As summer slowly but surely begins to arrive once more, we are taking a look at 5 garden design trends which are certain to prove popular over the sunny season… as they do every year.
1. The importance of the front garden
It seems that sunshine brings with it an urgency to tidy up the front garden. Every homeowner begins to feel that sense of pride about their garden once more, as they strive for a stripy lawn and blossoming flowers in order to create a positive first impression.
2. The emergence of shrubbery
There is no sight quite like the powerful view that thick shrubbery can produce… adding to that feeling of a full garden. Whilst there is a common misconception that shrubbery looks untidy, when controlled it can provide your garden design with a stunning border by hiding the stand out nature of garden fences.
3. Environmental presence
Something which is extremely important to us out Outdoor Creations, and a feature which is becoming increasingly popular in gardens across the country. Many use plants which can be pollinated, whilst other garden designs incorporate features such as bird shelters, and water features which can be utilised by the wildlife.
4. A resourceful garden
With many feeling the pinch in recent years, the concept of growing what you eat is becoming something which more and more people are beginning to look at. Various garden designs often have areas designated for a vegetable patch. This is a modern factor, as previously people would have had to purchase an area of land on an allotment.
Possibly the most popular and modern garden trend, adding lighting to a design brings a totally different style and experience to the area. Lighting is also extremely popular as it makes the area accessible late into the evening, perfect when you’re entertaining guests. Furthermore, lighting can be used to highlight the key, and defining areas of a garden design.