Must have garden trends for the year ahead

With warmer weather due soon and the possibility of spending more spare time outside, people’s attention starts to turn towards the garden. Figuring out what to do with your outside space can be daunting, but garden specialists Oeco Garden Rooms has come up with some handy tips and predictions for upcoming garden trends this year, so you can start planning your summer garden oasis now.

Less maintenance with natural landscapes

Are you fed up with the endless pruning, trimming and mowing that it takes to maintain a garden? Then having a natural landscape might be the answer. Many people are turning to a more natural look by planting low care shrubs, grass and perennials which require little maintenance. Natural landscapes can produce an array of colours and textures throughout the garden and is the perfect habitat for wildlife too.

Berry bushes grown in containersOeco Garden Rooms 2

Growing berries such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are great additions to any garden, but if you struggle with space for a large bush why not try growing them in pots. Growing your own produce is deeply rewarding and is a great way to get the whole family involved; growing berries in pots means that they are easier to maintain and can be moved to different parts of the garden if needed.

Grow your own herbsBerries

Herbs are among the easiest plants to grow and require little tending. They can be used for a variety of meals and some even have medicinal benefits such as St. John’s-wort which can be used to relieve depression and stress. Herbs can be grown in small pots inside or in bigger pots in the garden. Whichever herbs you choose to grow you can be safe in the knowledge that it is fresh and packed with flavour.

Add luxury with a garden room

Garden rooms have become a popular choice for home owners over the last decade, especially for those who want to extend their living space without having to build an expensive extension or loft conversion. Garden rooms bring luxury to the garden and can be used for a variety of things such as a home office, home cinema or even a place for you to relax and unwind, and because these structures are fully insulated they can be used all year round.

Hi tech gadgets

In this technological age, it was inevitable that technology would be integrated into the garden. There are now a wide range of hi-tech gadgets available to help you create the perfect garden. Some of the more popular gadgets include smart apps that remind you to water your plants and probes that tell you the health of your garden and connected smart lights that can create ambient environments at a touch of a button. As these technology brands advance their products, so will the health of your garden.