Having a natural green thumb may win you Garden of the Month in your neighborhood, but if you're like most people and you have to work at it, then you may be looking for some tips. To help make your garden stand out from your neighbors' gardens this year, there are three trends that you may want to look out for.
Chevron Brick Pavers
Brick pathways are coming back in a big way because they add a fun, traditional element to just about any garden. Whether you want to have a pathway directly through your garden or you want to have a paved brick patio right next to it, consider having them laid out in a chevron pattern. This fun pattern can help give your space an updated feel while also staying traditional with the brick pavers themselves. If you're having them professionally installed, make sure that you have them cemented in between so that they stay in place.
Cut Flower Garden
What if you could walk out to your garden, cut some flowers, and then create a flower arrangement in your own kitchen? With a cut flower garden you can do just that. Plant large flower bushes like roses, hydrangeas, peonies, and lilacs in your garden. Throughout the season as they bloom at different times, you will constantly have an array of fresh flowers to go and choose from. Just remember that all bushes take time to really blossom and flourish, so they may not be huge for several more years.
Pots are a huge part of gardening and an easy way to get your thumbs green. Rather than just planting flowers in your pots this year, though, consider planting large, oversized trees in them. This sort of look can help you add dimension to your porch, your patio, or even your garage door. Plus, it makes them fairly easy to take care of as long as the root ball doesn't get too big. If, at the end of the season, you feel like the roots are growing too much, then consider transplanting the tree into your soil so that it can flourish.
Remember that gardening takes a lot of time and work, but if you're consistent in doing it, you won't have a problem keeping up with all of your neighbors. To learn more about gardening, reach out to a landscape supply store near you. They can help answer your questions.