Summer is here! It’s high time to refresh your backyard and garden.
Considering that coronavirus destroyed many people’s summer plans, you can turn this fact into extra motivation to rearrange your backyard.
Make it your favorite and most visited summer spot.
All trends come and go; the same happens with backyard design.
From specific kinds of plans and colors to different themes and garden furniture – just look at what Louis XIV did to his gardens and see how different it was from the wild tyle that followed 60 years later!
If you’re looking for some inspiration take a look at these top garden trends for 2020.
If you want your garden to have a calming effect and get closer to nature, a water garden is a perfect idea – don’t worry, it’s not as hard to accomplish as it sounds.
Water ponds will never go out of style.
If you have a large garden and some empty space, then installing a garden pond should be a breeze.
Moreover, it’s a real wildlife magnet that can become a home for many birds, frogs, insects, and maybe even some fish.
You can meditate by the pond or just simply listen to the beautiful sound of water – the calming effects of the sound of even a gentle trickle have been scientifically studied.
What’s also convenient is that the garden pond is not an expensive investment, and the final view is truly priceless.
You can easily do it yourself if you have enough time.
All you need is the concept and some construction tools.
A good shovel, pond liner are a good start.
After you dig your initial hole and have everything planned out, you can start thinking about the borders, plants, and other specialized equipment like water aerators for helping your water stay beautiful and algae-free.
You can play with concepts of water flow and create small waterfalls and cascades to add calming ambiance to your water garden.
This should make your staycation a thousand times more beautiful!
Another great garden trend focuses on going back to nature.
Sustainability becomes a priority for many people, and natural materials have a lot to offer.
Natural wood (or even upcycled palettes) have become all the rage – another, more stylish option are rattan and wicker elements like chairs or outdoor couches.
Natural styling elements like driftwood or macrame art is very popular – in fact, anything woven out of natural fibers or grasses will work here, and be an amazing addition to an organically-styled back yard or patio.
The need for a vacation and getting away from it all makes us want to arrange our outdoor spaces in a way that will remind us of faraway beaches, cabins, forests, or a tropical paradise.
Imagine having your outdoor tiki bar or a kitchen or a shower – it feels like summer, doesn’t it?
Arranging your area for the extra outdoor “room” will surely amaze every visitor and let you chill with everything you need around.
Living Spaces designer Shelby Greene says: ‘Think of your backyard as you would your indoor space, starting with a floor plan. Arrange groups of seating, focal points, serving stations, and walkways for a trendy feel.’
Start from planning a floor or a rattan carpet.
Check if there is any furniture you don’t use anymore so you can give it another life in your garden.
If not, the flea market is the answer.
You don’t need to invest in new furniture to arrange your outdoor spot well.
On the contrary, old, used furniture will bring a very cozy vibe to your garden.
Into the Wild
It used to take ages to plan your yard’s landscaping correctly and make sure all the plant species are placed in the same spots, and all colors match 100%.
Luckily this “perfection” trend is long gone.
Now, what is very interesting is the simulation of a real wildness in your backyard.
You can mix and match totally different kinds of plants and trees, a bit of chaos on your garden will surely make it look more natural, like in a real wild environment.
Grasses and bamboo are growing with the popularity of low-maintenance urban spaces.
More good news is that there is no need to cut the grass!
It’s just a suggestion; if you want to have a bit of messy garden where your children or puppies can play with, you can let the plants grow.
It’s also good for the environment since the summertime is drier and drier.
Go to your garden, imagine total freedom in the arrangement, and let your imagination run wild.
This is what your garden needs!
Urban gardening is my favorite 2020 trend.
Let’s start with the definition.
“Urban gardening is the process of growing plants of all types and varieties in an urban environment. Urban gardening, which is also known as urban horticulture or urban agriculture, encompasses several unique gardening concepts”.
It includes container gardening, indoor gardening, green roofs, guerilla gardening, as well as community gardening.
It’s a dreamy solution for cooking lovers to arrange the garden with healthy and delicious veggies.
It looks just lovely and highly contributes to your lifestyle.
You can save money on shopping and have the guarantee that the food is 100% natural.
It’s also a fun activity for the summer.
Nothing tastes better than food made with love.
The bottom line
I hope these suggestions will help you find inspiration for your new garden.
Remember, trends change, but a backyard stays, think of the style you will enjoy for years, and the materials that can be used for a long time.
Green color always looks good.
Depending on your garden’s size, you can create your own perfect-looking holiday spot to spend the summer in.