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5 Horticulture Trends in Garden Design for 2017

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5 Horticulture Trends in Garden Design for 2017

With the New Year comes a lot of joy and happiness as well as a clean slate to kick-start those projects you have always dreamed of. If one of your projects for 2017 involves developing your own garden, then look no further than here for trends you can employ in ensuring that your garden turns out just the way you envisioned it.

1. Eco-friendly designs take a front seat

Climate change and the extreme weathers that come with it is a challenge everyone must play a role in combating, and growing your own garden is a big step in starting that fight. Although growing green plants on its own is a great way to make your home more eco-friendly, there are also artificial additions you can include in your garden to move it up a notch.

The Tree Wi-Fi is just the device every garden needs to battle air and environmental pollution from human activities. This device is basically a birdhouse that monitors the air around you. It comes equipped with tracking sensors that track unhealthy emissions and the level of pollutants in the air. Lastly, it includes an incentive to keep your neighbors attuned to environmental friendly policies and this is the free internet it emits each day a decrease in pollution is recorded.

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5 Horticulture Trends in Garden Design for 2017

    2. Pursuing organization using boxwood

    A disorganized garden has always been a sore sight for the eyes and they are generally frowned upon by neighborhood committees and your personal friends. Therefore, it is important that when growing your personal garden, a structure that promotes aesthetic symmetry be put in place to eliminate disorder.

    The easiest way to get this done is with the use of boxwood. Boxwood is a green plant that is easy to grow and is traditionally used as design pieces in gardens. Its symmetry, ease of grooming and shaping makes it the perfect design structure for organizing your entire plant life. Simply growing some boxwood and grooming it into any shape immediately adds structure to your garden.

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    3. Incorporate simplicity with dwarf shrubs

    Most millennials in today’s society – including me – find it quite difficult to maintain a work-life balance which in turn leaves little or no room for gardening. But if you are one of those who have always dreamed of your own little garden, then growing dwarf shrubs might just be the perfect solution.

    Dwarf shrubs—which closely resemble the garden plants in Bilbo Baggins’ Shire—are short plants which bloom reddish-brown in the summer. They are a millennial’s dream due to their quick growth times and their ability to flourish with little or no grooming. The dwarf shrub virtually takes care of itself using the morning dew for sustenance and the fact that it doesn’t grow above 3 feet makes it easy to maintain.

    4. Sustain your garden using technology

    Technology is slowly but surely penetrating every area of human existence and gardening has not been left out. In places such as California, where dealing with drought is a real issue, sustainable gardening is the only viable option. It involves setting up artificial irrigation systems to provide water to your plants.

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    Monitoring irrigation systems is difficult work and in situations where you have to be away from your garden for an extended period of time, ensuring your irrigation system works perfectly is impossible. To tackle these challenges, mobile apps allow you control how much water a system produces regardless of your location.

    5. Active play and relaxation space for all ages

    Lastly, to enjoy what you have built with your sweat and energy over time, it is important that you create some space for human use. For those who have kids, a play space is recommended which will provide your kids with enough room to play around without harming or truly coming into contact with your garden plants. While for adults, a relaxation spot consisting of either chairs or floor mats will let you enjoy nature’s blessings around you.

    Gardening can be therapeutic, which makes it important that you consider it as a hobby rather than just something you relegate to a contractor. The joys of gardening are manifold because your garden will always be that gift that keeps on giving.

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