Colourful Garden Design Trends 2016
With a broad and spacey lawn, one would only love to make a wonderful garden to enjoy some time in whenever one can. But when we are faced with the question of what kind of garden do we want and how do we want to proceed with the design choices. This is all solved with the simple process of brainstorming. This is just as hard as the landscaping as you have to sit down and plan the entire garden, but ultimately you will get exactly what you want, so any time you spend pondering on the quality of the garden you will get in the end is all worth it.
So without further ado, let us proceed with helping you with the brainstorming, presenting the colorful design trends gathered by professional gardeners in London which 2016 gave us and which you could get inspired from:
• Verticality and Complexity
• Minimalism and Simplicity
These are the two major trends going on in the world of gardening in 2016. They are two opposites for two completely different type of gardener. And the best thing about them – they can co-exist! Think up of a scheme that might suit your own garden and start with the landscaping to get to the best results as soon as you can.
Minimalism and Simplicity
It is curious that the biggest trend of the 2016 is that of minimalism. Without further exploring whether that is because it looks better or because gardeners have grown too lazy, let’s take a look at what the minimalistic expert gardening approach entails.
Your garden needs one dominating color to envelop the garden. Pick your color and have it dominate the scene – it means that most of the decor has to be in this color and especially the flowers. Go with the standard green, with white or yellow, with red or blue – the choice is yours.
Minimalistic approach requires you to make a garden that basically tends to itself. It needs a watering and drainage system that keeps the soil moist and well-fed. If you can acquire that, then the amount of reliable gardening you will have to provide will be brought down to weed control and grass cutting.
Verticality and Complexity
And then we have the other side of the coin, which is literally the opposite to minimalism. The other trend that is gaining speed is that of the vertical gardens. People today make plans for the best-looking vertical gardens, and taking care of them has nothing to do with simplicity. The very act of putting them together and planting takes time, and then the garden care is one for expert gardeners.
The key to vertical gardens is the right pattern. The plants in this type of garden have to be taken care of in order – or at least it is required, otherwise one would lose track of which plants have been watered and where has the hedging and trimming taken place.
And, exactly the opposite to the minimalistic gardens, these gardens thrive on color. The more that is put in, the better. Think rainbow, think rock concerts, or disco-patterned flower themes. The choices are only too numerous, and all for you to pick from.