Since so many things happen in the world right now, nobody is really surprised that there are more and more that pick up gardening. Even experienced gardeners now dive deeper as they have more time to dedicate to their hobby.
Watching nature thrive and plants/flowers grow can be highly satisfying. But why not also be trendy at the same time? If you are interested in gardening this year, these are 2021’s most interesting gardening trends to be on the lookout for.
Sustainable gardening keeps gaining traction. This is great to see since it is definitely better for nature, so it even goes hand in hand with gardening. Your gardens can be much more environmentally friendly when you know how to do it. Here are some great ideas you want to consider.
- Water conservation – Add some drought-tolerant plants. Also, plant those that need more water where the area naturally stays moist. You can even create your own rain garden that collects rainwater for gardening use.
- Use Natives – Native plants are always better when you want to minimize gardening needs. Just simple gardening tools are usually needed.
- Use your own compost – This is better for your garden, the environment, and even your budget. Composting is not that difficult to figure out and anyone can use it.
- Use mulch – This regulates soil temperature and saves water. The soil does not dry out and weeds are suppressed.
There is a clear growth in the number of people that cook at home. And specialists are concerned about the current food scarcity problem. This is why growing your own food, your personal kitchen garden is not at all a bad idea. You do not need to use raised beds or anything really complex. Some very simple things you can do are:
- Take advantage of smaller spaces by using containers or growing food vertically.
- Grow the plants that offer the largest possible yields in the smallest spaces. This includes cucumbers, peas, herbs, and tomatoes, among many others.
- Create an aesthetic edible garden. This is easy by mixing your edibles with borders and ornamental beds that already exist.
Choose A Color And Make It Your Own
Is there a specific color you love? Use it. Many gardeners around the world take advantage of this very simple tip. This is why we see so many monochromatic gardens literally everywhere. While some may see it as being boring, take into account the following ideas and you might end up changing your mind:
- Make a small first step with the use of a monochromatic container. You can also use just one garden bed. This helps you see if the monochromatic garden is for you.
- Use foliage combinations for a statement and a limited palette.
- You do not need to go for a neutral garden when you opt for one color. A brighter palette is also an option. You can easily create some that are orange, purple, or blue.
Get Creative When You Use Containers
Everyone in gardening is aware of the container garden. This option rises in popularity every single year, mainly because there is no limitation about who can do it. You can start a garden in a very small space, including patios and balconies. Containers allow you to be really creative. You can use them to grow some plants that you would not normally expect, like:
- Small shrubs.
- Citrus trees.
- Dwarf fruit.
- Small trees like Japanese maples, olives, and crape myrtles.
- Tropicals like canna or crotons.
As an extra useful tip, when you are worried about the fact that you will forget watering pots, use automatic drip irrigation. You can create any schedule for them and can actually use self-watering planters.