Every year we look forward to the latest gardening trends, but we've seldom been as excited as we are this year! Here's what's hot in 2020:
People in cities want to enjoy gardening too! That's why many manufacturers offer all sorts of pots and planters in which plants can be grown even in the smallest of spaces. This means that you can enjoy your own personal oasis on your balcony, windowsill or indoors. Just make sure that the light and soil conditions meet the needs of the seeds you're planting for the best possible growth.
In times when many people are forced to stay at home, growing food that is hard to get in stores is very rewarding. Growing and harvesting your own fruit and veg is not only a nice hobby, it is also delicious and healthy.
Good planning is key for your self-sufficient garden. First, always think about what you would like to grow yourself. Does the area you have available to plant in meet the needs of the seeds you want to plant?
Rest and relaxation
Gardens have always been places where we can catch up on our R&R. Make sure that your garden is giving you energy, not just requiring a lot of work. Careful planning can help you choose a balance of plants so that they don't all need tons of attention.Automatic garden helpers like robotic lawnmowers or an irrigation system also save you a lot of work. Creating a space to emphasise wellness or adding a swimming pool can really improve your frame of mind this year.
Outdoor living encourages creating a social space outdoors where you can relax. More and more people are e enjoying building outdoor kitchens with barbecues or wood ovens for homemade pizzas and bread. Add some snazzy garden furniture or create a luxurious lounge that invites you to linger in a unique, cozy atmosphere.
Keeping a sustainable garden is also very important to lots of gardeners. There are plenty of ways that you can protect the environment at home:
Smart planting: choose plants that not only look beautiful, but have ecological benefits. Lavender is extremely bee-friendly, for example, and other plants also support beneficial insects.
Take climate change into account when you plan your garden. Nowadays it doesn't rain as often as it used to, and summers are getting hotter. Choosing plants that require less water will help you save water long term.
Fertilisation: use an organic fertiliser to avoid chemical runoff.
Don't waste anything: collect rainwater and build a compost heap to maximise the resources you already have.
Animal welfare: design your garden to create a suitable habitat for birds, hedgehogs and insects. The more beneficial creatures find their way into your garden, the less insects you'll have!