What is new in the garden world this year? After the great success of the first guide in the series, it is time to look at part 2 of the most inspiring garden trends to design every front yard, every driveway, every back yard or terrace garden from monotonous to fabulous!
Many and various renovations can be carried out in the vicinity of your house to make the front yard, the back yard and the terrace area more comfortable and pleasant.
- But what are the trendy ideas and designs?
- How do you keep your property up to date and turn your home into a fashionable outdoor retreat?
If done correctly, not only your family and friends will be happy, but the implementation of the trends in outdoor design listed below will increase the value of your property. If you haven't seen the first part yet, you can find it in the post below. And now, without further ado, we dive into:
The Japanese Zen Garden
The public psyche takes on more mindfulness and well-being every year. With mindfulness apps that encourage us to meditate and take time for self-reflection, this often leads to people developing their own sane physical space to reflect on. As long as someone can look into the Zen garden and feel calm and creative, it has been possible to create space for well-being.
The garden is the perfect place for that. A natural development of Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese influence of the Zen garden.
- Gardeners should optimally use the aesthetics of the simple, the gravel, the sand, the moss, the trees and the bamboo to create their own feel-good space in their garden.
- The gravel and sand should flow to represent the calming nature of the flowing water.
- Moss and trees should thrive when the cold of the rocks collides with the beauty of the nature overgrown by Wabi-Sabis.
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The climate changes, as does the life and care of plants. The concept of creating and maintaining ecological gardens to withstand the constant rapid changes in temperature, sunlight, humidity, rain, etc. will increase in diversity and popularity. According to Robinson Love Plants, who is interested in plant lovers, you should be more concerned with the type of plants that are suitable for your climate than with the plants you want to fight in an environment other than their original habitat. That would amount to the floor, the type and amount of light, etc. The other approach to climate-conscious gardening is to use drought-resistant plants. The less maintenance they need, the less effort.
It stands for war, but not for the one you can imagine. Guerrilla gardening uses tendons, flowers, and trees instead of bombs, shells, and bullets. The concept has a living past and great potential, as baby bloomers are fully equipped to rave about late at night. Guerrilla gardening has more to offer than most would expect. Covering or filling a room with flowers is also a form of protest. The young generation is tired of concrete and steel.
Xeriscaping to save water and labor
If you're not familiar with this new craze, xeriscaping in Colorado started to save and save water. However, this type of front garden manicure is becoming increasingly popular in the dry climates of the Southwest of the United States. To adopt this style, Sumo Gardener focuses on water-efficient plants such as indigenous varieties of desert such as cacti, yucca and agaves. Design your garden to save water by incorporating other natural landscape elements such as rock, decomposed granite and wood chips. However, you don't have to limit your xeriscaping to pure desert plants, especially if you are not in a southwestern environment. As long as you focus on trees, shrubs, flowers, and low-water ground cover, you will focus on xeric focus. A frequently asked question is whether you can still have a lawn in an outdoor courtyard, said the expert from Houseace Renovations. And the answer is yes. Just focus on keeping it small and usable, he added.
If possible, use native grass, such as bluegrass or large fescue, which uses less water and uses less fertilizer than other breeds, or simply choose the simple alternative, install artificial turf and stick to gardening in containers. A popular plant that you can use as a theme is succulents. These drought-resistant plants have become the modern figurehead for environmentally friendly and sustainable products. These colorful and diverse plants are easy to grow and practically impossible to kill. In the end, proper xeriscaping is an elegant and stylish way to set up a front yard that saves you a lot of money and effort. Not only will your water bill be lower, but the maintenance of your house and yard will be much lower.
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Gabion walls are easy to build and have a simple shape. The variety of ideas opens up a flood of creativity and innovation. The technology finds a multitude of applications, from containers to fences. According to Anthony Sinclair of Oak Hill Gardens, the use of masonry is becoming increasingly popular. Gabion walls are another easy way to express and decorate a garden.
Converting grass grass into hard surfaces
Back then, lawn was all the rage. Seeing a great lawn with nothing on it just showed organization and simplicity. Now there is a new trend to actually do something with your room instead of just having lawn! Adding hardscape can add a lot of fun to your space. Design professionals like Kitome recommend their customers to convert large parts of their lawns into hard surfaces in order to save maintenance costs and waste. You can add a fire pit with benches. You can also add a garden with raised beds. Do you need some shade? Add a gazebo for shade and a great place to play a board game outside. Turning turf into hard areas gives your room much more utility that you can use to have more fun and relax. Using this philosophy is a bit labor-intensive, but it gives you a lot more options in terms of space than a yard full of lawns.
Upcycle for more creative planters!
At a time when the world is becoming more and more environmentally conscious (and for good reason), the recycling of waste is becoming more important than ever. Fortunately, while adding something interesting to your garden, you can help save the planet by upcycling your unwanted furniture, devices, and other household items and using them as planters. There are several ways to breathe new life into old possessions by using them as containers for plants and flowers in your garden. Do you have an old pair of rubber boots that you no longer need? Don't throw them away – drill holes in them to drain them (if you don't have them yet), fill them with soil and pebbles, and plant your seeds on them. Sieves are also fun planters and you don't have to make holes in them like they already have so many!
Meeting points for young people or seniors
Every garden should have some kind of meeting place, but most of us are not lucky enough to have a tree house hidden in a hundred hectare forest. However, there are many other ways you can provide a cool chill-out room to your garden and outside. This room is not just for teen barbecues, maybe you don't have children! You can even be a senior who wants to avoid faux decor in order to fully enjoy retirement. In any case, a separate seating area is the best way to get the most out of your garden.
