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Lawn Shape Ideas

Hi clever people hoping you can help. I want to add some shape to my lawn introduces some curves bring the boarders in so your eye is not drawn straight to the bottom of the garden but I am struggling to see anything other than what's in front of me or a circle. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.


  • zugeniezugenie Posts: 794
    edited April 2022
    A diagonal oval could be nice? Bring the planting in to the edge and add a stepping stone to reach the grass

  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 4,259
    @Bunnymom An S shape always works well. A good idea is to get the hose and lay it out on the lawn. The S can be elongated or move to form a pleasing shape.
    Gardens can look like' all the furniture has been pushed to the sides of the room if you see what I mean. Creating depth in a border adds depth to your planting. 
    If you type in' Finally my own garden' at the top of this page you will see a good example. In a long garden there is an opportunity to make a large curve deep into the lawn say half way down the garden. Plant a focal point such as a large grass at the edge of the curve and you will screen part of the garden off which can look pleasing. Good Luck with all your plans and welcome.

    A good gardener's eye sees more to be improved. Robin Lane Fox
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,138
    Circles and curves are lovely but can be difficult to maintain and mow if you like neat edges.   I would advise a straight edged diagonal approach with squares or rectangles of lawns set at an angle to the house. 

    You can edge them with brick, stone or wooden mowing strips if you like and the triangles created between the points and the boundary will give you beds of varying depths to plant up with shrubs, perennials, annuals or veggie beds as you see fit.   Add a water feature for wildlife and a seating area with or without pergola as needs and funds allow. 

    Here are some ideas found by googling:-


    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,428
    If you do go for curves, it's best to make them sweeping and generous. Imagine how you're going to manoeuvre a lawnmower around them.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,839
    I think I'd go with circles or parts of circles because the pond is already circular (I think - hard to be sure with the perspective).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,138
    Having a round pond or a round table will set off the rectangles, not fight them.  AFter all, most of the shrubs and plants will have rounded shapes.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BunnymomBunnymom Posts: 3
    Thanks all. Some things for me to explore, I'll have to draw out some plans and go from there.  :)
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