Winter is over, and it is high time to put your gloves and sunscreen on and start working in your garden. And with the gardening season upon us, exciting new trends take shape and find its way into yards around the world.
Here are some great gardening trends you should know about!
1. DIY Greenhouse Kits
If your hands are itching for a greenhouse, but you’re too nervous to take a leap, then 2019 must be your year. Rather than paying someone to build a greenhouse, or buying pre-made ones, you can now assemble your own greenhouse kit and personalize the way you want it. Plus, it is much cheaper!
Most kits can be assembled in a day and are available in various sizes and shapes. You can also include greenhouse accessories such as waterproof flooring, built-in shelving, and an irrigation system.
2. Colorful Foliage
Do not be surprised if you see more polka-dot and striped plants on your Facebook and Instagram feed this year. Insane textures and colors of plants are on the rise and they are here to stay.
Plants like Coleus has always added texture and color, however, people are now going with heuchera, lungwort, and begonias. Think orange, chartreuse, red and plum leaves for pigment in the garden.
In addition, because of the time and effort, it takes to grow such colorful and beautiful plants, maintenance and Pest control pros in Pretoria will also dominate the gardening sphere.
3. Include Secluded Private Spaces
If you have a large garden, you can do this one! Creating a small, quiet space to meditate, read or relax is going to get even more popular as mindfulness and taking some time to decompress becomes a priority.
Whether you want to create a spa-inspired space to pamper and rejuvenate yourself after a tiring day or want a dedicated outdoor yoga room that offers a quiet environment for meditation, the garden is a great place to relax and unwind.
4. Native Plants
There is no better way to connect with Mother Nature than creating a garden using grass, shrubs, trees, and flowers that are native to your area. There are plenty of beautiful varieties and gardens containing native plants are low-maintenance, offers a good habitat for fauna and is highly attractive to birds, pollinators and other critters.
With technology getting more advanced, it is beginning to infiltrate the garden space too.
From gardening apps, robotic weeders, devices that read soil moisture to drones, robotic pollinators and automatic sprinklers, gardeners are now tapping into different gadgets in order to make their gardening a success.
6. Multiple Metals and Log Walls
Log walls can act as a feature wall, a screen or a boundary while also providing a good habitat for insects and other wildlife. Metal, on the other hand, is such a versatile material and lends so many applications and uses.
Consider mirrors, stainless steel or metal walkways and perforated steel in gardens for pergola roofs and walls.
7. Climate Change Gardens
A key trend this year, gardening for climate change is creating more ecological gardens that are not only free of chemicals but also preserves water.
You can try building a rain garden that manages soggy grounds while also housing water-loving plants. An addition of mulch and soil improvement to the garden is also a great way to retain water and help plants to thrive. Or you can just choose drought-tolerant plants to give your hose a rest.
Growing edibles is here to stay!
People want transparency and they want to know exactly how their food is grown. Thus, personal vegetable and fruit gardens are becoming more common.
Edible flowers are also getting trendy, with people looking for ways to include their veggies and fruits into their landscaping along with flowers and plant life, instead of keeping them in a single area.
9. Bringing The Outdoors In
Long hours of screen time, long commutes and time at the office show that people spend more time indoors. Thus, another gardening trend this 2019 is more houseplants.
Tropical plants, vibrant foliage, and beautiful blooms are expected to decorate tabletops and windowsills this year. Indoor gardening kits like countertop hydroponic systems are going to be a popular item as more people look forward to growing their own.
10. Bringing The Indoors Outside
While many people like to bring some greens inside, the opposite is also becoming trendy as many homeowners make an effort to create outdoor living spaces.
From gorgeous decks with kitchens and outdoor seating areas to outdoor wood flooring that seamlessly flows from the house to the yard, people will be looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of their daily life while also reconnecting with Mother Nature.