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2018 Garden Landscaping Trends

2018 Garden Landscaping Trends

With Australian days getting hotter and hotter and people wanting to spend more of their time outdoors, this could be the perfect time to upgrade your garden. However, before you do, you need to catch up with the latest landscaping trends. Living in big cities like Sydney can be overwhelming and having a place where you can spend your afternoons and evenings is definitely a mood fixer. So, here are some ideas for a 2018 garden you’ll love.

Water features

Not only do they look very appealing and have the cooling effect, but the sound of running water can be very soothing. In accordance with the size of your garden, you can get a smaller fountain or a bigger one, and the styles can vary from classic and artistic to modern and minimalist. Another option is one of the different garden waterfall types. You can use your already existing garden landscape, or create a new one with rocks, stones and pebbles. Plus, you can simply create a pond and add some water lilies or other floating plants for a charming look. Finally, if you can afford a swimming pool, don’t hesitate to get one in the size and shape of your choice.

Open air rooms

You don’t really need walls to have a room. Any covered space will do, whether it’s a patio, deck, gazebo, or simple wooden roofing above your lawn. Just get some furniture to reflect the functionality of your living room, dining room or even your kitchen and you’ll have a perfect up-to-date outdoor room. It’s a great way to extend your home and get additional space for relaxation and entertaining. Not to mention how great your food will taste when you dine in the fresh air. It doesn’t even have to be expensive. You can refurbish pieces of your old garden furniture or make some new ones by recycling wooden pallets or tyres.

Vibrant mosaics

Adding some colour to your garden will make it a more cheerful and inviting place, and this year it’s all about mosaics. You can create them by combining your garden plants, either the same plants in different colours or using various plants to achieve the mosaic effect. Another way is to form the mosaics by building a path with pebbles or garden tiles, or implementing it into your fence or water feature. These last few options may get a little tricky, so make sure you hire professionals who offer customised and individual landscaping in Sydney. This way you can complement any style of garden with unique designs that will turn your garden into the ‘it place’ not only for you but for your friends as well.


Whether you have children, or the one in you is still very playful and adventurous, turning a part of your garden into a playground may just be the perfect idea. Swings, slides, seesaws and colourful climbing walls are trending this year, so create the perfect combination for yourself, your kids or pets. The options are endless, from crawling tubes and all sorts of whirls to playhouses or even a zip line all across your garden. Having fun never goes out of fashion, so there’s no reason to hold yourself back from it.

Soft lighting

Depending on the type of gatherings you plan on having in your garden, you may need strong lights. However, this year it’s the soft and delicate string lights that are trending, and they are now more affordable than ever. The most practical thing you can do is get the rechargeable or solar-powered lights so that you don’t have to bother yourself with changing them often. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours, so you can choose between mini-lanterns, flower-shaped lights, or even those in the shape of stars. Put them alongside your fence or patio, or hang them on a tree or a vine for the magical evenings with your loved ones.

The 2018 trends will allow your garden to mirror your personality and have the perfect balance between functional and attractive. So, wait no longer and turn your garden into your new favourite place today. You won’t regret it.

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Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to latest DIY projects and home design. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family. Follow Diana on Google Plus and Twitter to read more of Diana’s writing.

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