With summer here, you may find yourself wishing that your yard or patio reflected the same level of beauty and optimism.
Less is More
Keeping garden sections low-maintenance and clean is definitely a growing trend. More and more gardeners are turning to perennials, which will come back each year without needing to be replaced, and grouping plants together according to how much water or pruning they will need in order to easily knock each task out in one go.
Consolidating the upkeep of your garden will help your efforts go further, and will enable you to enjoy the fruits of your labor while you streamline your maintenance process. Gone are the days of clunky, exhausting garden layouts that demand complicated upkeep. This summer, keep it simple!
Quality over Quantity
In tandem with the growing trend of keeping gardens low-maintenance, many are choosing to spend their money on higher-quality and more efficient gardening items.
As gardening becomes more popular and the selection of efficient tools becomes more diverse, people are spending more time and money in the garden section. Highly efficient irrigation systems and high-quality raised beds or containers are considered to be highly desirable this year as people move towards greener, more adaptable forms of gardening.
Making Gardening Greener Than Ever Before
An increasing number of people are gardening with the well-being of the planet in mind. People are focusing less on what simply looks good, and instead are choosing to cultivate plants that serve greater purposes. A prime example of this is the increased utilization of pollinator plants that benefit bees and other important insects.
Gardeners are also working to make their overall gardening processes more sustainable, natural, and eco-friendly. Trendy methods in this area include irrigation systems that use rainwater, fertilizer made by composting kitchen waste, more sustainable mulches, and the avoidance of certain chemicals and fertilizers.
As a real estate professional for more than 30 years, it has been my pleasure to view thousands of outstanding gardens in the GTA.