A garden can bring so much joy to a home; it’s a place to relax, to socialise, and (hopefully) soak up some of the summer sun. After months of cold weather, spring is finally here, so if you’re lucky enough to own a garden you might be thinking about ways to spruce it up for the summer. Whether it’s brightening things up with some new colourful flowers, or a bigger project like adding a water feature or decking, see below for a few of the best new garden trends for this year.
Wildflowers and perennial meadows have been growing in popularity since 2018, and this trend sees no sign of slowing down. This less structured style is perfect if you don’t have much time to spare maintaining your garden, as a wild, unstructured look is the whole point! You don’t need acres of space either, a wildflower meadow can thrive in even the smallest of gardens. Easy growing wildflowers include blue flax, helianthus and candytuft.
Bright, bold blooms in vibrant colours are set to be very popular this year, in either clashing colours or kitsch-style flowers like Pompon dahlias. Think hot summer colours like bright pink, red or orange; good flowers for this include gerberas, clematis, marigolds and camelias.
Gardening to cope with a changing climate is set to be all the rage for this year and beyond. Creating more ecological gardens to cope with the increasing extremes of weather in the UK will ensure your garden looks its best all year round. Gardeners have been leaning towards more hardy plants that don’t need as much maintenance, as well as drought-resistant planting schemes and mindful storing of rainwater.
Hidden hideaways and unexpected details have been cropping up more and more recently, and who doesn’t love a garden with magical surprises to discover? Try hidden lights that peep out from the undergrowth, a bench or table tucked away under a living arch or small statues dotted around for visitors to discover.
Environmentally friendly gardens continue with a rise in upcycling; instead of throwing out old furniture or kitchenware, see if it could be put to use in your garden. The options are almost endless, from an old chest of drawers turned into planters for flower beds, or a kitchen colander turned hanging basket. If you have nothing to spare, seek out recycled pallet wood which can be turned into anything from garden furniture to hanging shelves for your plants.
Transforming your garden is very rewarding, but it can be hard work, especially if you find yourself with a lot of excess green and wood waste once your project has been completed. If you need green waste recycling services in Stoke on Trent or Newcastle under Lyme, get in touch with Cherry Hill Waste. We can collect and recycle garden waste on your behalf, and our commitment to sustainability means you can rest assured that your waste is being dealt with in the most environmentally friendly way possible. For more information, give us a call or visit our website today.