When it comes to designing your garden area it can be difficult to know where to pull inspiration from. Once you have an established garden you can get a Grounds Maintenance Gloucestershire company in to ensure it is maintained and the plants are looked after. There are a number of trends that are being predicted by garden design specialist for 2019.

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Gardening based on the climate – here in the UK we are experiencing some extreme weather conditions which could be as a result of climate change. This can have an impact on the types of plants that we can grow as well as their health and vitality. It is therefore important that you are aware of the condition of your soil and your garden location. This means looking at the drainage of your soil as well as the pH level and nutrient levels and also the direction of the sun and whether any areas of the garden are in full or partial shade or sun. Some planting schemes may then require you to plant drought resistant plants or those that thrive in full sun.

Houseplants have become more and more popular over recent years as people become aware of the positive health benefits that these can bring. There are some plants that help to purify the air in your home and office which in turn can have positive effects on your overall health as well as your mental wellbeing. This is being translated into our outdoor spaces as well with hanging, more exotic plants, being included in garden planting plans.

Break out areas in gardens are also becoming more and more popular with seating areas including fire pits being created in areas that are separated from the rest of the garden. These separations can be achieved with clever plant choices and planting schemes rather than having to use any hard landscaping materials.

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Supporting the various wildlife that appears in our gardens has become a priority for many people, especially as more and more of their natural environments are being absorbed for housing and other developments. This includes planting bee and butterfly friendly plants as well as creating spaces for smaller animals and insects to shelter perhaps in a bug hotel or a pile of strategically placed logs for toads and hedgehogs. This can have an impact on the types of plants that are grown and can include mo cottage garden wildflower varieties.