Modern

Nowadays, as we are becoming more water conscious, and with the memory of water restrictions not very far behind us, an exciting trend of gardening and landscape design has evolved.

Key Features

  • Clean, neat lines and architecture
  • Organised plantings and groupings, often measured out
  • Natural tones: wood, stone, concrete and neatly manicured lawn
  • Mixture of colours, shapes and textures
  • Fluid or geometric sculptures – re-purposed wheelbarrows and furniture have no place here
  • Structural, neat and low maintenance plants
  • Easily maintained hedges and trees (minimal deciduous trees and bushes)

 

Maintenance

Low to moderate maintenance as one of the keys to a Modern garden are neat, structural plants. Often, these plants are drought and sun tolerant and require little pruning, excluding a main hedge.

 

Tools

Hedge trimmer or shears, secateurs, loppers, mower, line trimmer, gardening gloves