Landscaping is becoming a more and more popular way of personalising the home to suit the family, with over 60% of homeowners renovating their gardens in some way – whether that’s through planting more trees and flowers, building a patio or removing unwanted features – and as a result we’re seeing more versatile and unique gardens springing up across the country. With this is mind, the team here at Court Farm Garden Care have been looking at the most common adaptations homeowners were making to their properties last year to gain insight into the landscaping trends of 2015. Looking at previous trends will help identify what homeowners are looking for in their gardens, which can help you determine the most positive changes you can make to your own space.
Additional seating areasMore families want to make the most of their property and utilise all of the space available to them, so last year saw an increase in the amount of homeowners updating their landscape with additional seating areas. Garden furniture such as swing seats and outdoor sofas are stylish additions to any garden that provide more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. To make the space usable year round, you could consider adding a summer house, gazebo or veranda to protect the area from the weather elements, and adding a feature such as a fire pit will not only provide warmth and light in the colder months, but it is also a great social piece; you can gather your friends and family round and toast marshmallows, instead of being stuck indoors!