The warm weather is here and that can mean a lot of things for a lot of people. Going camping, relaxing by the pool or even going for runs are all common ways to enjoy the good weather. However, gardening is without a doubt one of the most popular and beloved aspects of the incoming good weather.
Many people from all over the world love to garden and plant flowers, vegetables and a range of other plants. In fact, over 25 million people in the UK alone partake in gardening. In the USA, the percentage of households that garden is upwards of 75%! As you can see, gardening is more popular than ever, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Some like to plant flowers to make their yards pretty, while others plant veggies in order to save money at the grocery store. There are many different types of gardeners in the industry. And just like every other industry, there are constantly new gardening and planting trends to keep up with and know. With that in mind, this article will look at a few 2019 planting trends to adopt if you so choose.
Keep it Low Maintenance
The first trend is to keep your garden and planting low maintenance and simple. We live lives that are busier than ever, and the last thing you need is your garden causing you more stress. Unfortunately, many plants can be fickle and quite difficult to grow without putting in a lot of time and effort. Because of this, more and more gardeners are looking to simplify their operations.
Thankfully, there are many different types of plants, flowers and seed collections that are fairly easy to care for and grow. Some great ways to make your gardening simpler is to consider installing an irrigation system or including more perennial plants. Gardening should be a fun and relaxing activity, not one that feels like work or causes you stress.
While gardening is typically an outdoor activity, that is beginning to change. More and more gardeners are finding ways to bring their gardens inside. There are several different plants that can grow and prosper inside. There are also tons of different gardening lights or indoor gardening systems that can make the shift easy.
You can grow pots in small plants on tables, counters or window sills, or can even grow larger ones in pots on the floor. There is a ton of potential for growing a range of plants without having to even step outside. Of course, be sure to treat it like a real garden in order to keep the plants growing well. Growing gardens or a few plants indoors can also let you grow your plants all year long, which isn’t possible in many parts of the world.
Creativity is King
A garden is for you. It is all about growing what you want and enjoy. Unfortunately, too many people grow gardens similar to what everyone else is doing. However, that is starting to be disrupted in a big way in 2019. More and more gardeners are using their own creativity to plant exactly what they want. Bright colors, unique plants and even things like twigs, shrubs, sticks and leaves have found their way into beautiful gardens all over the world.
Also, the design of gardens is beginning to change. Some are incorporating asymmetrical designs and not everyone needs their garden to look perfect. Using unexpected elements like what we have mentioned can make your garden truly unique and a real reflection of your personality or interests.
Hopefully, this article has been able to help you identify some of the 2019 planting trends you should look to adopt.
Guest post by Smith Willas
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Smith Willas is a freelance writer, blogger, and digital media journalist. He has a management degree in Supply Chain & Operations Management and Marketing and boasts a wide-ranging background in digital media. Find him on Twitter.
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