Many of us use our outdoor area as a space to boost our wellbeing, for socialising and to grow our own fruit, vegetables and flowers. So we decided to do some research to see what are the must-have trends for your garden.
Raised beds are a key trend this Summer. Not only will they save your back from having to stoop and bend over to tidy up your flower beds but it also helps to keep your flowers and vegetables up and away from pests like slugs. Tobermore Garden Stone Walling is ideal for making raised beds.
Indoor outdoor living is all about creating flow from inside and continuing it outside. The garden should feel like an extension of the home and an easy way to do this is by using plants which can be kept indoors and outdoors like an aloe vera plant, begonias, fuscia or geraniums.
Grey is a continuing trend we are seeing. When it comes to furniture, fencing, paving or gravel, grey is the way to go. With grey being a huge trend for interiors over the past few years, it’s understandable why this trend has trickled its way into gardens too. Key colours which work really well with grey are purple, pastel pinks and shades of pearl and white.
Tobermore has an entire range of both grey paving flags and block paving. View these below:
Not everyone has access to a huge garden with loads of room for flower beds or a vegetable patch. Making the most of whatever space you have is key and here’s some easy ways how:
An easy way to make your paving stand out from the norm is to lay it in a different pattern like herringbone style. The chevron-like pattern is a simple way to add some extra style to your paths, patio or even your driveway. Tobermore’s Artro, Retro and Pedesta can all be laid in herringbone style. Another different paving pattern is known as basketweave. Basketweave is an uncomplicated design whereby you lay alternating pairs of vertical and horizontal blocks.
Tobermore’s Historic paving flags can be installed in such a way that the pattern looks random, with no clear recognisable symmetry or layout making it the perfect way to spruce up your patio or pathways.
Another continuing trend from last Summer is the ‘grow your own’ trend. Many people took to their gardens last year after stock shortages and lockdown meant your garden was the only place you were really allowed to go. This Summer there are some new trending plants for 2021 which include the Swiss Cheese plant, otherwise known as ‘Monstera Deliciosa’ – this plant thrives in almost any environment, making it ideal for our ever-changing weather. Another must-have plant to have in your garden this year is English lavender. English lavender is in demand when it comes to landscaping and works well for edging along paths and walkways or borders.
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