Landscape Trends for 2013

Does your garden need a makeover? Here's some inspiration....

Are weeds and over-grown grass taking over your garden? Often an afterthought when renovating, your garden gives your home curb-side appeal and character so it’s important not to overlook. Here are some of the hottest trends for the year ahead.

Fragrant flowers

Moving from a nice-to-have to a garden must-have, fragrant flowers are tipped to be huge in 2013. From roses to gardenias and oriental lilies, these beauties will add colour and aroma to any garden. Try using flower beds or pots if you’re tight on space.

Home sweet homestead

‘Homesteading’ is fast becoming the biggest trend in gardening. Homeowners are looking for more ways to be self-sufficient and growing your own produce is a great start.
There are a variety of easy to grow vegetables and herbs you can start with and building a simple vegie patch is easy. For those who lack a green thumb or who are tight on space, try a balcony herb garden.

Less grass, more flowers

Gardens are steering away from large grass coverings and landscapers are now trending towards drought tolerant flowers instead.
The Queensland heat can be draining for green grass so by using flowers, your garden will be bright and healthy all year round.
You’ll even save big on your water bills and mowing your lawns may become a thing of the past!

Vintage make a comeback

With a range new technologies available for the garden, take a step back in time and look for ‘vintage’ when personalising your garden.
Terracotta pots and seed boxes are making a comeback and add a feeling of comfort to your outdoor space. Vintage items can contrast beautifully with a modem landscape and are a cost effective way of personalising the garden.

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