Once again, we are about to end the year, and new trends are starting to emerge. One of the most talked-about, especially for the homeowners in Australia, is the new garden design trend for the upcoming year.
If you are one of those homeowners who love to follow trends and are constantly changing your garden accordingly, you might want to check out these trends for 2022 and see what you will add to your next garden renovation project.
Vegetables and herbs are expected to be an integral part of the 2022 garden design trend in most homes in Australia. It can not only add beauty and variation to your garden, but it is also beneficial.
You will never have to buy vegetables or herbs all the time. Instead, you will have to go to your backyard and pick fresh herbs and vegetables to add to your recipe.
One of the least favourite things to buy by most people in the market is vegetables and herbs because they can quickly wilt. Having your vegetable and herb garden will give you a chance to have access to fresh herbs and vegetables all the time.
Gardens have become the favourite space in our home to entertain guests. Having an outdoor space has long been a trend for home improvements. However, in the year 2022, it was expected to become a staple in every home garden.
There are so many types of outdoor space you can choose from. You can opt to add a gazebo in the middle of your garden if you have a vast space. Adding a garden patio would also be a great addition to your garden if you only have limited space.
You can opt to install a shade sail or an outdoor umbrella to protect your patio from harsh elements. Having a shade on your garden patio will also improve its aesthetic value. If you are planning to have a garden patio and are still in doubt, the year 2022 is the right time to build an outdoor garden patio.
One of the famous garden themes, as we approach the year 2022, is the oasis. Using tropical plants such as Cannas can have a significant impact on your garden transformation. Its foliage and blooms will be a focal point of your tropical garden oasis.
The travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 are still expected to be around next year, and travelling to tropical destinations can be challenging. But it would be best if you do not deprive yourself of experiencing the tropics. So instead of travelling to experience a tropical vacation, you can bring the tropics into your home.
If you are planning to transform your garden into tropics but does not have an idea where to start, here are some tropical plants you can begin planting in your garden:
You can start with these plants and add more tropical plants along the way until you achieve your ideal garden design.
Another garden trend in 2022 is water features. It is the year where this particular garden design is expected to come back. Many years ago, water features were a staple of garden designs as they provided a zen vibe to the overall theme of your garden.
It helps with calming and relaxing that can also attract more wildlife into your garden. Although its popularity comes to a halt, the year 2022 proves that it was not completely gone. Suppose you are aiming for a balance of beauty and tranquillity in your garden design. Therefore, you should add a water feature.
There are so many water features you can choose to add to your gardens, like a water fountain, pond, or waterfall. Choose the suitable water feature that compliments the theme you are aiming for.
You can also choose different designs of the water feature from classic to modern. As long as it provides the calming sound of the water and achieves the view that you want, you are good to go.
Aside from having an outdoor entertainment area in your garden, an alfresco garden kitchen is one of the trends in 2022 that many homeowners are considering.
An alfresco outdoor kitchen is suitable for the Australian lifestyle and climate. Eating outside of your home and into an alfresco setup can be a great break from a boring mealtime routine.
Having a meal in your garden is also best to change the scenery and experience a more relaxing meal. You can opt to have your breakfast, lunch, or dinner in your alfresco garden kitchen and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Having an alfresco garden kitchen will let you invite your friends over and enjoy a mouthwatering BBQ in your garden. If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you can also enjoy fun swimming as you cook and eat on your alfresco dining table.
Having wildflowers in a home garden is not something you can see very often. However, it is starting to become popular amongst homeowners due to the benefits that wildflowers bring.
If you plan to plant fruits, having a wildflower planted in your garden will help pollinate your fruit trees. It means that you will have productive fruit trees. It is because wildflowers attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects that will help cross-pollinate the plants and the trees. These creatures help create an eco-friendly environment in your garden.
If you have kids, making your garden kid-friendly is a good idea as it will compliment your needs and lifestyle while keeping your trend updated for the year 2022. Make sure that your garden has things that your kids will love and enjoy.
For example, you can add a playground to your garden. It will surely make your kids forget about gadgets and will reduce their screen time. Having a kid-friendly garden will also help your kids appreciate nature which is essential as they grow.
Now that you have an idea of what 2022 will bring when it comes to garden design trends, you can now start remodelling and improvising your garden in preparation for the coming new year.