5 Popular DIY Garden Trends For 2020
Date Published: June 15th, 2020
Looking for some new DIY garden trends to try out this summer? Below are some of the top trends cropping up in 2020 and how you can get involved no matter your budget.
Whether you own a small garden, courtyard or a balcony, creating vertical garden spaces is on the up. It’s an easy way to go green and will create a space in your home that makes an impression.
Vertical gardening can be for everyone and tailored to suit your style. DIY hanging planters can be made easily or store-bought. Once you’re happy with the arrangement of your planters, find plants that hang low and bloom bright flowers that draw the eye. Alternatively, choose house plants and succulents if your space is shaded - these will last longer and offer a low maintenance option.
Composting & Growing Food
Although the concept of sustainability in the garden isn’t new, there has been a recent surge in homegrown foods and composting using DIY raised garden beds within the gardening community here in the UK. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned grower, a potting shed is a great choice for the garden and offers a perfect place to organise seedlings, compost heaps and pots/tools. It also keeps pests at bay, meaning your food is safe from contamination.
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Adding Water Features Or Bird Pools
There’s nothing more relaxing than the sound of running water in a tranquil garden atmosphere. Water features are an up and coming trend for this summer, but they can be pricey and/or hard to maintain. A cheaper alternative to this DIY garden trend is to install a bird pool. They attract local wildlife and can provide a feature that draws the eye. They can also be made from clay or concrete.
Bold Paint & Lighting
One of the more surprising trends coming out of summer this year is bold colours. This is especially true of black and grey fence trends as well as the more colourful pink and baby blue sheds.
Opting for colours such as these in your garden will not only make it stand out, but draw the eye and make the colours of your plants pop. To top it off, adding festoon lighting creates a festival atmosphere with a twist - giving you Glastonbury vibes in the comfort of your own back garden.
Outdoor Dining Experiences
Everyone is a fan of BBQ dining in summer, but what about taking it to the next level? Building your own pizza oven is extremely rewarding and will bring a Mediterranean feel to your outdoor space. Adding in custom furniture and storage space for tools will not only take your outdoor dining to the next level, but will impress guests as well.