Gardening Trends To Jump On This Summer

June 21, 2021

Summer is here, and now more than ever, it’s marked by excitement and anticipation for what’s to come–warmer weather, longer days, and more time to spend outdoors. While outdoor garden spaces have always been around, this year they’re gaining new popularity as people are looking for ways to spend more time outside while reducing stress after a year stuck at home.

Now, even with life inching back towards normality, it’s clear this trend isn’t going anywhere. Whether you’re looking for a new project or just getting your garden started, these trends will transform your outdoor space and be a guaranteed hit this summer.

In the past year, many of us turned to outdoor spaces like patios, gardens, and backyards for a much needed respite from the indoors. We saw first-hand how versatile they could be as they provided us with an alternative space to work, a spot to ‘get away,’ and somewhere to relax after being stuck inside. Unsurprisingly, the term Friluftsliv, a Norwegian word that translates to “open air living,” has been trending in 2021 and more people are looking at their outdoor spaces with fresh eyes.

One of the biggest trends this summer is creating outdoor living spaces to unwind. For many, this can be as simple as getting outdoor furniture for the backyard and creating a seating area. However, if you’ve been following this trend on social media you’ve seen people take it a step further, creating full living room set ups including lighting, rugs, and even setting up projectors to watch their favorite shows. Add some good food and drinks and you’ve officially unlocked “Friluftsliv.”  

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While summer brings longer days and warmer weather there’s still nothing better than spending a night by a fire. Outdoor fireplaces are a huge trend this year thanks not only to the added warmth they bring but also due to the cozy ambiance they create that takes your outdoor space to the next level. And because these are so popular right now there are many different styles to choose from, making it easy to find the right outdoor fireplace to match your decor. Whether you go with a fire pit, fire table, gas, or wood burning version, one thing is for sure – adding an outdoor fireplace to your garden will turn up the heat on your summer nights.

Those with a green thumb know that there’s no better feeling than growing something on your own and if there’s one thing we love about the garden grow box trend, it’s that everyone can get on board. No matter if you have a large backyard or a small patio space, the size of your grow box and what’s grown inside, can be sized up or down to fit your specific garden needs. Garden boxes make it easy to grow everything from lettuce to herbs and they’re a great way to get fresh ingredients straight from your garden and into your kitchen. 

Get tips on how to grow fresh herbs and make your garden more green here.

Most people don’t have access to a private garden of their own but city-dwellers have been finding ways to get creative. This year one of the trends taking over our Instagram feeds are vertical gardens. A modern take on the hanging basket, a vertical garden is a creative way to utilize a small space and still have the lush garden of your dreams. From vertical garden stands to mounting gardening boxes on your wall, this creative technique not only allows you to grow fresh herbs and vegetables, it also adds to your outdoor or indoor aesthetic. 

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From setting up the perfect outdoor oasis to creative garden solutions, this summer’s gardening trends are all about making the most of your outdoor space.

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