Whether you want to dine outside, grow your own veg or just enjoy the many health-giving benefits of the outdoors, make the most out of your garden! As the weather has started to get warmer, you’re probably spending more time outdoors in your garden. Here are the hottest garden trends for 2018, this includes planting, materials and design style.
Outdoor structures are set to be big this year and this isn’t just your average summer house. A ‘plug and play’ pergolas which includes drainage, lighting and even heating is currently one of the must have garden features. Especially seeing as outdoor kitchens are continuing to grow in popularity, pergolas’ will have dedicated spaces for cooking, eating and entertaining your guests.
Last year it was all about polygonal paving, whereas this year it’s about asymmetry! Its time to see a more contemporary update on the classy paving with a large scale natural indigenous stone. Your garden will look and feel a lot less structured seeing as geometric lines and hard surfaces are softened by planting because the edges are broken down to create the feeling of a garden that has been there for a while.
Another big trend in 2018 is making gardens that are designed to benefit the environment and encourage wildlife. This also means by producing your own food, this mean a new trend will start towards edible planting with greenhouses.
Despite the unpredictable British weather, we have been embracing the Mediterranean lifestyle. Sales of garden furniture, barbecues and accessories are expected to grow by 3 to 4% annually up to 2021.
A key trend for summer is outdoor entertaining and kitchen areas. This is perfect for you if you lack space in your kitchen or dining room as you can move entertaining friends and family outside.
Designers believe that handmade bricks and textured paving blocks will be big in 2018. The irregularities and imperfections bring a natural element to small urban gardens which end-grain oak blocks and replicating original wooden cobbles that seem traditional, are also predicted to be popular this year
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