Nature and technology are finally coming to a crossroads in the form of this year’s garden trends. Between all the buzz in home automation and the internet of things it’s becoming easier than ever to connect with your garden, and we don’t just mean taking a selfie with your hydrangeas. It might be time to give your garden the upgrade it needs.
Lighting Up Life
LED products are making big waves in the garden trends for 2016. The use of bold, bright colorful lights that can be activated and controlled remotely adds a sense of whimsy and wonder to any home environment.
Backyards are the destination for creating memories, and what better way to set the mood this summer than by illuminating your backyard with dazzling colors and bold lighting?
Connecting with Nature
For many of us our phones have become the mainstay of our social lives. As such, it’s no surprise that our home and gardens are rapidly trending toward unified systems that can be controlled easily and remotely, often with the help of our phones. In 2016 technology will serve to compliment our gardens rather than distract from them.
And millennials aren’t the only ones! People ages 46 to 64 are spending more money and more time on technology and social media services than any other demographic. For many of them, nature remains an essential facet of their lives.
Finding the harmony between nature and technology is an important garden trend for 2016.
Another key garden trend in 2016 will be using innovative new technologies to improve and preserve natural resources, such as water. Each year consumers are becoming more and more mindful of the impact of limited resources on their home, the environment, and ultimately—the earth.
With rising energy costs it’s absolutely essential to make sure you have a system that’s both efficient and will get the job done.
In addition to preserving resources, consumers are trending toward layered landscapes that will better support our natural ecosystems. The garden in 2016 is not just beautiful, but a functional wildlife habitat in which every plant serves a purpose.
Let Aqua-Bright Bring Your Garden Up to Date In 2016
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