Build Small Outdoor Areas Up - Summer Trend 4: Go up, down and all around
Australian backyards are getting smaller and smaller so it’s important to use all available space in your yard. The trend of designing up, down and around is to use all available space in your yard and look at ways to create level changes and appeal in the yard. For example, a garden wall in front of your boundary fence will add depth to the space and provide a space to plant out greenery that will hide the fence later in life as the plants grow.
“One of the best ways to improve the look of your space is to go up with a green wall! Climbers and vines around pergola columns are quick and easy ways to add vibrancy and colour. For larger areas you can introduce fully irrigated green walls that will transition these dead spaces into features” suggested Jason.
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Twining climbers like Wisteria or Star Jasmine.
For added colour – Bougenvillia.
EXPERT ADVICE - LONG TERM PLANNING
As homeowners decide to stay in their houses for longer, it’s important to consider the fact that your needs of the area will change with time.
“It’s important to plan for the future, so consider areas in your outdoor space that can be easily evolved. For example, if you have a family home with young children, consider building a sand pit, over time and when the children get older, this could become a veggie garden that they can help maintain, and when it’s time for the teenagers needing space, transform that veggie patch into a fire pit,” says Jason.