Is 2020 the year that you have decided to transform your garden into a haven? Whether you are doing it so that your family gets plenty of joy from spending more time in the great outdoors, or whether you are hoping to add more value to your property ahead of putting it on the market, below are the top six gardening trends for 2020 to put to good use.
Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Gardens
This is without a doubt the biggest garden trend of 2020 — and it is here to stay. The even better news is that eco-friendly gardens are not only amazing for the environment, they are also sure to save you plenty of time and money too! So, what goes into creating one of these gardens? Ultimately, the focus should be on:
- Using and wasting as little water as possible by avoiding sprinklers, collecting rain water, and choosing plants and flowers that don’t need to be watered that frequently.
- Paying attention to the lighting used in your garden. Using solar LED lights, like the ones sold at Water Garden, are ideal.
- Utilising natural materials whenever possible.
- Making use of recycled materials to create important garden staples, such as garden furniture, bird feeders, flower pots, and more.
Repurposing and Reusing
This is another essential aspect of ensuring an eco-friendlier garden. It revolves around repurposing and reusing items and materials in order to create an array of useful garden must-haves. It is different to using recycled materials in an effort to create something new and, instead, involves utilising already existing items and simply giving them a new use. For instance, a plastic bottle can be transformed into a bird feeder and a large plastic container can be turned into a bird bath.
Vertical gardens are the secret to enjoying the beauty of nature even if your garden space is limited. There are so many ways to embrace this trend. For example, you could build a DIY planter wall on a sturdy fence or use flower pot ring holders made out of wrought iron to add some flower pots to the edge of your balcony or porch.
Composting is nothing new. Savvy gardeners from around the globe have been doing it for ages — but it is because sustainable gardening is becoming trendy that many other individuals are condoning its many benefits. Think that you can only start composting if you have a sizeable garden space to work with? Wrong! Composting can be done in both larger and smaller gardens. Embrace it and you will instantly reduce your carbon footprint and notice healthier, richer soil than ever before.
Sensory gardening is a trend that involves gardening for all of the senses — not just sight. It means paying attention to selecting fragrant flowers that engage one’s sense of smell, delicious herbs for taste, and different textures, like mulch and gravel, for touch. It also involves planting flowers and plants that attract various buzzing insects and tweeting birds for magical, relaxing sounds.
So, those are the 2020 gardening trends to get excited about. Inspired yet?