Updating Garden Design – What Are The 2019 Garden Design Trends?
Spring means that the garden is starting to come back to life and with no more than a few days of sunshine, the soil begins to warm allowing everything to literally spring back into life in the blink of an eye. If you are heading back out into the garden, what trends are coming our way in terms of garden design for 2019?
Climate change gardening
It seems that no matter what we do, we can’t halt the rising global temperature and that means, our seasons are affected. We can expect hotter summers and possibly colder winters which for the gardener means being prepared to use plants that can cope with extreme cold and near drought conditions.
Designing your garden with the climate in mind is something you have already been doing but you will need to make changes as the weather changes. That means harvesting more rain and considering all the materials you use too.
Messier garden design
As a gardener, you will know the importance of encouraging a wide range of diverse wildlife into your garden, insects included. From the pollinating bee to ladybirds and more, the insect population is under strain, again from changes in the climate.
And thus, the ‘messier’ more in tune with nature garden is a must. Gardeners are being encouraged to leave patches of their garden to nature, allowing all kinds of flowers and ‘weeds’ to grow so that insects have a place to call home.
You’ll also be pleased to know that gardeners are being encouraged to mow their lawns less often too…
Seamless transition between the interior and exterior
It has been a trend around for some time but as a garden design in 2019, we will see this seamless transition from inside to out strengthen considerably.
From using the same flooring inside and out to adding outdoor rugs to using garden furniture that could easily pass for internal furniture, adapting your home with bi-fold doors and welcoming the connecting between the interior and exterior of our home if a key design move this year.
Crazy paving is making a comeback!
Perhaps a nod to not having a manicured and contrived garden design, you may be surprised to see ‘crazy paving’ back as a must-have garden design for 2019.
A relic of the 70s and before, crazy paving was a means of creating pathways and driveways with rectangular slabs of concrete. The 21st-century version follows a similar pattern but encourages the use of any hard material or stone that are irregular in shape that can be put to use rather than dumped.
Hardly a surprising addition considering the strong meadow garden design that designers are opting for, log walls are perfect for welcoming yet more wildlife into your garden, as well as being a warm and more natural way to create a wall or boundaries in the garden.
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