No, you’re not seeing things; the sun really is finally beginning to surface and you are allowed to start putting those heavy winter coats away and swap them for those skimpy shorts and that straw hat – ready for the annual family barbecue. So, now that we have established that summer is well on its way, it’s time we got prepping and organizing for the sunnier days ahead, and what better place to begin than gardening?
Grow Your Own
Buying fruit and veg is like soooo last year! It’s time to start growing your own! Create a dedicated plot space in your garden and start planting the seeds for your desired harvests; it is far more rewarding serving up that salad knowing that you nurtured and grew those tomatoes yourself.
Have you ever considered replacing your lawn with an artificial one? The long-term advantages of installing fake grass are endless; low maintenance, minimal effort, looks perfect all year round and pet and child-friendly too! (Not to mention the money you will save on buying a lawn mower along with the electricity it uses).
Bright and Bold
The gardening trend for 2017 screams bright, bold, funky colors that catch the eye. Gone are the pale pastels and lavenders of the spring time; bring in the bright yellow daffodils, fuchsia gerberas, wild, bright roses and vibrant tulips and celebrate the summer in style this year.
In this day and age, we have become so busy and wrapped up in our day to day lives that we often don’t have time for things such as gardening, weeding or mowing the lawn. Some of us would much rather be sat amongst friends and loved ones nattering over the barbecue than spend that time trimming the hedges or carrying out other mundane gardening chores. One great way to ensuring your garden requires minimal effort is to invest in paving slabs or synthetic turf.
Have you thought about introducing a centerpiece to your garden? A great showpiece could be anything from a concrete statue to a stone bordered pond; a nicely presented gazebo to a beautiful, eye-catching water feature. It is pleasurable to give your guests something inspiring to admire when they visit your home – your very own pièce de résistance!
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Many of us seem to forget that a garden isn’t something to just look at, it is also a place to relax in and enjoy; a place where you can get away from the daily humdrum of everyday life and just kick back and unwind in your own Zen. Having a seating area in the garden is a must; be it an ornate stonework bench, a sofa swing or a plush, 8 seater wicker furniture set; ensure your garden is your little slice of heaven where you can silently escape to whenever you desire.
Many of us tend to forget that lighting outside the home is just as important as it is inside the home. The garden is the ideal space to escape to during the sunset, enjoying a cold, iced Pimms and lemonade whilst the sun goes down with your loved ones, taking in the day you’ve had and unwinding or even planning for the day ahead. Investing in lights can make your garden look beautiful and tranquil during the dark hours – be it fairy lights or solar lights – it is not only a place to be enjoyed during the daytime and will inject it with the perfect ambiance for those warm, summer nights.
So there you have it! Your handy guide to your very own low maintenance, trendy garden for Spring/Summer 2017! As with fashion, gardening trends also change so with these top tips on the up and coming gardening trends for 2017; your garden is sure to be the talk of the town this summer.