5 Trending Ideas to Upgrade your Garden this Summer

Here are 5 trending ideas brought to you by Oeco Garden Rooms that will revamp your garden’s appearance and dress it up for this summer. With the help of these trends you can freely enjoy the spirit of this warm season with your friends and family!

 

Construct a Proper Layout

 

A proper plan helps things work just as you want them. Similarly, by planning a layout for your garden you can achieve a perfect garden design. Reimagine your lawn in such a way that is suitable for your lifestyle and can be repurposed all year round. This includes portioning out areas for decoration, fun activities and relaxation using raised flower beds, hedge rows and wooden fences. Stone pavements and aligned bushes guide the way and add a nature-kissed effect to your garden. Specify different areas for different activities like hosting a bonfire and playing on swings to entertain both the kids and the adults.


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Incorporate the Colours of Spring

Neutral colours may add elegance to your home interiors, but they seem rather dull outside. Your garden should be a literal representation of spring to get everyone’s appreciation. Don’t be scared of going bold with bright shocking colours. Let Gloriosa Daisy and Peonies be a part of your patio.

The stunning bright yellow and orange petals of Gloriosa Daisy grow perfectly under the British climate influence. They welcome all sorts of pollinators like bees, butterflies and humming birds.


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The sweet sensation of Peonies will perfume your garden, while its various shades of white, pink and purple will add a transition of beautiful colours. Although it requires extreme care at first, but once bloomed, it will remain undisturbed for a long time.

Make Use of Garden Embellishments

Garden embellishments mark the greatest gardening trend this year. Outdoor structures and furniture are sure to give your garden the glitz and glam it needs. You can uplift the look of your garden with garden rooms, floral sheds, vine-covered fences and statues. This luxurious setting is a genius idea for a garden wedding decoration to hold the most magical wedding without compromising your budget.


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Stain garden structures with a dark colour to let the bright floral arrangements stand out. Turn heads by incorporating a centerpiece like a water fountain right in the middle of the garden. You can be as creative as you like with garden decorations.

Illuminate your Garden

Integrate luminous items like LED lights, fairy lights and lanterns, so that your garden looks as appealing at night as it does during the day. LED lighting is a great option, as it is energy-efficient, durable and cost effective lighting solution. An array of different shades is available to suit your taste. Smartphone-controlled LED lights are also here for your ease. Other hot trends include solar lights, café lighting and extendable light chains to maintain an ambient atmosphere and illuminate the guiding path.


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Mixing the Old and the New

A combination of the traditional and modern textures is a hot trend in architecture and house interiors these days, and this year it is about to dominate your gardens too. Pairing natural artisan wares with sleek modern design provides aesthetic pleasure to your sight. For instance, you can construct a modern polished wood table and marble bench seating in contrast to the traditional brick floor. You can also go with a rustic stone wall along with contemporary wall planters. Simple yet alluring!


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Top 5 Tips to Maximize Your Garden’s Curb Appeal

First impressions count especially when it comes to the home. Whether you’re looking to sell your property or simply want to create an inviting entrance for your friends and family, giving your front garden curb appeal is going to make your home memorable for all the right reasons.

 

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Designing a front garden that will boost your home’s street appeal and remain practical is easy with our top 5 tips.

Be a Little Nosey

Don’t be afraid to have a look at what other people are doing in their front gardens to make a good impression. Drive around your neighbourhood and see what other homeowners in nearby streets have done with their gardens. This way, you’ll know what you’re doing with your front garden is in keeping with the rest of the neighbourhood and what will standout for all the wrong reasons!

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If you don’t see anything you love, steal some inspiration from new home builds as they’re always trying to nail the curb appeal to attract potential buyers. You can search within your own area or jump online and check out what leading designers and builders in other locations are doing for example, Sydney or Geelong home builders. This will give you a could indication of what sells.

Consider your Practical Needs

If you’re doing a complete overall of your front garden, it’s worth thinking about your practical needs. Remember, that investing in your homes curb appeal is the best way to increase your home’s value. Most homes will need a gate and a path leading to the front door, but do you need security and privacy too? Do you need to contain pets or simply want to screen out neighbours and traffic?


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Do you need a place for your kids to play in the front garden? If your space is big enough, you may be able to incorporate some hard surfacing for kids to bounce a ball or ride a trike around.

Think About your Lighting

Consideration for your lighting is imperative if you want to create a front garden that’s welcoming and secure. It’s also one of the easiest ways to boost your home’s curb appeal, making your home look bigger than it really is. Make sure your lighting allows you to walk up the garden path and navigate any steps safely without tripping. Think about the level of security you’re wanting. Lighting up around side entrances to your home and installing lights on a motion sensor can often be enough to deter uninvited guests from entering your property.

BDB Tip: Remember to consider how your lighting design visually looks on and off. You want your fittings to look just as good at night as they do in daylight!


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Design to Suit the Style of your Home

Beautiful front gardens work in harmony with the style of the home. For example, a French provincial garden would look out of place in front of modern architecture and would be better suited to a traditional or cottage style home. If you’re not exactly sure of your home’s period or decorating style, just think about how it feels or consider its location. Is it more beachy or urban?

Are you in the country or inner-city suburbs? Looking at new or proposed developments around your area will also give you some inspiration for what may suit your home. For example, if you live in Geelong a simple search of land in Geelong will show you a wide variety of home’s and front landscaping that suits the architecture.

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Select your Plant Varieties Wisely

Planting out your front garden may seem easy, but it can turn into an expensive task if the plants won’t thrive under the conditions. Before you choose plant varieties just because they’re your favourite, consider whether they’re right for the environmental conditions of your property. You want to take into consideration your location and aspect, the soil type, your size of property and your budget.

BDB Tip: If in doubt, speak to a landscape designer or horticulturist. They’ll be able to help you select the best quality plants for your location to give your garden the best start it needs to thrive.


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