden.

You could add spike lights next to your vegetation patch or around your garden porch. Whilst LED spotlights can highlight specific plants, trees, or features, string lights can add a whimsical touch to your garden shed or gazebo. 

Add a Focal Point to your Terraced Garden with Atlas Sheds

A terraced garden is the perfect way to spruce up your old space. 

But why not take it a step further with a cosy cabin shed or a large studio summer house? This can serve as a private seating area, library, or outdoor office

Browse our garden sheds today or place your order today for free delivery and installation. 

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