During 2020, it is no surprise that we spent more time in our backyards and gardens seeking outdoor spaces to relax and refresh during lockdown. This trend is expected to continue in 2021, too, (and not just due to COVID-19) as Google data shows a whopping 39% increase in online searches for garden design and garden maintenance on a global level. So, if there was ever time to transform your garden/landscape into an extension of your home to be able to enjoy the beauty of greenery and fresh air.

Providing professional landscape design ideas for both commercial and residential properties throughout Brisbane – Blue Tongue Landscaping – has decided to show you how they see gardens shaping up in 2021.

Top 2021 Garden Design Trends

  1. The Balcony Garden

Since one in ten Australian households don’t have a private yard and live in urban areas with only a balcony or patio, the balcony garden design trend is on the rise in 2021. To make the perfect balcony garden, choose hardy plants in pots and move them around to chase the sun. This is a wonderful suggestion for those who still want to experience a greenery refresh/sanctuary without a garden/backyard space. Not to mention, hardy plants such as succulents or cacti are easy to maintain.

  1. The Inside-Outside Garden

By creating a cohesive look and seamless flow from the inside to the outside, you can extend your living space. To achieve this vibe, use potted palms, ferns, succulents, and peace lily, i.e. plants that work both indoors and outdoors. For consistency purposes, just ensure that your garden design matches the interior design of your home.

  1. The Wild Garden

If you have don’t have much time for gardening but still want to enjoy a nice relaxing space, here’s the ultimate low garden maintenance design. Placing more of a natural aesthetic in the garden means that you should choose wildlife-friendly plants and flowers that attract bees, birds, and butterflies, and let them grow wild.

  1. The Permaculture Garden

Last but not least, this trend is ideal for those who want to be more sustainable at home. The permaculture garden design focuses on the needs of the natural ecosystem and climate which works to harness the magic of the sun, water, and wind to provide food, water, and shelter for your plants. Such gardens should include veggies like tomatoes, peas, beans, squash, sunflowers and other plant companions.

The Bottom Line

We can agree that self-isolation measures have encouraged us to spend more time outdoors and connect with nature. Hence, if you want to truly enjoy spending time in your backyard, garden, or even balcony, don’t hesitate – contact Blue Tongue Landscaping to get the perfect garden design that suits both your lifestyle and garden maintenance skills.