With the clocks soon going forward and Spring and Summer fast approaching, we will start using our outside spaces more and more, meaning we may need to start freshening up our gardens ahead of lighter days and warmer weather.
With this in mind, the experts at OnBuy Garden Furniture Sets have applied the theory of astrology to inspire homeowners and avid gardeners as to which garden design to opt for based on the zodiac calendar.
Sign: Aries (Mar 21st – Apr 19th)
Garden Design: SUPERSIZED GARDEN
Aries love to have a big presence, and there is no better way to make your presence known than to think big! Micheal John McGarr, a landscape designer, explained that “All garden design needs some larger scale trees or shrubs to create grandeur and visual impact – even in a small backyard”. This could also be achieved through larger chairs and furniture.
Sign: Taurus (Apr 20th – May 20th)
Garden Design: POOLS AND LUXE TOUCHES
A Taurus loves to relax in serene environments, so swimming pools or natural pools with luxury additions that can be found in a holiday setting will give them that perfect blissful environment. The travel restrictions over the last couple of years have made our outdoor spaces all the more important for well-being as per ONS, so it’s as good a time as ever to create the perfect outdoor relaxation spot
Sign: Gemini (May 21st – Jun 21st)
Garden Design: GROW YOUR OWN
Gemini is a busy sign that some say needs a clone of itself in order to get everything done. Therefore, a project garden that requires a lot of attention will allow their energetic personality to have something to focus on. Growing seasonal vegetables is the perfect hobby for a busy-body gemini.
Sign: Cancer (Jun 22nd – Jul 22nd)
Garden Design: LOW-CARBON GARDEN
Those under the Cancer sign are attractive yet intuitive, meaning they easily pick up on any energy around the home, and are therefore likely to be wary of the all-round benefits of a low carbon garden. Growing a hedge is said to be an excellent method according to RHS.org as they store carbon, as well as providing food and shelter for wildlife.
Sign: Leo (Jul 23rd – Aug 22nd)
Garden Design: JEWEL COLOUR GARDENS
This spirited fire sign is known to enjoy the sun while holding a natural air of regality, so incorporating jewel colours worthy of a king or queen creates that royal atmosphere that any garden deserves. The combination of yellows and purples is known to be attractive to bees, and with Google Trends showing a 190% increase in search volumes for “jewel tones” in spring last year, it is clear that this is the colour of the year for spring gardens.
Sign: Virgo (Aug 23rd – Sep 22nd)
Garden Design: LUX SANCTUARY
The earth sign Virgo represents practical, perfectionist qualities, so a luxury getaway in their own backyard is just what they need, pairing comfortable seating with beautiful, natural scenery that satisfies their practical and perfectionist needs.
Sign: Libra (Sep 23rd – Oct 23rd)
Garden Design: WILDLIFE CONSCIOUS
Libras champion harmony and equality, so creating an environment that provides a good host to local wildlife is a perfect match for them. Simple things such as water sources, bird feeders, and wildlife friendly gardening practices will create the harmonious garden that they will equally thrive in.
Sign: Scorpio (Oct 23rd – Nov 21st)
Garden Design: WILD GARDEN
Scorpios are strong characters that embody independence and persistence, and a garden that embraces their wild side will represent them the best. Designing a garden with lots of greenery such as overgrown shrubbery and a selection of wild and colourful plants will fill the garden with personality and will showcase their independence and bold style.
Sign: Sagittarius (Nov 22nd – Dec 21st)
Garden Design: WABI-SABI GARDEN
This sign is known for being spontaneous and having a thirst for adventure, therefore a garden that embraces imperfections and focuses on the ever-changing natural materials that create veer away from the standard sleek urban style. This style of garden involves using stones and weathered man made objects as well as plants as key design elements.
Sign: Capricorn (Dec 22nd – Jan 19th)
Garden Design: TAPESTRY LAWN
Capricorns are known for being practical, ambitious and self-reliant. This makes the grass free, low-maintenance tapestry lawn a perfect fit as it matches their self-reliant nature – and allows them to pursue their other great ambitions. Simply lay out your lawn area with low growing plants that are tolerant to moving for a colourful lawn rich with texture and very little fuss.
Sign: Aquarius (Jan 20th – Feb 18th)
Garden Design: RE-PURPOSED
This humanitarian sign represents a mystical healer who bestows water and life upon the land, and designing their garden based on repurposed goods is a perfect fit for them, giving unwanted materials a new lease of life while creating a beautiful and natural environment.
Sign: Pisces (Feb 19th – Mar 20th)
Garden Design: HERB GARDEN
Pisces have a giving nature, so a garden that grows herbs that they can use to cook and give to others is a perfect way to put their qualities to use. Herbs prefer a warmer environment to grow, making them perfect to add to your garden for the summer.