Yearly: 2018

Motion Gardeners

Trends that have dominated gardening in 2018

From creating wildlife-friendly gardens to getting the mood right with your outdoor lighting, there are so many exciting trends that have shaped gardening in 2018. These are our favorite 7 trends of 2018.

1. EMBRACING THE SMALL GARDEN

These days, space is at a premium—but, designers are determined to make even the smallest of gardens useful and attractive. While small gardens are by no means new, we’ve noticed great progress in the way they are designed. In this case, less really can be more.

2. BALCONY GARDENING

Balcony gardening has been on a steady rise in recent years, but now, with more people living in rented properties or with little or no outdoor space in city areas, this new approach to gardening is proving to be popular.

3. GROW YOU OWN

‘Veganism is one of the fastest growing lifestyle movements with the number of Brits choosing a plant-based diet rising by more than 360 per cent over the past decade,’ explains The Greenhouse People. ‘Coupled with rising food prices and a growing appreciation of organic produce, in 2018 the grow your own movement saw a resurgence.’

4. MAKING CRAFTSMANSHIP A PRIORITY

With so many mass-produced products around us, we often forget that people still make things by hand. The following examples prove that in the garden handcrafted is always best. We hope they encourage you to seek out an artisan next time you add a structure or other important element to your property.

5. CREATING A SENSE OF ENCLOSURE

The most common method for enclosing a garden is with a fence. Of course fences have practical purposes, like containing pets or preventing trespassing, but they aren’t always the most attractive solution. This is why we love the new style of enclosing gardens with lush plantings that offer privacy, yet are attractive and welcoming.

6. WILDLIFE

This year we’ve seen a huge increase in wildlife-friendly gardens. Wild fllowers and ferns have been used to create lush, verdant landscapes that provide food sources for pollinators and hedgehogs alike.

7. NATURAL LOOK

This year, natural materials have been hugely on-trend. Decorative wooden panels have combined with natural bark pathways and the graceful swaying branches of birch, field maple and silver streak jacquemontii to create the sensation of standing in the midst of a woodland.

Motion Gardeners

10 simple tips to maintain your beautiful garden

How many hours do you spend when it comes to gardening? Gardening is a much-loved activity but unfortunately, due to our busy lifestyles, we don’t all have the time to beautify our outdoor spaces. So how exactly can we give our garden the attention it deserves?

To get the nation gardening smarter, we have suggested 10 tips across watering, lawn maintenance and weeding to help you see greater rewards from your garden.Read more

Renovation Works

Top 6 Signs You Need Masonry Work Done

Masonry work is “working with brick, concrete block, glass block, tile, terra cotta and stone using mortar to put them together.” If your house or commercial building has brick or stone walls, you’ll need a mason at some point — especially where exposure to the elements can significantly damage the brick or stone wall structure over time.Read more

Renovation Works

Open, Closed or Combination: Which Office Layout is Best for You?

Choosing an office layout can sometimes seem like a bit of a minefield. With so many options and new trends, it can be difficult to decide on the best setup for your team.

Gone are the days when offices consisted of set, inflexible structures, partition walls and disjointed layouts. We now have far more flexibility to explore different environments and create spaces for our teams to thrive in.Read more

Interior Design

Tips To Clean Your Home On the Weekend

Cleaning is not that enjoyable task but you have to do it to keep your home hygienic and fresh and better place to live. But weekend is only time which you probably get to spend for yourself and ensure that the home is clean and tidy.

Just the way cooking or baking or gardening, cleanliness of home is very therapeutic as well. To simplify the process of cleaning of home that you can do it on your own without using help of someone else on weekend here are some tips.Read more

Motion Gardeners

How to maximize a small space?

1. Go higher

Enhance your space and the illusion of size by planting vertically. Using raised planters not only give plantings an added height to aid in screening, they also allow for ease of maintenance. Added functionality with planter walls being used as seats, will reduce clutter with elimination of the need for scattered chairs and benches. Espaliered plants on a blank wall will add interest and aid to screen and distract unsightly plain walls.Read more

Construction

Ready to Buy a Home? Consider These Five Things First

Some say the generation is entitled; some say they’re lazy. They’re also known to be tech-savvy, educated individuals. Who are they? They’re millennials and they’re a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the world today. As far as real estate goes, many millennials are considering whether or not it is their time to buy a home. Like every home buyer, members of the millennial generation should consider a few important things before taking the plunge into home ownership.Read more