28th Sep 2018
Spring has well and truly sprung here in Australia, which means it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and give your garden a bit of a tidy up! Not only are the conditions in spring perfect for gardening, it’s also a great time of year to rethink the design of your outdoor space and take a look a some of the latest trends! We’ve pulled together a few bright ideas that are going to help bring your garden back to life this season.
Give Your Garden a New Look
Spring is the perfect time to redesign – get all of the maintenance out of the way now, and you’ll reap the benefits just in time for summer! According to Garden Design, one of the biggest trends of 2018 centers on alfresco dining. Eating outdoors should be a “luxurious experience”, according to Di Zock Design, which means you’re going to have to draw plenty of attention to your dining area this year! Turn your garden into the ultimate outdoor dining destination by building a small deck for your dining/entertainment area.
Positioning the outdoor dining area a little further away from your house than usual helps to immerse your guests in the atmosphere of your garden. Add in some soft lighting, outdoor furniture, and surround with plenty of greenery – you’ve got yourself the ultimate garden sanctuary!
While spring is generally known as the ideal time to get planting, it’s important to consider your local climate before you get started. The variance in temperature, rainfall and sun will alter your success rates when it comes to planting different fruit, vegetables and herbs.
For temperate areas such as the South West and South Australia, September and October tend to be the optimum months for herbs such as chives and sage, whereas parsley and thyme will still thrive in colder climates such as Tasmania, the ACT and Victoria. Do your research before you get planting, and you’ll have plenty of greenery to see you through the summer months!
Eco-friendly Gardening Tips
If you’re already planting your own fruit and veg, you’re well on your way to an eco-friendly garden! Once you’ve consumed your freshly grown produce, you can reuse the peelings for making your own compost. Not only are you doing your bit for the environment by reusing and recycling your waste, you’ll also save a lot of money when it comes to your gardening budget!
Another eco-friendly tip is to encourage birds into your gardening space – they will be your very own eco-guardian-angel! Birds naturally deter garden pests such as slugs, snails and caterpillars, without the need for toxic products. Wondering how to bring the birds into your backyard? Many birds are attracted to a wide variety of native Australian plants such as lemon myrtle, coastal rosemary, grevillea and frangipani.
At Gregsons, we sell a huge range of outdoor furniture and gardening tools that will help to revive your outdoor space. Check out our furniture auctions to see what’s available and start getting inspired for the spring season.