It’s early in the year, yet, for professional garden design experts, it is time to start planning for the best months of 2023. Getting updated on what seems to be trending right now is important and valuable. Here are some of the top favourite gardening and landscape ideas:
Try vertical gardening
These are great options for apartment buildings or small garden spaces. However, even homeowners with large gardens have a liking for this. A living green wall on the patio or even indoors can create a great safe haven, even off the actual garden. A vertical format in the garden can add growing space while offering a shady green nook to repose in. Add the right landscape lighting, and you can make it a cozy spot for after-dinner chats too.
With the proper landscape lighting and designing with gardening supplies at hand, you can create a perfect vertical garden wherever your client wants. Using trellises, arches, and pergolas as the base structure allows you to create a vertical garden that fits the space available really well.
You can suggest using a vertical garden to conceal a not-so-eye-friendly part of the frontage or the garden itself. Pick the right kind of plants to run over the basic structure of the vertical garden to get the best effects. For example, vining squash or melons are a great addition to a trellis in the edibles portion of a garden.
Wildlife friendly gardens
Who wouldn’t like butterflies and birds in their garden all day? A wildlife-friendly garden can attract all kinds of creatures and truly light up the garden spaces. It can become a green space where you help a number of species get shelter and food. It is easy to build a wildlife garden with the same gardening supplies that you will use for your typical landscaping project. This is mainly because your usual garden plants, native shrubs, and simple things like berries and flowers are great additions to create a wildlife patch.
Choose bee and butterfly-friendly plants and shrubs (coneflower, allium, etc.) Use plenty of colour in the flowerbeds to attract pollinators. A great textural element would be a bug hotel- it can add a different visual appeal and an exotic garden feel.
Mixed planting with diverse options makes the garden a haven for varieties of birds, bees, and butterflies apart from other friendly insects. Add plenty of natural stone to give out truly ‘One with Nature’ vibes across the entire garden.
Maximalism and organic aesthetic
Vibrant colours and plenty of eye-catching textures are in things now with maximalist garden design. Homeowners are looking for natural environments, which means the days of carefully organized and structured garden design are done. Maximalist designs give an earthy look and feel and can use natural formations optimally. For example, a slope can be paved with natural stone to build a layered garden that resembles a hillside.
The best gardening supplies to use here include natural stone as flagstones or mulch to use as fillers or borders. You preserve the earthy nature and vibe while adding stark bright colours that make the garden pop out. Mulch helps to enrich the soil. Smart gardening with mulch helps to fend off weeds and pave the way for healthier plants. Maximalist gardenscapes are popular now because they give the impression of the great outdoors that people are craving even within the confines of their compact homes.
Get your gardening supplies ready as we move into summer, and homeowners begin to think of redesigning or sprucing up their gardens. Use these top three trending ideas to transform your client’s garden into a veritable heaven. Use some unusual landscape lighting and turn the same vista into a glamorous spot for dinner out with friends in the backyard.