Cornwall LivingIssue #108
Mid Cornwall Landscaping offer the latest trends and top tips for getting your garden summer ready.
As the evenings draw out and the first signs of spring appear, now’s the time to make a start on sprucing up your garden for the warmer months ahead! Whether you’re updating an established garden or starting from scratch, the team at Mid Cornwall Landscaping Ltd share their top tips on how you can make the most of your outside space.
Bring the inside out
With our increasingly busy lifestyles, we should consider the garden an outside room – an extension of the house. This way, it becomes our sanctuary, a place to unwind and make the most of the outdoor lifestyle that many of us love about living in Cornwall. More than ever the garden is becoming our sitting room, kitchen and dining room and this year, outdoor seating, fire pits, hideaways and outdoor kitchens will continue to be a priority.
Grow your own
Many of us are increasing the amount of fresh fruit and veg that we eat, so why not grow your own? Not only can you ensure your food’s provenance, eating what you’ve grown yourself is also incredibly satisfying. Whether you’re just beginning or are an experienced ‘allotmenteer’, growing your own is only set to grow in popularity, be that in pots, ornamental borders or dedicated vegetable gardens.
Add some colour
Although the palette of cool pastels and silvers remains popular, hot reds, yellows and oranges are making a comeback, with species like dahlias and chrysanthemums gaining popularity. Planted against a dark foliage backdrop or contrasting coloured wall or fence, they make a real statement. Alternatively, a colourful piece of furniture on a dark slate patio can look fabulous.
Instead of trying to tame your natural environment, why not work with it instead? Even the smallest corner can be given over to promote bio-diversity; an area of grass can be left to grow longer or sown with wild flowers. Many of the popular perennials and grasses are ideal for providing habitat and food sources to attract birds and insects. Making landscaping choices in harmony with nature can be incredibly rewarding
and certainly does not mean compromise!
Mid Cornwall Landscaping are there to help you with all your garden and landscaping needs for 2021, offering advice, design and even a full planting and construction service. Why not give the team a call and get your project off the ground?
In Cornwall’s sub-tropical climate, many exotic plants can survive and thrive, a trend that’s steadily on the rise. Why not consider introducing something exotic to your garden?
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