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5 Garden Trends Which Are Set To Make This Summer Soar!

Summer is just around the corner and with the change in weather comes a change in how we view our gardens. Now is the time to plan, to set up your great ideas and to create an outdoor space you will love to be in. Here are some of the garden trends that will be making a big stamp this summer.

Sustainable Gardening

The focus on living more sustainably has grown in the last year or so and many people are looking for more and more ways in which to be able to support this. If you have a garden, this is one of the best places you can create a longterm change which should also reward you as well as the environment. So, how do you create a sustainable garden?

  • Collect water using water butts
  • Grow your own fruit and veg
  • Compost
  • Plant perennial flowers
  • Plant native flowers and plants
  • Plant trees
  • Build a bug hotel
  • Create a wildflower lawn or keep one area wild

All of these steps will bring you a wonderfully active garden full of birds and bees, it will provide you with what you need to take care of it, it will give back by helping to feed you and it will all continue all year round.

Garden Hideaway

Your garden can easily become your haven, your getaway from the real world, and a place to reflect on the day. A hideaway could come in the shape of a simple summerhouse, a garden cabin, a decked area hidden by a trellis, a secret corner that is surrounded by trees and plants, you can really let your imagination run away with you here and create a hideaway that you will be excited to step into. Additional extras you may want to consider include a water feature, wind chimes, large plants and flowers, solar lights and heaters if you will be sitting outside and plenty of home comforts such as cushions and throws.

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Pots and Containers

Pots and containers are a great way to bring your garden to every area of your outdoor space. If you only have a small garden but have a patio or decking, you can create the illusion of having a larger garden by using a wide variety of pots and containers to add colour, flowers, greenery or to even grow your own in. If you have a garden with walls, why not think about vertical planting, using containers on brackets to break up the brickwork and to add more interest? You can also add window boxes to your home and to your garden room, pop containers around your pond and create a wall of small shrubs around the perimeter of a seating area. The more you can fit in, the better in this summer garden trend.

Upcycling Garden Trends

Upcycling, making your own and adding a lick of paint is one of the biggest garden trends right now. This also ties in with the sustainability aspect – making do rather than buying new. Pallets into planters, seating or for growing veg. Taking old furniture and giving it a new lease of life with some repairs and paint. Looking for items others are throwing out and making use of them in your own garden are all perfect examples of how upcycling can give you a new look for little money and effort but at the same time, will look brilliant and unique.

Play Zones

One of the biggest ways in which gardening is going to be big this year is by getting the whole family involved. With more of us staying at home and enjoying the space we are fortunate to have, the more we need to use this to allow all to have fun. Zoning your garden into different areas for each person is the best way to achieve this and having play zones for the children will help to keep them happy, active, and enjoying nature. Mud kitchens, sandpits and climbing frames are all set to be a big part of gardens this summer, and if you can make your own, even better!

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Revealed: Garden Trends We Are Set To See During 2021

With the weather finally on the turn and the spring flowers starting to bloom, it is time to begin planning what changes you may want to make to your garden. Here are the hottest garden trends we are set to see this year…

Bringing the Indoors Out

We’ve seen this trend in more recent years and it is set to continue for the foreseeable. Making your garden area a cosy place in which to relax by using what are normally interior items allows you to merge your home with your garden and to seamlessly extend your overall look making your home feel larger and more desirable. Think about adding a coffee table, cushions and throws, mirrors, rugs and a variety of lighting to achieve your preferred look.

Outdoor Cooking and Dining

This ties in nicely with the above trend because, if you are choosing to enjoy the outdoors more and you have a comfy space to relax in, the next natural step is to incorporate your outdoor cooking and dining into this. Outdoor ovens, brick BBQ’s, pizza ovens, a beer and wine fridge maybe even an outdoor bar are all proving to grow in popularity.

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Garden Cinema

And to complete your homely, outdoor experience why not think about having a garden cinema; the ultimate in cool garden trends? This can be very simply done with the use of a portable screen or even a large white sheet tied onto a pergola and using a projector to show the film from. This is a great way of ending an evening of entertainment or to chill with the kids.

Garden Room

Garden rooms have and are continuing to grow in popularity (lockdown living and working has been a large contributor to this fact) and we aren’t expecting to see this changing just yet. As more and more people are discovering that it is possible to work from home, to exercise from home, to have a space separate from the house for their hobbies, the garden room trend is hotter than ever! The great thing is that this is an investment that will pay off for years to come and one that can even add value to your home should you come to sell it. A modern garden room comes in a variety of sizes and styles which means that even a small garden can easily accommodate one, allowing everybody to benefit from this garden trend.

Cottage Garden

The cottage garden look has been around for years and it’s not hard to see why. It is quaint, inviting, warm and colourful and it really entices you to get outside. Choose bee loving plants such as lavender, sunflowers, wysteria, honeysuckle and poppies to help to bring your garden to life. Surround these with a mixture of plants in different heights and scents to create that stunning cottage garden look. If your garden has space for a tree, a classic apple tree or cherry blossom will really set the tone for this trend. And don’t forget your pots, planters and garden decor to provide plenty of interest.

Grow Your Own

We’ve all become far more aware of the impact that plastic, shipping foods and not buying sustainably has been having on our environment and, due to this, we have seen an increase in people using space in their gardens to grow their own fruit and veg. What once may have seemed like a chore has become a joy and an achievement.

Fun For The Kids

Play areas for children were once ugly, plastic-filled spaces that would ruin the overall look of a garden. Today, we see quite the opposite with the use of wooden mud kitchens, wooden climbing frames, kids gardens, sensory gardens, outdoor blackboards, wood chip floorings, wooden sandpits and gorgeous water play stations. Instead of hiding this away or pushing it all to one side, make your kids play area a feature of your garden. Tie it in with the theme using similar colours, flowers and materials and fully embrace the investigative play that a garden can bring.

We hope that some of these garden trends for 2021 have given you some food for thought and inspiration for how to create a garden space that you will love.

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