Modern Gardens and Landscaping Trends

Design trends come and go, and the concept of modern gardens and landscaping trends change just as fast.

So, when looking to 2019 and beyond, what are the latest modern outdoor design trends, and how can they be replicated?

We have put together some top tips and tricks for creating modern gardens and landscaping trends.


Materials used to create gardens and outdoor spaces can wane in popularity.

But concrete is one landscaping material that has stood the test of time and it doesn’t have to be plain and grey. Decorative concrete solutions like exposed aggregate and coloured concrete can give new life to any outdoor space, creating a modern garden or outdoor entertaining area.

Geostone’s range of decorative concrete features natural Australian stone, providing the contemporary look of natural materials.

That means decorative concrete is perfectly paired with other natural materials including timber and stone.


When it comes to choosing colours for your landscaping and garden surrounds, natural and neutral tones can return higher property value.

Decorative concrete is always a staple of modern design and will work seamlessly with any other materials that populate the space.

Various types of timber and stone combined with the neutral tones of coloured concrete will provide a simple and timeless aesthetic for your garden.

Metalwork or chrome accents can also complement any outdoor space, often used in furniture or latticework for greenery to grow on.

Planter pots and other greenery mix well with wood, metal, stone and concrete, so keeping your colour palette neutral allows the colours of nature to shine.

Paths, walls and driveways

When deciding how to frame the garden, concrete driveways and paths provide structure and order.

It’s easy enough to install a simple concrete path but going the extra mile with decorative concrete will add greater visual appeal and functionality.

When thinking about structure in the garden space, the boundary fences aren’t the only framework to consider.

Decorative concrete can also be used to build stairs and retaining walls, creating sections in the garden to differentiate between plants, greenery and grass, pathways and lounging spaces.


A feature that is increasing in popularity is an outdoor living space or lounging area, that can be just as comfortable as the living room inside your home.

Concrete flooring can set the scene for an intimate outdoor lounging area, on an elevated, or even sunken section of the garden.

The key is to create a space that is not only attractive to the eye, but also functional for your lifestyle.


Of course, no garden space would be complete without plants and natural greenery.

You might like to plant an edible garden, classical flowers or a tropical oasis.

The types of plants used are always a personal preference, although the way they are installed varies depending on the desired aesthetic.

For modern gardens, black, metal or concrete planter pots work wonders for taller leafy plants.

Lattices and vertical gardens are also a popular choice for creating gardens in small spaces.

While seasons change and design trends continue to update, these modern garden staples will help to future-proof any outdoor space.

For more tips, tricks and design inspiration visit the Geostone blog archive or our Facebook page.

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