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2017 Garden & Country Trends – What’s Hot?

Posted on Feb 27, 2017

Sustainability of landscape goes further this year with this trend moving to real estates and more specifically, gardens and backyards. Having an easy maintainable yard with neat design and weather-resistant plants is the start for increasing the property value and paying attention to both economy and environment.

Choose a color that stands out

Painting your fence, arbors, sheds and other garden structures in plain safe colors such as white or beige is a trend that long passed. Now, it is all about the color which will make the whole yard look more unique and uniform. Striking colors like dark blue and green are in right now. Still, it is important to stress that going for a bit of color in your yard does not mean making it colorful. Sticking to one prominent or eventually two complimentary colors is the norm of achieving a nice and desirable look that will soothe since too many colors can create the impression of a mess and chaos even if everything else is in order.

Your garden is not a greenhouse

When planting flowers and different plants think simple and stick to a certain plan and layout design. This year, simplicity is valued above all else. Neat plant distribution in your yard will make it look tidy and easily manageable while it will ensure the efficiency of movement and other outdoor activities. Too many plants that are all over the place and without any order in their positioning will create uneasy and disorderly feeling that is definitely not something anyone would want at their home. Even the most beautiful flowers can appear messy if they are planted in an unorganized fashion.


The choice of plants

In order to add beauty and economical value to your garden, be careful when picking your plants. There are many plants and flowers that can sustain any weather conditions which will not only beautify your garden but will also give you the least possible need for regular maintenance. The effort you have to put in when picking the right plants will definitely pay off in the long run, so make your search for lavishing but strong plants and flowers your prior concern.

Urban farming

Real estate used as a good place for growing food is one of the most noticeable backyard trends in the UK. No one expects that real estate farming is going to overthrow large agricultural business but urban farming’s economical and health benefits are at an enviable level. Having a place for vegetables in your garden will make it more sustainable while bringing variety and more uniformity to the house in general.


Country farming

The countryside can be a strange place, sometimes. It can be like its own enclosed ecosystem of people. There are trends when it comes to etiquette, country clothing, sports and of course, farming. We expect traditional country trends but we are also expecting a closer-to-home farming style. Big farms will obviously remain, but we are seeing trends for small garden “farms” or garden allotments.

Add the structure

If you want to take up urban farming, then adding a terrarium, arbor or living wall is the right way to go. Having these types of structures in your backyard opens up more possibilities that all involve sustainability and good economical management. Even your property agent will confirm that sustainable yards are a good home investment, which is especially true for Australia. The smallest gardens can be turned into something more by simple extension building.

Outdoor room

With plants and structures carefully organized and distributed in the yard, home owners are left with space to add a great touch to their backyard by setting up places for lounging and relaxation. Using outdoor furniture and LED lights that will save energy while creating a perfect mood is a big trend that does not fail to stay on the top of the list for 2016.

Houses with gardens and backyards are a great asset since they can be transformed into sustainable properties and increase the real estate value. Therefore, following the trends in this direction will generate a lot of benefits for anyone looking to sell or simply lead an environmentally and economically conscious life.

About Derek Lotts

Derek Lotts writes about décor, gardening, recycling and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all these fall under self-improvement. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment. In his free time, he likes spending time in nature with his wife.

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