Designs for Modern Gardens
Modern garden design is a very important part of gardening nowadays. Modern gardening had begun in Europe in the 20th century but the concept has gained prominence in the last couple of decades only. Modern garden designs started in California, United States, where the term modern meant simple. The modernity was to keep the plants in an orderly and simple way. This concept got transmitted in the field of gardening too.
Modern garden designs are rarely seen, as most of the gardens are maintained in the traditional way. Traditional garden means that the garden has to be very decorative and the existence of a decorative garden stands on providing relaxation and beauty to people. It is not easy to simplify the complexity of the nature. But the idea of a garden is changing.
The current concept of having a modern garden style is to consider it as an extension of home and not a greenhouse. It has led to make changes in the style of the garden design. With this concept artificial assets have started being included to a garden design. For example some furniture can be placed and a separate set of lighting can be arranged to enhance the look of the garden.
Modern gardens are neat and have all that the residents want. Gone are the days when a garden was meant to grow only plants and vegetables. A garden was made beautiful by the variety of flowering plants that were planted. The concept of a modern garden is not like that anymore, a modern style garden may also include a provision for barbeque with screens and shelters in the surrounding area. Nowadays modern gardens also have a swimming pool, the size of the pool will depend on the area of the garden. Other articles can also be placed in the garden like relaxing chairs, fountains etc.
Time and space are very important but there is a constraint for both these things in the modern world. Modern gardens are designed by keeping both these things in mind. Plants take up a lot of place if not arranged in a systematic manner, so you must only choose selective plants that you want to keep. The variety of plants should also be reduced if gardening is not one of your hobbies.
There are so many options available these days to make your garden beautiful as well as maintain the privacy, which is very important. You can have opaque plastic, plywood or lattice which is sort of closely woven material to separate your garden from other people’s garden and the road. You can select the barricade depending upon the design and other items in your garden.
People nowadays like to place artificial fountains, stone like structures and beautiful piece of artifacts in the garden that can easily be removed or placed elsewhere. Shadow effect created by different forms is also preferred in the modern gardens. Gardens are no longer an area to grow plants only, it has not transformed into utility area.