Posted on 11/01/2018

The hottest gardening and landscaping trends set to sizzle in 2018

The hottest gardening and landscaping trends set to sizzle in 2018

By Sara Fitzpatrick

Are you looking to update your backyard with cutting-edge ideas?

We spoke to the team from Tim Davies Landscaping to find out the hottest gardening and landscaping trends set to sizzle in 2018.

Top 3 trends for 2018

Concrete

There are various finishes currently being used with concrete and while some clients see this as a cold product we love using it as each pour is unique.

It has an earthy tone and can be worked into many applications for floors, walls, bench tops and seats.

We are also seeing this material being used for pool copings and surrounds.

Coastal planting

Given many Australians settle next to the coast, the planting style needs to work with the aspect. Low maintenance is a term we hear often when speaking with clients. I think the clever use of succulents mixed with native silver tones/mixed with large drifts of grasses work so well.

Earthy floor surfaces

Earthy surfaces such as decomposed granite or gravel are making a trend back into the landscape as well as natural stones coming out of Europe.

Is there a trend from around the world you’d like to see boom here?

Palm Springs and a minimalist design. I think this style of sophisticated and sleek gardens appeals to our clients’ busy lifestyles and WA’s similar climate zone. Plus, it complements the current architectural trends.

What style are you happy to see go?

Clipped box hedges. Whilst there is always a place for formal design, we are seeing less of the clipped box hedges, particularly given the maintenance involved. Instead, the Buxus spheres are being used more regularly to provide structure and form within a planting composition. These types of plants are then contrasted with various foliages.