A garden is essential for many reasons. The aesthetics they add to your home makes it cozier. Vegetation also improves air quality and significantly increases the value of your home.
That said, it’s not always easy to decide what to do with your garden or how to utilize the space.
Here, we bring you 2021 garden trends to have under your radar.
1. Landscaping Stones
When in doubt, buy landscaping stones. Here is why.
Landscaping stones are lower maintenance when compared to plants. They require less tending, have no irrigation requirements, and the changing seasons do not affect them in any manner.
You can use your stones to line paths, create flowerbed borders, and even make statement pieces in your garden or yard.
2. Sustainable Gardening
This coming year, gardening is not enough. You have to garden sustainably.
If gardening in an environmentally friendly way appeals to you, here are tips to get you started:
- Practice water conservation by getting plants with low irrigation needs and collecting rainwater
- Make your compost. This will be organic, which is excellent for both the environment and your pocket
- Pick plants that are native to your area
- Apply mulch to stretch out every watering
3. Bring Inside Outside
Outdoor living spaces have quickly gained momentum in the past year. This is touted to remain a trend throughout 2021.
But having an outside space is not enough. The goal here will be to create harmony between your garden and your indoors. These should not feel like two separate spaces but an extension of each other.
As you plan out your garden’s design and layout, ensure the inside naturally flows and is in harmony with the outside living space.
4. Turn on the Lights
While plants are enough on their own, accentuating them does not hurt one bit.
One way to do this is by installing garden lights. These come in different colors and bulb sizes, allowing you to get ones that compliment your garden best.
However, less is more. If you have a small space, you need fewer, smaller lights as anything more than this tends to look tacky and makes a small garden appear much smaller than it actually is.
If your home runs on solar, even better, as your energy costs will remain minimal.
5. Growing Food
With more consciousness on healthy living, eating organic has gained in popularity.
A rapidly growing trend is where people strive to grow food in their gardens, be it fruit trees, vegetables and herbs, and spices.
Imagine the joy and fulfillment of picking fresh, organically grown food, and cooking it for your family. Simply divine!
Get on It!
If these sound great, the sooner you can get to it, the better. Create a budget, design your garden, and have the features you need to make it a modern, cozy outdoor space.