Garden design has been increasingly popular lately and every year puts something new into the spotlight. If you have been blessed with owning a garden, you are certainly aware of how much work it takes to keep it in perfectly presentable shape. Bearing in mind all the efforts required, it would simply be a shame not to take the opportunity and make it look both its best and trendy with every new season that comes. In order to do so this year, here are the latest garden design trends that should not be missed.
Given the fact that our local nurseries are filled with abundance of plants from all over the world, it is becoming harder and harder to pick only a few to be planted each season. When it comes to 2017 trends in plant selection, if you plan to enrich your garden with new plants, focus on native plants. Practicality is the general design idea this year, and being accustomed to climate specifics and local soil, native plants will not require a lot of maintenance to show their full potential.
If you are planning on equipping your garden with new furniture items, the ongoing trend for the last couple of years is sustainability, which is perfectly understandable given the state of our environment. On top of that, nothing fits the garden more than furniture made of natural elements. Luckily, the days of plastic garden sets are finally gone and you can concentrate on choosing one of the models made of wood, bamboo, or wicker, to name just a few. Naturally, whichever you opt for, make sure to accompany them with fire fighting units for safety concerns.
Light things up
All the effort you put in getting your garden in tip top condition would not be sufficiently rewarded if it was used only during the day. This is particularly true if the only thing preventing you from enjoying your garden fully during the night is inadequate lighting. Another practical thing about garden lighting is the fact that the trends do not drastically change and the ones you opt for today will be perfectly usable in years to come with only slight modifications. The outdoor lighting solutions, carefully chosen and installed, will not only enable you to enjoy your garden longer, but give a completely different outlook to the entire terrain.
The fast pace of our modern times dictates our lives, both professional and private and often takes a toll before we even have a chance to react. If there is one place that you can escape to whenever you feel you need a break and some time for yourself at any time of day and night, it would be your garden. If reading a book, painting or listening to music is your way of recuperating and recharging your batteries, dedicate a portion of your garden to create a nook where you can enjoy your favourite activity in peace.
Maintenance, maintenance and then maintenance
Just like anything else in life, a representable and enjoyable garden cannot be all fun and no work. Quite contrary, to be fully able to enjoy all that a garden is able to provide, everything that was carefully chosen and installed and planted in it needs to be constantly maintained and kept in perfect shape and working order. If it is done regularly it will not take too much time and effort and will soon become an inseparable part of your garden time, equally setting your mind off everyday turmoils.
With the new season approaching, there is no better time than now to start planning the changes you are going to make in your garden. Still, following the trends or not, do not forget to have fun at all times, gardens are the perfect place for it.
January 25, 2017