It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced gardener or just getting started – it’s always worth keeping an eye on hotly-tipped landscaping trends for the year ahead. By doing a little research now, you’ll be able to pick up some bargains in the winter sales and get ready for whatever work you need to do in the spring.
To give you a little inspiration, here’s our pick of the biggest gardening and landscaping trends for 2019.
Creating ‘rooms’ within your garden is something that is really set to catch on in 2019. The idea is that you separate your garden into distinct zones, with each of these areas serving a different purpose. For example, you could have an area dedicated to home grown home grown produce filled with potted herbs and vegetables; a section that’s just for the kids to play in; and then then an area for family dining and socialising. By working with ‘rooms’ instead of landscaping the space as a whole, you’ll be creating a garden where everyone has the space they need.
Sculptures are going to be huge in 2019, and the great news is that there are really no rules with this landscaping trend. You can keep it classical with Roman-inspired statues (perfect for a Mediterranean herb patio!) or go contemporary with avant-garde metal sculptures. If you want to go for a more low-key and natural take on this trend, add some feature stones to your outside space. They will look equally fantastic whether they are displayed prominently on your lawn or sat back in your flower beds.
Next year, more of us than ever will be getting on board with the concept of sustainable gardening.
There are a number of ways you can keep your garden as eco-friendly as possible. Using solar-powered lights to illuminate your garden will cut down on your electricity usage, and growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs will lessen your impact on the environment too, as you won’t need to nip to the supermarket to stock up on fresh produce quite as often. If you are planning to redesign your garden, then put in some bee-friendly plants to attract these little miracle workers to your space, and use reclaimed materials within your landscape design that could have otherwise ended up in landfill.
Relaxed & asymmetric
Gone are the days of precise, super-structured landscapes. Homeowners will be going for a more natural, asymmetric look in their gardens in 2019. You can tap into this trend by creating natural, curving flower beds finished with natural stone borders, or establishing rockeries filled with wildflowers. If your outside space is big enough, laying down some informal pathways that lead to areas you want to draw the eye to. This relaxed, unpolished look is really low-maintenance, too, making it ideal for the more casual gardeners amongst you!
With many of us feeling the pinch, a summer holiday in 2019 is something not everyone can afford. A great way of getting around this is to create a staycation spot in your garden. Yes, it might sound a little crazy, but hear us out! With sandstone paving and beach plants, you can build your own little corner of paradise in your back garden. Just be sure to pick the sunniest spot possible, and invest in patio heaters, fire pits and parasols that will protect you from the elements when the sun eventually goes down.
How will you transform your garden in 2019?
You could stick to one trend or take elements from a few – it really doesn’t matter. What does matter is that, regardless of your tastes and preferences, you are able to create an outside space that’s stylish and works for everyone in your home.
Follow these gardening trends for 2019 and we guarantee that by next summer you’ll be enjoying a beautifully landscaped garden that will be the envy of all your neighbours!