Outdoor Design Magazine Issue 44
To ensure your new outdoor living space will complement your home and meet your family’s needs, now and in the years to come, working with an experienced landscape professional is recommended. That said, the entire process will yield better results if you do a bit of research before you engage a designer or landscape contractor. In our outdoor living feature, we showcase a raft of design ideas and share some expert tips on getting the most out of your new alfresco entertaining area. We follow this with a special look at shading solutions, a necessity if you plan to use your outdoor space when the summer sun is at full force.In our Landscape Architects & Designers section, we introduce you to some of this country’s finest landscaping professionals and provide a tantalising taste of the diverse gardens they produce. And while good design is imperative, so is the selection of materials, finishes, products and plants that complement the style of your garden while offering quality and longevity. We make that process a little easier with our Alfresco Living section where we showcase an array of products, from lighting to furniture, for the well-dressed garden.