Gardening season is here! Is there anything better than being able to relax and enjoy a beautiful garden in your own home? We don’t think so! But we understand that it can be difficult to get started. That’s why we’ve researched the most popular garden trends of the year to provide you with some inspiration. Let this be the year that you finally bring to life the garden you’ve always imagined!
Creating wildlife habitats
We’ve all grown so much more sensitive to how our landscapes are part of a larger environment. That’s why in 2022 more and more people are beginning to design their gardens with local wildlife in mind. Consider adding features to your garden that encourage insects, animals, and birds to visit. This could include planting native plants, providing water sources, and focusing on building healthy soil.
Adding a cut flower garden
Is there anything better than being able to walk out your front door and gather flowers from your yard for an indoor bouquet? That’s why many people are opting to add a cut flower garden to their landscapes. Planting and growing flowers that are specifically for arrangements not only brings beauty to your yard but also to any room of your home.
Designing for four seasons
We often think of summer as the peak gardening season. And while your garden is its showiest during the summer months, you should also think about what your garden looks like in other seasons. Many gardeners are now designing their gardens to provide beauty during all four seasons – even in the harshest of winters. Choosing plants that have winter beauty, whether it’s a pleasing shape or vibrant red berries – will help extend your enjoyment of your landscape.
Choosing plants for changing climates
Climate change is on the minds of many of today’s avid gardeners. That’s why it’s become so important to choose plants and designs that take climate change into account. If you live in an area that is prone to fires, then choosing drought-tolerant plants that are less likely to quickly ignite makes sense. On the other hand, if you live in an area with flooding, then planting a rain garden can help trap run-off during big storms.
Incorporating food into the landscape
With food prices on the rise, more home gardeners are beginning to experiment with edible landscapes. Planting a vegetable garden in the backyard is a great way to supplement your diet with fresh herbs and veggies. Fruit trees are also a great source of both beauty and food. But you don’t have to limit yourself to just your backyard. Many gardeners are exploring ways to add plants to the front yard that are both beautiful and edible.
Utilizing balconies and porches
Just because you don’t have a big yard doesn’t mean you can’t garden. In fact, many people are growing abundant gardens on balconies and porches. You may be surprised to find out how many plants you can fit into a small area, especially when you utilize vertical space. Container gardening is an easy way to create a beautiful garden even in the tiniest space.