Have you ever wondered how astrology can play a role in determining the best garden designs for your zodiac sign? With summer on the horizon, OnBuy applied astrology theory to help you design the perfect garden based on your star sign. Just for fun!
‘After a long winter, we can be forgiven for leaving our gardens a bit unloved,” says OnBuy. “However, now that the clocks have moved forward and we can enjoy an extra hour of daylight, many of us will want to spend a bit more time outdoors.” That means it’s time to start thinking about what you want your garden to look like this summer.
Keep reading for everything you need to know…
Ram, March 21 – April 19
Garden Design Style: Oversized
Ruled by Mars, Aries is a natural competitor. When it comes to garden design, they should be oversized with their planting schemes, furniture choices, and color combinations – perfect to match their bold personality.
“Any garden design needs larger-scale trees or shrubs to create grandeur and visual impact, even in a small backyard,” says landscape designer Micheal John McGarr.
Taurus, April 20 – May 20
Garden design style: swimming pools and luxury touches
Taurus are oriented to the physical world, known for their love of pleasure, indulgence and relaxation. It’s no surprise that their go-to garden is a pool to dive into after a long day.
OnBuy Review: ‘A Taurus likes to relax in serene environments, so swimming pools or natural pools with luxury additions that can be found in a vacation setting will give them that environment of perfect bliss. Travel restrictions over the past two years have made our outdoor spaces all the more important.
Gemini, May 21 – June 20
Garden Design Style: Grow Your Own
Put on your gardening gloves, because a Gemini likes to grow vegetables that are in season so their energetic personalities have something to focus on. They are also very intelligent and pick up knowledge quickly, so we imagine the end result of the garden is sure to turn heads.
Cancer, June 21 – July 2
Garden Design Style: Low Carbon Garden
If Cancer is your star sign, it’s time to step up your eco-friendly game and create a low-carbon garden that’s teeming with wildlife. You don’t know how? According to the ERS, growing a hedge and making your own compost are two great methods for this purpose as they help store carbon.
“Those under the sign of Cancer are attractive yet intuitive, which means they easily pick up any energy around the house, and so are likely to be wary of the overall benefits of a low-carbon garden.” , says OnBuy.
Leo, July 23 – August 22
Garden Design Style: Jewel Colored Gardens
Leos are bold, warm, and love to bask in the spotlight. This drama-loving and ambitious fire sign is all about jewel colors when it comes to garden design, embracing dazzling yellows, rich purples, splashes of crimson and rich sapphire blue that stand out as their personality.
“This fiery sign is known for soaking up the sun while maintaining a natural air of royalty, so incorporating jewel colors fit for a king or queen creates that regal atmosphere any garden deserves.”
Virgo, August 23 – September 22
Landscaping Style: Luxury Sanctuary
This zodiac sign works hard to be perfect and effortless, often described as a perfectionist. Instead of flashy colors and eye-catching accessories, Virgos do their best to create outdoor sanctuaries that meet their practical needs. Low-maintenance and easy to understand, they can combine comfortable seating with natural, wildlife-friendly landscapes.
Libra, September 23 – October 22
Garden Design Style: Wildlife Conscious
“Libras stand for harmony and equality, so creating an environment that provides a good host for local wildlife is a perfect match for them. Simple things like water sources, bird feeders, and wildlife-friendly gardening practices will create the harmonious garden in which they will also thrive.
Scorpio, October 23 – November 21
Garden Design Style: Wild Garden
Independent and unafraid to blaze their own trail no matter what others think, Scorpios are likely to take a wild style when it comes to garden design. From overgrown shrubbery to colorful plants, Scorpios will use their outdoor space to reflect their independent and bold style.
Sagittarius, November 22 – December 21
Garden landscaping style: Wabi-sabi garden
The Sagittarius personality is loyal, sophisticated and independent, with a thirst for adventure. As the seasons begin to roll from spring to summer, some of the garden features a Sagittarius might exploit include the use of natural materials, man-made objects, and stones. For them, it’s about creating a space that embraces imperfections.
Capricorn, December 22 – January 19
Garden Design Style: Tapestry Lawn
Tapestry lawns, also known as grassless lawns, are created using individual plant species in pots or trays which are then combined into a unique mosaic style. If you are a Capricorn then this low maintenance lawn style is perfect for you as it will free up your time to pursue other ambitions.
“Capricorns are known for being practical, ambitious, and self-reliant,” says OnBuy. ‘Simply landscape your lawn with low plants that tolerate moving for a colorful lawn, rich in texture and very little hassle.’
Aquarius, January 20 – February 18
Garden Design Style: Repurposed
Aquarians are nonconformist and open-minded by nature, so it makes sense that this air sign would design a garden based on repurposed produce. In addition to creating a beautiful and natural environment, they want to go green and give new life to unwanted materials.
Pisces, February 19 – March 20
Garden design stylee: Herb garden
“Pisces are generous natures, so a garden that grows herbs they can use to cook and give to others is a perfect way to put their goodness to good use,” says OnBuy. “Herbs prefer a warmer environment to grow, which makes them perfect to add to your garden for the summer.”
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