As we enter the new year, sprucing up your garden with the latest and greatest gardening trends can be excellent for your gardening career. Spend more time outdoors and give your garden a makeover with our top gardening trends for 2020!
Vertical gardening is for everyone. Whether you live in a small apartment or you own an acre of land, simple vertical gardening is sure to add extra green to your space.
Not only do vertical gardens look good, but they also do good for the environment as well. They help reduce the carbon footprint of a building by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air — improving its quality.
You may arrange wall planters in your kitchen for growing herbs, or you may also consider building a terra cotta planter wall on your fence. The possibilities are endless.
Indoor gardening has become more popular than ever across the country and around the globe.
Houseplants are known for their mood-enhancing effects and contributions to home decor. With their countless benefits, such as improving the air quality and the opportunity for year-round fresh vegetables and herbs — its no wonder houseplants are in demand and their popularity has risen. Sure enough, they will continue to get more and more popular this year.
What are you waiting for? Join the houseplant movement now and extend your green space indoors!
Composting for a More Sustainable Garden
You might have heard about the sustainable garden before, but the movement is continually gaining traction — which is something to look forward in 2020.
There are various ways to implement sustainable gardening. Over the last few years, some green-fingered Brits have switched to natural methods of pest control, supporting local pollinators.
And did you know that creating your own compost heap is also one of the ways to achieve garden sustainably? Here’s why:
- It supplies your plants with the needed nutrients to survive
- It lessens your carbon footprint
- Composting improves the fertility of your soil
- It can be done on small and large properties
You could even consider getting a greenhouse, in order to help with the growth of your sustainable garden.
More gardeners are turning their outdoor space into retreats for relaxation, and investing in water features is part of the plan. You may consider adding a fountain to your garden or a birdbath if you’re looking for a smaller scale addition.
Birds need clean water to drink and bathe. Adding a birdbath to your garden means birds and other wildlife will visit your outdoor space more regularly — making a massive difference for the wildlife, and it will add an extra value to your property too.
Keeping it Low Maintenance
Low maintenance gardening doesn’t have to be boring.
Perfect for those who are entirely new to the world of gardening, keeping it low maintenance is an excellent way to freshen up your garden the easy way! Achieve a simple yet elegant garden space with some of the tips provided by our garden experts.
- Keep the plant variety to a minimum.
- Keep a low-maintenance lawn, straightening or smoothing edges. Lawns with paved borders are also easier to grow.
- Enrich your soil with compost.
- Apply mulch that is approximately 4 to 6 inches deep.
- Fill your kitchen garden with perennials.
- Make every minute you spend outdoors count.
The Two-Way Plants
In the spirit of keeping your garden low-maintenance, opting for plants that have more to offer than looks has become more common. Here’s what to look for when shopping for plants.
- Scent – Nothing beats a beautiful garden with fragrant blooming flowers. Lavender, Sweet Pea, and Honeysuckle are a few of our favourites.
- Food – For easy access to delicious fruits, opt for blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and more.
- Mosquitto repellent – Are you having issues with mosquitos? Here are some of the mosquito-repellent plants you can opt for: Marigolds, Citronella grass, Catnip, Rosemary, Basil, Mint, and Sage.