Gardens are a big business in the European home design community, attracting huge amounts of attention from across the world. This was best exemplified by the Polish won 2018 European Golden Award, which attracted entrants from the tip of Greece to Northern Europe. From cool and clean wide-space landscaping, to using the garden as a modern art installation, to refocusing on the purity of nature, there are plenty of ways for the average homeowner to feel involved. These crafty changes are excellent ways to freshen up your outdoors spaces and, in many cases, are excellent for homeowners on a budget. What’s more, they can help to target some of the pressing issues in modern life.
Attracting modern spirituality
Gardens have long been the retreat from the ailments of day-to-day life but recent developments have made them more relevant than ever; 13.6% of Europeans are diagnosed with anxiety, according to a new study. Straight away, this is where simple changes can come in to enhance the garden. Consider backyard landscaping ideas that seize on this; this includes eastern-inspired zen features outdoors, to inspire stylish and functional cool to the garden. This can be as simple as a rock-and-water feature, or an area of flat sand. Alternatively, the attraction of ‘natural’ scenery, such as refinished logs, can provide a woodland-style cool to your outdoors space.
Embracing illuminating LEDs
You might already have LEDs in use around the house, where their energy-saving nature is an effective and conscience-resting benefit to the homeowner. However, gardens have just as much to benefit. Given the super lightweight and easily applied nature of LED strips, pairing them with outdoor solar charging stations is a great way to install futuristic technology easily into the home. Using LED lights you can create shadow-and-light effect across the garden, particularly in sheltered areas, that can replicate the intricate lighting systems many cities use to favourably highlight their national monuments in a classy manner.
Back to basics – with plants
EU directives mean that much of Europe benefits from lush greenery, with just 4.2% of land developed. Why not extend this further into the garden? Plants with the correct soil and bedding treatments can be easily controlled, preventing the adjustment of carefully planned schemes. With planning, they can be easily controlled and form a cogent part of your outdoors plans. For instance, certain succulents – which are very easily grown and controlled – resemble rocks, and can provide a smart and intriguing alternative in rock beds.
Improving your garden doesn’t need to be expensive or laborious. Instead, simple changes can transform your garden with little fuss. Integrating some of these schemes can bring fresh and stylish design to valued outdoors area.