Summer in the Garden

June is the official start of summer and this year the garden trend is for natural with bold colour. As you begin to plant, protect newly planted seedlings and veg as frosts can occur right up until the end of May.

NATURAL SMALL GARDENS

Most gardens are about 4 square metres and that’s plenty of room to design a usable space. Fill colourful pots and planters full of bold floral blooms. Keep the background natural and sustainable – use recycled or energy-saving products. Log and stone walls along with bee and insect-friendly cottage garden and meadow flowers will show commitment to sustainable gardening. Perennials flowers will also give long term interest while keeping maintenance low.

TOP TIP – Vertical planting ideas are practical, use space well and are perfect for herbs!

ALFRESCO LIVING

If you love the alfresco summer evening lifestyle call in the experts to create the perfect seating area. Popular flooring this year includes light greys and ceramic tiles – taking the inside out. Stepping stones will lead the way and be sure to zone your patio area into rooms and include heating like a fireplace or pit. Garden lighting will bring your space alive, use it to show off specific features and create atmosphere.

Zone your areas – try wooden planters as wall. Get advice from local landscapers like Ace, Francis Rose, or Hickford Construction.

GARDEN LIGHTS

Lighting adds ambience to your evening soirees. Go LED or solar-powered be greener. For ideas speak to MJ Electrics.

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