Continuing our look at Garden Design Trends for 2019
By John Brennan, 10/06/2019
Here's one that might be worth thinking about: Creating Garden Zones, Ideal homes magazine says...
"Make more of any garden space available by creating dedicated zones, suitable for each outdoor activity. Christopher Ray, Category Manager for Outdoor at B&Q shares his tips on how best to zone the modern garden.
Create a storage zone
‘It’s important to have the right tools and accessories to cultivate and tend to your garden, and a safe place to store them at the end of the day. Try discreet and secure storage solutions such as garden boxes, that come in a range of materials so that they can easily blend into your space. Look for currently unused spaces, such as alongside your garden shed, and turn it into a storage area to keep the mess at bay!’
Provide an outdoor playroom
‘If you’ve got children, building a zone for some outside fun will serve hours of entertainment throughout the Summer. Providing an area that the kids can call their own, gives children a space they can learn to keep tidy after a day of outdoor fun. Playful favourites such as slides, swings and sandpits are all family friendly.’
Find your zen with a chill out space
‘Nature has a way of relaxing us, so carve out a space in your garden for quality ‘me time’ where you can unwind. To keep chill-out vibes to a maximum, stick to comfy outdoor furniture such as big padded chairs and hammocks.’
Zone your own
‘Having a patch to grow your own can be extremely satisfying.
‘In the Spring and Summer months, there’s nothing better than an outdoor soiree, so having a dedicated outdoor entertaining area is a must. Position this within easy access of the barbecue or kitchen – you’ll spend less time heading in and out of the house and more time enjoying the Summer sun.’"