Updated:July 08, 2022, by
Great Garden Landscaping Ideas

With the heat of the Summer upon us already, you may be spending more time outdoors. This time of year is when we think about landscaping our garden so it is a beautiful and comfortable place to relax in and enjoy. 

If you’re looking for great garden landscaping ideas to transform your entire outdoor space or simply have areas that need improvement, we have the best design tips from our experts here at Grass Direct. 



  • Add a living area or sundeck with composite decking


If you want to transform your outdoor space into an extended living area, then landscaping your garden to include decking is a great idea. It can blend your indoor space with your outdoor space effortlessly, letting you have an area in which to relax or socialise without damaging your lawn or flowerbeds. 

Add some garden furniture and soft furnishings with solar lights or a firepit for those finishing touches. Or choose a raised deck which is higher than ground level, creating a sundeck. Turning your decking into a peaceful sunning spot is a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the summer sunshine in the privacy of your own home.  

Decking also provides a solid surface for building garden bars or adding a covering such as a pergola. 



  • Mix your landscaping


In a nod to both the traditional mix of soft plants and hard landscaping in garden design and the current trend regarding sustainability, a great landscaping idea is to have a combination of hard and soft landscaping. For example, build a structured hard landscape with gravel and pebbles but plant it with perennials or evergreen shrubs to make the overall aesthetic more naturalistic than designed. 

Grasses are particularly good for combination landscaping as they are low maintenance and hardy options, yet can look fabulous when arranged in pots or gravel borders. Pick up some large rocks whilst out walking and you can even create a mini rockery with your smaller grass types. 

Create texture and interest to your garden or outdoor space by adding focal points throughout such as boulders, pebble pathways or even a decking area. This is particularly useful if you have a larger garden or have a large area of lawn or artificial grass. By breaking up the space with different materials, you can make your space seem more interesting to the eye.  



  • Rewilding


If you want to change your garden but need a low maintenance option, then why not start the process of rewilding? This is simply a way of letting nature take its course and letting your plants become less pruned, weeded, and landscaped.  

People are moving away from the heavily manicured and designed flowerbeds and wanting a more natural, flowing feel to their outdoor spaces.  

As well as looking beautifully wild and free, rewilding is excellent for wildlife and will allow a safer home for all sorts of species. It requires a minimum amount of effort – purchase some wildflower seed, sprinkle liberally over raked and watered soil and they will give you a beautiful display that will improve your garden for both you and your insect friends!



  • Transform your lawn


If you are struggling to maintain your current lawn or considering changing your lawned areas for a different landscape, then you should think about installing artificial grass. Not only is it really low maintenance, but with artificial grass you can either match your current landscape, as artificial grass can be designed for your needs, or use the opportunity to downsize your current lawn size and add a smaller area of artificial turf.

It comes in an assortment of colours, blade lengths and softness, so you can choose your ideal lawn to enjoy throughout the seasons. 

Adding borders or edging can really bring your artificial grass to life, or try a curved design for some creativity and interest to your outdoor space. 


Landscaping with Grass Direct 

With people spending more time in their gardens, especially on more sustainable choices, then artificial grass is a fantastic way to keep your outdoor spaces looking beautiful all year round. Low maintenance, artificial lawns can give you the time needed to concentrate your efforts on other areas of your garden without compromising on design, appearance, or space! 

If you want to create a stunning garden design using artificial grass, then here at Grass Direct we have everything you need to make your outdoor space look picture perfect – without the hassle.   

We also provide a great range of decking options. We offer a wide selection of high-quality composite decking products that can help you bring a natural look to your outdoor space. Our composite decking collection combines FSC® 100% certified hardwood timber with recycled plastic - presenting you with the traditional look and feel of timber whilst also giving you the benefits that plastic offers. Choose from a variety of styles, patterns, and colours for a unique look that complements your home. 

We're also committed to providing only the best composite decking, and we'll never stop innovating to do so. We focus on quality because we know that's what matters most to our customers. Decking is one of the most important aspects of any outdoor living space. Whether you're looking for something that's made from recycled plastic or an eco-friendly alternative, Grass Direct has it all. 

Whether you're still deciding on the style and detail from which you want to create your outdoor space, or have already settled on a design, we'll make sure that we have a product for you no matter what your budget may be. All our artificial grass and composite decking products are available with a 10 to 25-year guarantee to give you peace of mind.

Please contact us today by using our contact form on our website or call us on 03308 182 500 to speak to one of our friendly expert advisors!  


Similarly, grasses are low maintenance hardy options, yet can look fabulous when arranged in pots or borders. Pick up some large rocks whilst out walking and you can even create a mini rockery with your grasses!