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Landscaping Trends in 2021

If your garden is next on your list of home improvement projects, we’re here to inspire you with three of our favourite on-trend ideas that will make your garden your new favourite space. 

Outdoor living

Many of us have spent more time at home than ever before in the past year, placing a new focus on creating practical, welcoming outdoor spaces that the whole family can use. A patio or decking area is the perfect place to enjoy al fresco meals, catch some rays or take a break in the fresh air and will help extend your living space out into the garden. Simply add an awning, parasol or shade sail for a seating area that can be enjoyed come rain or shine.

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Perfect for pollinators

Pollinators are essential to our ecosystem and a critical part of our food security. As awareness of their importance has grown, creating a bee-friendly garden has become more popular. One of the best ways to keep pollinators happy is to grow native wildflowers which bees and butterflies love – and another benefit of wildflowers is that they are incredibly low maintenance too. 

Consider leaving part of your garden wild, sowing native seeds or letting an area of your lawn grow longer. A healthy, well-maintained lawn, interspersed with wild, meadow-like spots, is the perfect blend of family-friendly space to play, and bee-friendly space to buzz.

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Go low maintenance

As our calendars begin to fill up again and the days of working from home are left behind, more gardeners are looking for ways to make their outside space easier to maintain. If you’re too busy to find time for the garden, there are some simple solutions that might help – like adding bark to flower beds to prevent the growth of weeds, or planting perennials which stay around through the seasons with little maintenance.