Alice Porter is a writer, focusing on home/garden design and decor. Today, she discusses with GardenTags this years top trends for the perfect Summer garden design…
Four Top Trends for the
Perfect Summer Garden
After months of neglect from riding out the harsh winter, it won’t be soon until we’ll be back in the garden – and hopefully enjoying the sun! If you are looking to add some style to your Summer garden this year,, now is the perfect time to start. Below are some ideas that are currently being used by our top exterior designers – hopefully they’ll inspire you to create some spectacular designs.
Contrast, Colours and Shapes
Limiting your pallet is often a great idea and tends to allow you to focus more on what colours work with each other. A minimalistic approach in terms of colour also adds a subtle elegance to your space.
In today’s modern gardens, it’s all about finding the right mix with traditional plants and other elements – such as: angular designs, water features and garden sculptures. A well planned-out approach will give you a beautiful contrast in colours and shapes.
Fruits and Vegetables
Over the last few years, growing your own vegetables has become increasingly popular. They are a great way of adding character to your space because they often have extremely vibrant colours. And that isn’t all – it’s rewarding too! Flower beds provide a great place to plant your vegetables and can add style.
If your spot is shaded, raise the flower beds.
Bring The Inside, Outside
Last year designers were introducing outdoor living areas and classy awnings into the garden space. With people taking full advantage of the summer, we now expect to see this year stylish dining tables, cane furniture and rattan furniture being pulled outside to enjoy dinner on a beautiful summer’s day.
Work with – Not against
It’s always easier to work with your garden, rather than trying to micromanage individual spots.
A good example is if you have a spot of soil that is slightly water-logged, simply plant things that don’t mind getting wet (I tend to plant rhubarb plants in the areas), but you could get really creative and even create a bog garden.
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