Coming up with the perfect landscaping ideas for the yard on your own can be a little daunting. There’s something so eighteenth century about the concept of landscaping, bringing to mind as it does Capability Brown-style swathes of green. Perhaps it might feel a little grand for your own outside space.

It’s good to know then that as well as country estates the principles of landscaping can be applied to even the smallest urban garden. It simply means the planning, laying out and construction of a garden to enhance the appearance. This is usually done with a planting design, by changing the existing terrain with pavers, decking and the like, and by introducing structures like pergolas and arches.