Get the dirt on this year’s latest and greatest gardening trends! It’s the time of year when many of us start coming up with ideas on how to jazz up our outdoor space. If you’re the type who can’t wait to get your hands dirty, here are ideas to inspire you:
Natural Materials - Wood and rocks are popular gardening materials as people are moving towards a more organic and authentic look.
Cozy Comfort - The Danish concept of Hygge is about creating comfortable gathering areas for friends and family such as pillow chairs that surround an outdoor fireplace.
Grow Local - Sprawling lawns are being replaced with edible landscapes so homeowners can organically grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs.
eGardening - Smartphone apps make it easy to plan and grow your garden based on your climate zone. They can even alert you if a cold snap is coming so you can cover your plants.
Gardening Gadgets - Robot grass mowers and customizable sprinkler systems that monitor the weather and adjust watering schedules are helpful for those who love lush lawns.
Polly Plants - Create an inviting garden by planting bright, nectar rich flowers that will attract a variety of pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds.
No time to get down and dirty in your yard (me!), hire a landscaper for monthly maintenance or just a one time clean up to get you started. I have a list of great referrals. Contact me and I will provide you a list.
Regardless of whether or not you follow the latest trends this spring, here’s to digging in and getting your hands dirty!