4 Gardening Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

4 Gardening Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or you’re just looking to get into gardening, you must always pay attention to gardening trends. Not only will trends give you some fresh gardening ideas, but they will also help you design a beautiful space.

As the owner of 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins – a company who has a thriving walk-in garden skip bin business in Brisbane – we visit local Brisbane homes on a daily basis and see all the latest gardening trends as they occur.

From our observations, I’ve compiled a list of 4 of my favourite gardening trends of 2018. Go ahead and steal some ideas from these gardening trends to give your outdoor space a stylish makeover!

1. Embrace small gardens

Garden spaces come at a premium these days, but this shouldn’t stop you from creating a great outdoor space. Designers all over the world have embraced small gardens by making the most of small areas.

If you’re looking to adopt this trend, make sure that every aspect of your garden has multiple uses. For instance, you can consider adding a concrete fire feature to your space. This feature can work as a curb deck, a seat wall, a planter, water collector and of course, a fire area.

Alternatively, consider adding multiple plants to single containers to create wonderful combinations. This trend is immensely popular across urban gardens all over the world.

2. Feature walls

If you thought that feature walls are an interior trend, think again! Feature walls are fast becoming a trend across modern gardens all over the world.

Feature walls work as outdoor art, and they offer a great backdrop for gardens. Solid red walls can add energy and warmth to small spaces, while patterned walls work better in larger gardens. Consider the size of your garden and your plants before you choose a colour or design for your outdoor feature walls.

3. Water features

The use of water features in gardens may not be new, but it is as a big trend today as it has ever been. This is because water creates a soothing environment in a garden and offers amazing visual appeal as well.

One great way to add water features to your garden is by installing a rock waterfall. If you don’t have enough space for it, you can also consider creating a reflecting pool in your space.

4. Low maintenance gardens

Low maintenance gardens are popular with homeowners who work long hours and don’t have enough time to tend to their gardens.

To create a low maintenance garden, add plants that require minimum care for your outdoor space. And, by planting some wildflowers in between, you’ll create a garden that’s always buzzing with life.

walk-in garden skip bin

Garden waste in a standard Skip Bin

Regardless of which of these trends you choose to adopt, there will no doubt be a lot of garden waste created in the process. For this, the only trend you need to follow is to hire a walk-in garden skip bin.

Garden skip bins, such as those we offer here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins will make waste removal easy for you. Thanks to their unique design, our garden skips offer walk-in access right into the skip. This way, you won’t injure yourself in trying to load your waste into our skips. Our skip bins can accommodate anything between 2-12m³ of waste. So, whether you have a little or lot of waste to remove, all you need is one of our garden skips.


If you own a garden, you must consider the latest gardening trends. Some of the current gardening trends include embracing small gardens, using outdoor feature walls, adding water features and creating low maintenance gardens.

And, for all your garden waste removal needs anywhere in Brisbane Southside, consider no one but us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins.

To hire a walk-in garden skip bin from us, call us at 0413 333 330 today!

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