Which Garden Trends Are Popular This Year?
Summer is now upon us, and it’s time to get outdoors and flex those green fingers. But which garden trends are popular this year? The team at Properly love a bit of gardening and have been keeping on top of the latest designs and looks in London! Now we’ve come up with the five key garden trends for summer 2022.
1. Energetic Colour Is On Trend
Vibrant colours are very popular this summer. For years, muted and pastel tones have been the go-to palette, but this year, they’re being widely replaced by bolder plant choices. Daring hues like reds, purples, and oranges are in style for 2022, with canna, crocosmia, and salvia being especially popular. Combinations like oranges and yellows are on-trend for this summer, giving gardens a modern aesthetic.
2. Drought Tolerance Is Being Prioritised
More people than ever before are worried about climate change. With predictions of more droughts in the future, there has been a move towards a Mediterranean planning approach with demand increasing for drought-tolerant flowering plants, especially ones that are known for attracting bees. Lavender, verbena and perovskia are becoming firm favourites.
3. Gardens Are Hosting Additional Living Space
With house prices still increasing in London, many homeowners are keen to find ways to extend their living space, and one way of doing this is to use their outdoor areas. Outdoor kitchens, living and dining areas, and children’s play spaces are popular options. Comfortable outdoor furniture, pizza ovens, sunken fire-pits, and patio awnings have all become must-haves for this summer.
4. British Grown Plants Are In-Demand
Gardening supplies are becoming more expensive, with the price of plants going up by around 13% over the past year. This has led to a higher demand for British-grown plants, and the result is a rise in the number of back-garden orchards.
Red produce and apples are a strong focus for summer 2022, with pomegranates and chokeberries being two exotic fruits that are being introduced to British gardens. Traditional vegetable patches are also re-emerging around the country, with keen gardeners trying to reduce their carbon footprints by growing their own produce.
5. Nature Gardens Are Being Created
Fitting in well with the drive for eco-friendliness, many gardens this summer are moving towards a more natural look. Wildlife gardens with an immersive feel are popular, and sustainability is a keyword for green-fingered homeowners everywhere. Wildflowers, ponds, and hedgerows are on the rise, while the drive to use peat-free plants is also high this year.
The Benefits Of A Beautiful Garden
For any homeowner, a beautiful garden is an oasis of calm to spend time in after a hard week at work. However, if you’re keen to sell your property, it can be even more important, potentially boosting the value of your home significantly.
If you’re thinking of selling your home, get in touch with the team here at Properly today on 0207 459 4400.
As specialists in the local area, we’re your number one choice when it comes to listing your home for sale.
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