Many people crave the garden of their dreams as soon as they move into a new home. Some outdoor areas lay dormant for years, as busy lives take priority and other tasks get in the way.

Don't let your dreams for a beautifully landscaped backyard just be ideas floating around inside your head! Kennards Hire will be on hand to help with all the right tools and equipment for whatever it is you're creating.

The ideas below for unique, funky and tranquil spaces could be the inspiration you need to get started on your own garden landscaping. It could even be done over a weekend - just put your mind to it.

1) Finding your way with a grid

A grid path can be an excellent way to open up a wide space. Placing pavers strategically in whatever grid shape you can think of is a truly striking feature that many people will appreciate for purely aesthetic purposes, but there's also a practical side too.

Any pathway in a garden can be used as to point the direction for getting around, whether it's to the washing line or even as a way to showcase all of your beautiful plants. To really get the grid looking neat, however, you'll need to have each paver cut to the same size. Do this using a brick saw. Simple.

What sort of path suits your style?What sort of path suits your style?

2) Find a unique planter box

Flowers and plants can grow in just about any kind of 'box' as long as there's soil present. Take an old tyre, for instance. These are large, round and cheap, all while offering a great point of difference for your garden space.

If you've recently used a space-saver tyre on your car, then there's no need to get rid of it for a replacement. Instead, find a great place for it in a garden bed and start a new planting. Tyres are robust and can protect young flowers from the harsh elements, so you won't have to worry about the maintenance too much.

3) Shrubs to the rescue!

Planting shrubs can be one of the easiest tasks in a garden.

Planting shrubs can be one of the easiest tasks in a garden. They're great for taking up space and can cover a lot of ground without being too intrusive. They're also pleasant to look at, so there's no need to fret about keeping them in good order.

You can trim them into interesting shapes to create a different feel in a particular part of your garden, however. Use a petrol hedge trimmer for this, and you won't even break a sweat.

Get going on your garden by getting in touch with Kennards Hire! There's plenty of work to do.