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Not happy with Garden Layout, what can I do?

  • 02-03-2023 11:52am
    Registered Users Posts: 20

    Hey all,

    we bought a house off plans, but we didn't notice until after closing the deal that the garden was "not aligned" (as picture shows), I know is a stupid thing but it really bothers me and the wife, just in terms of laws, architecture or even carpentry, is there any solution to minimize this?

    Thanks in advance



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭wildwillow

    If you mean it’s not a perfect rectangle it shouldn’t be a problem. Do you really want everything in straight lines.

    Once it is planted properly the boundary lines will disappear. A garden, no matter how small, should have some interesting shapes and curves. Use some taller foliage plants to distract the eye.

    When putting in a structure, patio or shed etc. line it up with one side and use planting to soften the line.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20 justluh

    yeah, we are not happy that is not a perfect rectangle, when we look from the upper bedroom window, it hurts the eyes hahaha

    I wish I could make a deal with my neighbour and we re-plant the fences haha

  • Registered Users Posts: 46 d mc

    Ask them. Maybe they're unhappy with the unshapely layout of their garden too....

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,206 ✭✭✭Former Former Former

    thus making your garden bigger and his smaller? Good luck!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,101 ✭✭✭KaneToad

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,500 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    Build a fence as shown: your garden will be rectangular again.

  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭Kurooi

    Put some tall evergreen shrubs on the blue and planter beds or more shrubs and/or climbing plants on the green, keeping it to straight line you'd otherwise want to have a fence at. It will look square and waste no space. Cover up a wall too.

    Don't renegotiate wall boundaries with your neighbor you're walking into legal territory.