Tuscan styled gardens are known for their glamour and whimsical romance. A Tuscan garden can transport you to a peaceful oasis without ever leaving your home.

Now that you have an idea of what you want to do with your garden, how do you turn it into a reality? How to Design a Tuscan Garden gives 8 tips to creating great gardens.  First, measure your patio and decide how much space you want to work with. Then, keep in mind the structures that are already in your garden. Whether it’s a water feature, trees or fences, think about how you can incorporate them into the Tuscan themed garden design.

Once you start planning your garden, decide on the larger items first, such as any fountains or walkways you might want. When thinking about trees, keep planning to scale in mind. Use smaller trees in smaller gardens, and more and bigger trees in gardens with wide, open areas. Or, use hedges (a great staple for Tuscan inspired gardens). Lastly, leave some room for sitting. After all, you want to be able to enjoy your Tuscan inspired creation after it is completed.

As Tuscan Home 101 insists, greenery in Tuscan styled gardens is everything. If your space allows for it, plant some herbs. Not only are they useful in the kitchen but they also have a great fragrance that will fill your garden. Houzz also has great ideas on what to incorporate to make your backyard living space a little piece of Tuscany. For instance, add color to your garden. Water features and old world stone accents will bring your ideas to life. And don’t forget about the accessories; items like iron gates, lanterns and pillows will complete the look.

The Tuscan garden of your dreams awaits. Here at Schroeder’s Garden Design we can help you with everything from the concept to landscaping and maintenance. Give us a call to see how we can help.