Have you been dreaming about the days getting warmer and longer so you can give your garden a much-needed transformation? With spring just around the corner, now is the right time to refresh your garden. There is nothing that I love more than spending time outside with my family on a sunny day enjoying our little outdoor space.
If you are anything like me, you have been staring at the garden during the cold and dark days of winter, wishing it was summer already. And now, it’s finally time to uplift your garden and get it ready for the lovely sunny days. How to do that? I’ve partnered up with Designer Shade Solutions modern pergola specialists in Ireland to share our favorite garden trends.
Inside Outside Retreat
Creating a seamless transition between your indoors and outdoors has become more and more of a trend. I mean… who wouldn’t want to walk from their home to the garden into an outdoor retreat that offers the comfort of an inside space? This is exactly what Designer Shade Solutions’ modern pergolas offer. With a retractable and tilting louvered roof that can be installed as an extension to your home, you can create the perfect outdoor space to enjoy all-year-round.
As this article on Forbes mentions, “homeowners are looking to extend their usable living space outdoors – especially with more people crowded in for more hours at home – and they often need shade to properly enjoy it.” These modern pergolas offer privacy, shade and protection from the weather plus, provide the perfect retreat to lounge, entertain and dine outdoors.
Shades of Blue
Blue is predicted to be more prominent in people’s gardens and outdoor spaces. Blue is a relaxing color that represents tranquillity, peacefulness, and stability. I think we all need a little bit of blue in our lives and there are plenty of ways to add this beautiful color into your outdoor space. Renovation Bay Bee recommends “planting blue flowers, such as blue fortune and delphiniums, adding water features around your garden or repainting your garden fence and shed in tones of blue.”
This article on Ideal Home believes that planting schemes are focus on innovative displays of color, fragrance, light, and texture are the way to go – creating a multisensory space and a fully immersive experience. “Plants and flowers add depth and texture to your garden. Select a mix of flowering plants such as busy lizzies and pollinators, like lavender, as they can also benefit the wildlife in your garden.”
Getting Kids Involved
Less of a trend for your garden but a lifestyle trend that involves your garden. Garden Design recommends getting the kids involved in the garden. “In addition to the many health benefits of being outside, outdoor play and being involved in gardening offers endless learning opportunities!
Get children their own set of kid-friendly gardening tools and let them take care of their own raised bed.”