- The area must be cordoned off, otherwise it really has no hangout / relaxed effect. Now you may only have a 3 x 3 m terrace, but barriers can be of all shapes and sizes. A physical barrier like a wall, a bush, a hedge. Likewise a smaller physical barrier like plant pots filled with beautiful flowers by quality florists. Alternatively, if you are able, different floors can achieve this cozy ambience. Whether you move from slabs to pebbles, from patios to grass, or even another color, they can all act as partitions.
- Make yourself comfortable and do everything yourself. A great spring project is to transform old wooden pallets into different pieces of furniture such as a pallet chair or a pallet bench. In numerous online tutorials, you will learn how to use pallets to produce various furnishings. Many also advise you to buy new pallets, which is simply not necessary. Go to your local garden center and ask for old pallets to throw away. Restoring these parts requires nothing more than a grinder, drill, saw, screw, and paint or varnish
- Think about where your hangout will be. Yes, that sounds like a silly suggestion, but many won't think of it until it's too late. Remember where the sun is shining, think of the shadows and where you want to sit and hang out. Sometimes you may find natural ways to get rid of insects in a poorly chosen location.
To emphasize the charms of the outdoor units, there are basically two rules: you should stick to the structural focus in the backyard and diversify the types of plants that you grow indoors. Each back yard must have a center to mark the entire garden. The focus does not necessarily have to be a novelty in the garden, such as a fountain, a fireplace or a pool, but you can breathe a new life in what you already have. If there is an old shed that has been decommissioned for years, but is still structurally stable, you can use it for other purposes or restore it to its former glory. Catalogs such as the SummerHouse24 portfolio for garden rooms can inspire ideas that are far more attractive than a simple storage box for garden tools.
- Repaint the shed, replace the missing planks and repair the roof, paying particular attention to the moldings, which ensure that the structure is watertight.
- Attach hangers or hooks to the walls and maximize space.
- Put a bench in there to rest during the summer heat.
- Take a look at the beautiful windows and doors that experts offer.
- Finally, you can decorate the sides of the shed with colorful flower patterns and highlight it.
- Regarding the interior, experts suggest polished concrete floors to bring a shed to a castle.
With a beautiful shed, nobody will think twice about admiring your home!
Note: For safety reasons, attach a lock to the door and prevent children from having access to dangerous objects.
Resale of gemstones
Just Wood Furniture comments at the workshops and in specialist shops that you can find vintage furniture or other household items that you can easily install and reuse. Add more creativity by reusing everyday items that you wouldn't find in a garden. An old bench with one leg that has been repaired or replaced, supported by an old box or something suitable, gives your garden a rustic flair. You can build short, easy-to-paint but valuable DIY fences from old doors, frames, metal plates or other remains. If there are land features like yawns or hills, use them to your advantage. People often skip such details in order to be perceived as irrelevant or unusable.
"Vintage decor is always on trend, so don't throw anything away!" Says Antonia of EscapeWaste.com. Hills can be used to create a lookout point on them (where the rustic bench mentioned above could sit) with flower beds that cascade down. This is not a novel design, since even Incas and Mayas are cascading. As soon as you take a seat, you are the king of a hill of flowers that lounges above.
During the winter months, it is practically impossible to grow plants outdoors. Therefore, houseplants are the only green you can count on unless you own a greenhouse. Admittedly, it can be difficult to offer all plants the necessary growth conditions such as adequate natural light, pest control and water supply. However, these plants are mainly used as decoration, so it shouldn't be too difficult to take care of them, especially if you do indoor gardening for children. Philodendron, Peperomia or Sansevieria do not need a lot of daylight. Also look at plants that need less water, such as the different types of succulents like cacti, which only need to be watered once every two weeks.
In fact, the only thing is houseplants
Regarding the decoration, there are various tips to keep plants inside.
- First, it makes no sense to hang heavy pots above the floor, as they should be kept on the floor or on the windowsill for safety reasons and because they are easier to access.
- Large potted plants look great near a couch in the living room or in the back corner of a bedroom.
- On the other hand, trailing plants should be placed on high shelves, window sills, ledges and the mantelpiece so that they have enough space for growth downwards. This is also a unique opportunity to grow fern that may not have wanted to splash outdoors.
- After all, toxic plants should be part of a green wall in your bedroom.
Gardening with children
More and more people are encouraging their children to do gardening. One of Wonderful Wellies' gardening experts states that the demand for all kinds of baby equipment is increasing – lawn mowers, rakes, rubber boots, of course leaf blowers and so on. But there is also an educational note about it. According to Montessori Nature, the skills learned through gardening, reliability and responsibility, self-confidence, cause and effect, curiosity, physical activity, exploring textures, love of nature, teamwork, math, creativity and much more feed the early toddler up to preschool age.
Micro Green Kits
Microgreens are a new health trend that shows fantastic benefits and is a really easy way to add more green to a diet. These are seedlings of herbs or vegetables that are harvested immediately after the first leaves have formed. These leaves are called cotyledon leaves. There are a couple of ways to grow microgreen, but we'll only stick to one path that is the easiest.
They are easy to grow and do not take up much space. So if you plan to grow at home, their small size means they take up little or no space. This works well for people who are disconnected from the mains or live in a small apartment. You can create space in your fridge and still have plenty of space on your counters, as they fit directly on the windowsill in special growing trays. A good selling point is that they also give a home a color that they may not be able to change much about.
As you have seen from our examples, it is not that difficult to follow the trends in gardening around and in your house. Make new focuses out of old garden buildings and don't forget to color your home green from the inside. If you haven't seen the first part of the guide yet, please read Part 1:18 Inspiring Garden Trends to add the charm of your front yard, back yard, and more