Now that the summertime has begun, you’ll want to get your garden looking beautiful. There are plenty of garden trends to follow this year, so let’s explore some of your best options.
1 . Go Wild Garden Trends
Gardeners are moving away from the ‘perfectly neat’ look. This year, people are creating gardens that look a little unkempt and wild. Gardeners are planting flowers to bring wildlife into the garden, from hedgehogs and butterflies to insects and birds. Buddleja flowers will attract butterflies to your garden. These add a beautiful splash of color, with their pink and purple plumes. To bring hedgehogs into your garden, hedging plants like wild cherry or beech are a great option.
2. Landscape Decor Garden Trends
There are plenty of ways to beautify your garden using Landscape Decor. Bird fountains and birdbaths can add a touch of elegance, and attract more birds. There are many different types of birdbaths to choose from, for example, the pedestal birdbath. The pedestal birdbath has a quaint and classic design. These baths are raised high off the ground, protecting birds from predators. You can also choose hanging birdbaths, which are usually attached to trees. These look pretty but are a little less grand than pedestal birdbaths. Other landscape decor options include statues or garden benches.
Is yard work and gardens a challenge for you? Why not make some creations for your yard that don’t need watering and add that extra wow factor to your yard!
3. ‘Indoor’ décor trends
To stay on trend this season, choose garden furniture that resembles your furniture indoors. Think soft sofas and big plush cushions. Try colorful garden rugs for your decking, ornaments, and potted plants. The ‘indoor’ style decor allows us to create an inviting garden. Your garden should act as an extension of your home, another fully functional living space to use for your leisure. When you’re choosing the color schemes for your garden, dare to go bold and bright. If you want to get creative with your decor why not try a few garden upcycling ideas?
4. A focus on permaculture trends
Permaculture gardening refers to a process of growing herbs, vegetables, and fruits. The term itself means ‘permanent agriculture’. It relies on using the sun, rain, and wind, to keep your garden healthy. With this holistic approach, you don’t need to put in lots of work, to create a beautiful garden. The approach uses 12 permaculture guidelines, a few are as follows:
- Store energy, using renewable resources.
- Avoid producing waste, keeping trash to a minimum.
- Use creativity to adjust to change.
- Integrate, work with your plants and with nature.
5. Garden office trends
With more people working from home than ever before, the garden office trend has taken off. These are like a small summer house, (except they are used as an office space). Sometimes these are called ‘garden pods’. When you’re working from home, it can be useful to have a designated space. You’ll improve your focus, and find it easier to separate your home life and your work life.
It can be helpful to sketch up a plan before you start making changes to your garden. Have an approximate idea of the layout, color schemes, and your budget.
6. Straw Bale Garden Trends
Straw bale gardens is a technique where you start fresh every year. No permanent garden beds, fresh soil (which means no spores), and great drainage. I am writing about my journey with straw bale gardening and you can see some of my posts.