What a better way to cultivate 2016 with an improvement of your gardening skills. Gardens don’t necessarily have to be over the top, you just need to be creative by learning what’s new and hip whilst sticking to your own personal styles. An innovative idea that creates a pleasant outdoor space of natural surroundings are what many people are looking for at their homes. If you want to wow your neighbours and guests, make your garden pop with vivid flowers at your doorway with these innovative garden trends.
1. Growing edibles
Planting a garden with vegetables is basically gardening with a purpose. It gives you the pleasure of savouring a delicious, nutritious and fresh greens from the garden. It is cost-effective and you need not over spend on organic vegetables from the supermarket when you could easily plant them yourself. Plus, growing vegetables can be a fun way to spend time with children or have a place to spend time outdoors in the sun. If it’s your first go at a vegetable garden, we advise you start small. You might be overwhelmed by the growth of the vegetables in just a square feet, and you probably don’t want food to go to waste.
2. Planting succulents
Succulents are seen everywhere especially for its instagram-worthy shots. Bring it over to your garden and grow a succulent mania to boast away its uniqueness and exoticness. Succulents are not only eye catchy when seen at the garden but it’s easy to maintain and care for. They come in many varieties of distinctive shapes and textures along with vibrant summer blooms. The hardy plant can take root anywhere, from a pot in a container, cracks on a stone wall, soil grounds and even intricate hanging glass terrariums. If you’re looking for low-maintenance water-savers, consider having succulents grow at the front of your garden or balcony.
3. Lighting schemes
Lighting is the perfect way to accentuate your garden paths, leading guests to the front door set along the walkway. Pick soft and non-glaring fixtures that direct light downwards so that it is more pleasing to the eye. If you want to go eco, try going solar instead. The decorative solar-powered landscape lights are easy to use as it doesn’t require wiring. When dusk arrives, they come on automatically to light up your garden. On tall bushes or trees, you can use spike lights as they are versatile and easy to string around. This creates an atmosphere with form and colour that moonlight otherwise leaches out.
4. Shade your outdoor living
Shield the outdoors with shade sail installation to reduce heat load from the blazing sun as you laze by your garden terrace. The shade sail will provide protection and it looks great in the outdoor areas of your home, covering pools, barbeque pits and patio areas. Shade sails offer homeowners a more versatile mean of sharing outdoor living spaces with appealing shapes and colours to their custom needs.
5. Sheds for storage
Declutter your garden by storing your gardening pots and tools with a garden shed installation. It creates a comfortable work space and provides a pretty backdrop for colourful flowers and whimsical sculptures that gives a practical but lighthearted approach. A garden shed need not always be 100% enclosed with bricks and cement, as this requires you to hire a garden sheds contractor to build one. A simple DIY garden shed using creative lattice and trellis woodwork not only works well as a storage space, but allows cooling breeze to flow through while homeowners are working at the potting bench.
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