Posted on 26th April 2022
So far this year, we’ve already had our first taste of sunshine and it’s been a good sight to see. For many of us, it’s provided a feeling of hope that we could be looking forward to an enjoyable summer ahead.
Due to the events of recent years, our gardens have become more important than ever before. While many of us are simply enjoying relaxing and entertaining guests outdoors, some are taking up gardening as a hobby or for the purpose of wellbeing and sustainability.
Make the most of your garden in 2022; whether that’s by dining alfresco, growing your own fresh fruit and vegetables, or enjoying the many health benefits of spending time outdoors.
At Stone & Surfaces Direct, here are the top trends for summer gardens we think will be most popular.
Low maintenance aggregates
Year round, our wide range of decorative aggregates are a popular choice for minimising weed growth in garden surrounds, creating practical driveways, and achieving a tidy and low maintenance garden.
In particular, our South Lakeland Blue Slate Chippings, in sizes 20mm and 40mm, were our bestselling decorative aggregates of 2021. They are praised for their strength, durability, and colour fastness and require virtually no maintenance to stay look high-quality.
Our South Lakeland Dove Grey Chippings 20mm have also proven to be a favourite over the past year. These highly versatile, low maintenance grey aggregates are ideal for garden paths, parking spaces, driveways, rockeries, planting borders, and general ground cover.
Gravel and paving stone pathways
Why have one when you can have both? Our beautiful natural stone product catalogue contains plenty of practical materials to help you create beautiful pathways that combine patio paving and decorative aggregates.
When it comes to laying gravel for the perfect aesthetic, we recommend our South Lakeland dove grey chippings. These stunning, practical, and highly versatile grey slate limestone chippings are quarried in the UK’s Lake District and feature a light cream tint in colour.
To complement the appearance, our Kandla Grey calibrated riven sandstone paving is a great option. Mimicking a similar grey tone to the aggregates, combining these two natural stone products will design an on-trend pathway for your outdoor space in no time.
Natural stone paving with a riven, slightly textured finish is a trend that keeps on coming back. At Stone & Surfaces Direct, we have a beautiful range of textured limestone and sandstone paving to create practical patio areas.
Textured paving is also great for combatting slips, trips, and falls in the unpredictable UK weather. However, we also recommend our stunning porcelain paving range, which replicates natural stone paving perfectly and is complete with a realistic riven finish.
With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, and interior solutions worldwide; we are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.
Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.