Patio & Garden Design

Over the last decade, at Lazy Susan we’ve seen first hand how British homeowners have started to embrace the concept of ‘outdoor living’ and the patio has become synonymous with the creation of stylish outdoor spaces that flow with the home. We know about good patio and garden design and we use this platform to share our experience and offer a little advice. From the latest trends to the fundamentals of good design, we are strong advocates of the outdoor room.

Guide to the best fire pits

Grille Trueshopping 'Flamba' FIRE PIT

If you’re thinking of purchasing a fire pit for your garden or patio, then you’ve made a wise choice. No garden in the UK is complete without one in out humble opinion. When the sun goes down during your summer and the temperature drops, then a fire pit will provide a little welcome warmth for…

When is a garden more than a garden?

Metal Garden Furniture

And I’m not talking about Lazy Susan garden rooms here… No, I’m talking about treating your garden and patio as an actual room, just a room that just happens to be outside. A room that is basically a place where you use planting, hardscaping, and outdoor furniture of course, to create a sense of enclosure.…

The latest and greatest garden decor and style books

Decorating your garden usually means setting out a sets of patio furniture and a BBQ, but it should also mean accessorising. Lazy Susan’s philosophy when it comes to garden and patio decorating is the same as indoors – try and be eclectic and mix up styles and looks. Add objects of interest just as you…

The Outdoor Room

We’ve had a shocking summer in 2012, this week the temperature seems to have plummeted further, so here’s hoping we see a sunnier 2013. However, the absence of sunshine is not stopping us Brits moving outside. and we’re definitely seeing a trend for the extending of family living spaces into the garden. And from our perspective…

How to create the perfect garden

The weather in the UK can be a little harsh on our gardens and patios, but with a little simple TLC, you can create a perfect outdoor space in no time without spending a fortune. You don’t need to be Diarmuid Gavin to come up with a few simple garden design ideas, in fact, trust me…

Lazy Susan’s top 10 garden design books

Designing a garden from scratch can be a challenge – and it’s often difficult to know where to start. Even redesigning an existing garden, a part of the garden or just one flower bed can prove tricky. And, at the end of the day, we garden because we love it. But be honest, aren’t there…

The latest trends and key components of good patio design

Not so many years back, the word ‘patio’ would’ve probably made people think of a small square slab of concrete or pavers on which you placed a rusty looking BBQ and a few discoloured PVC chairs. Oh how times change… Over the last decade, at Lazy Susan we’ve seen first hand how British homeowners have…

How to make your garden design go to plan

Designing a garden, like anything, gets a little easier the more you practice. There are many things an experienced designer will process on auto-pilot as they work through all the various elements that are required to create a new garden design. Firstly, there’s those elements that you can’t change – such as sun direction and…