Garden trends and must-haves
When it comes to you and your garden, some new trends will take on but there are also some old ones that will manage to stay popular two years in a row.
Having a garden won’t be an opportunity that’s foliage beneficial if you don’t adjust it to your personal needs. Once you mix the trends with your preferences, the only thing you need to do is to regularly maintain the garden to ensure it looks fresh and cared for throughout the whole year.
1. Have your own greenhouse
If you have never tried to have a greenhouse, this could be the year when you finally the leap. There are several options to choose from: you can buy a pre-made greenhouse, you can have someone to build it or you can but a greenhouse kit and build it just the way you want it.
Let’s not forget you’ll save some money by building it on your own. You’ll need one day to assemble it and the advantage is that you can choose the size and the shape of it. If you are willing, you can add accessories such as weatherproof flooring, irrigation system or even built-in shelving.
2. The right lighting
Enjoying in your garden also means setting the right mood in it. And the easiest way to do it is to install the perfect lighting. The evenings spent with friends and family while drinking wine or enjoying dinner will be introduce with carefully chosen ambience lighting.
To get the glow all year round, one of the options is to place the lights up against trees, which will illuminate the garden more and also draw attention to specific areas in the garden. It will also make every tree more visible and a type of decoration. Another way to smartly use the lights is to pay attention to the colours. If you are aiming at a cosy ambience, then go for warm colours. In case you want a party atmosphere, bright colours are the best choice.
3. Have a staycation spot
The best thing about a garden is that you can make a staycation spot in it so that you can “go on vacation” any day you want. People want to feel like they are in another place at least for one day or an afternoon, and this is what your garden can provide you.
The first thing to do is to set up a weatherproof speaker system so that you can always enjoy your favourite music when you’re in the garden. The next thing is to find the best spot to install a fire feature or maybe a lounge chairs.
The rest of the garden furniture should also be comfortable so that you can spend hours outside. If you enjoy cooking, why not install a beautiful wooden kitchen in the garden to cook your favourite meals together with your family and friends?
4. The importance of plants
Plants are an essential part of a garden and the ones you choose to grow in your garden will make all the difference in the world. The colours, the shapes, the size but even the pots in which you keep the plants will affect the look of the garden and achieve a specific effect.
They are what gives your garden its character and are able to turn it into your personal heaven. If you are up for crazy colours and texture, opt for begonias, coleus, heuchera and lungwort but you can also go for foliage that comes in various colours, too.
The best way to ensure that you’ll have healthy plants throughout the whole year is to have proper garden gloves to protect your hands and all garden accessories that will make gardening a peace of cake.
5. Adult Treehouse
This is a new trend. Why not motivate yourself and others close to you to spend as much time as possible in the garden by building a treehouse like the one you had during your childhood?
It can be your secret place to revive memories and to get away from the real world. The best approach is to stick to the rustic look – let the wood remain unpainted. Also, having a great garden means that you can have more interesting garden projects and spend more time with your kids.
6. Grow your fruit
Don’t worry if your garden is small. You can even grow fruit on your balcony because you don’t need much space for hanging baskets where you will plant blueberries, strawberries, etc. They will suffice through the whole summer until the late fall. These berries like rich soil, so add organic matter in abundance.
7. Asymmetrical design
Don’t focus on the geometric so much. Go for the natural style, where the control of the size and arrangement of the plants is not that obvious. If you plan too much and try to control everything in the garden, then it will lose a part of its magic and simplistic poetry.
Don’t plant shrubs and trees too strictly, and let the feature perennials that are within the garden grow loose.
You probably liked some of the ideas above, so start planning how to introduce those features into your garden this year. Whatever you opt for, give it a personal touch and keep regular maintenance.
Sarah Jessica Smith is a young blogger from Sydney. She is in love with life and all the things that can make her daily routine easier. She loves to write about home improvement, lifestyle, and all the small things that make life such a great adventure.