If you're planning to get your garden in order this year, it's important that to consider exactly what garden trends you should be aware of.
Well, the experts at Gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk have compiled the information you need to feature it in outdoor spaces. These are the trends you can expect to see in gardens up and down the country this year.
1. Adult tree houses and Garden Rooms
This is expected to be one of the biggest garden trends this year - get ready for the influx of adult tree houses or some form of garden room.
2. Grow your own
One of the most popular lifestyle movements is without a doubt veganism, and this is anticipated to go hand in hand with Brits becoming increasingly self-sufficient as they grow their own produce. With food prices rising, along with a growing appreciation for what organic produce could mean for gardeners, it's easy to see why more are growing their own.
There are a wide number of foods that can be easily grown in gardens, varying from potatoes to tomatoes. Simply put, it's a great move if you want to create a fresh supply of cheap produce in your garden.
3. Eco-friendly compost
With the nation now more environmentally aware, it is anticipated there will be a rise in the number of compost bins that will be up and down the country. This can lead to a reduction of house waste by as much as 40 per cent. This eco-friendly form of recycling is an easy way for adults to cut down on their wastage.
4. Shrubs, not perennials
It's anticipated that there will be a move away from small perennial plants - instead, Brits will want to add height and structure to their garden. The Euonymus Oxyphyllus is a colourful, slow growing shrub that originates from Korea - it's recent rise in popularity is set to continue.
After enjoying record-breaking temperatures during the summer of 2018, Brits are anticipated to embrace the sunshine this coming summer and will be investing in outdoor entertaining areas. Sales of garden furniture, barbecues and accessories are anticipated to grow, and with this, will be the spaces that are ideal for entertaining.
6. Indoor plants
We can expect to see the popularity of house plants continue to rise. A lack of outdoor space will be necessary to fulfil your foliage needs. In recent years, it's become a popular trend to opt for air purifying house plants, as they offer a healthier, brighter and even a better-looking environment.