Up & Coming Trends for 2021
Just like everyone else, property owners are glad to have put 2020 in the rear view (we did it!). Even in the very first days of a New Year, it is important to look to the future. Our Eenie Meenie Miny Mow! experts have compiled a quick list of all the forecasted trends in lawn and gardens for the upcoming year:
Wild Gardens: Traditionally, gardens around homes and workplaces are carefully planned, curated and manicured spaces. Maintaining these spaces takes time, effort and a green thumb, all of which aren’t always available. Wild gardens are a low maintenance alternative that involve leaving a designated area untouched or can mean introducing native plants into your backyard or green space.
Sustainable Gardens: Wild gardens might give owners a bit of a break but these green spaces are also a part of sustainable garden practices. Going green has been a point of focus recently and efforts to be environmentally friendly are only getting greater in the coming year. With this in mind, more and more property owners are asking how?
- Water Conservation: Choosing drought-resistant plants can help to create a sturdier outdoor space. Cut the costs of dramatic overhauls and replacement plants by acting according to your climate. Rain gardens or rain water collection systems can also go a long way to conserving water without sacrificing the look of your space.
- Mulch It Up! : Mulching is another simple way to add moisture to your soil. This technique helps to prevent soil dryness by regulating temperature. This approach also provides necessary nutrients.
- Raised Gardens: Raised, constructed garden beds are a way to gain control of your soil and your space. A controlled space, makes backyard agriculture possible. Growing food right on your property can be extremely satisfying but compaction can put a stop to this quickly. Installing a raised garden bed means being able to grow everything from beans and peppers; to tomatoes and squash.
- Go organic! : Chemical fertilizers can cause burns and ruin soil, but a natural approach can leave lawns thriving.
Tiny Gardens: A small space might feel limiting but it doesn’t have to! With the right additions and techniques, even the tiniest of spaces can be useful. Instead of relying on bulky planters, consider vertical planting and grey walls, that use wall surfaces as a way to keep things green without being crowded. Other additions, like pathways can add an element of space, as well.
No matter the size and style of your space, it is possible to make the switch from a cramped space to stylish and environmentally friendly outdoor area. Speak to an Eenie Meenie Miny Mow! expert today to find out how to make the most out of your green space.