Can you believe that it’s already November? If you spend as much time outdoors as you do inside, here’s the key 2021 gardening trends to watch for next year.
Since we’ve spent so much time stuck at home this year, it seems only natural that gardening would make a resurgence as one of the most popular go-to hobbies – and indeed, it did. In fact, Google data has shown an eye boggling 39% increase in global online searches relating to gardening when compared to 2019.
The beauty of gardening at home is that there are little to no limits with how you opt to do it – some prefer two or three potted herbs that live in the kitchen, whereas others have the backyard space for a full blown veggie patch. However, a garden can also play a key role in your home’s resale value, so if this is on the cards for you next year, here are 2021 gardening trends predicted to be a hit within the next twelve months.
2021 Gardening Trends: What’s Hot For Next Year?
It would appear that self-isolation measures have inspired many of us to return to our roots by connecting with nature and starting a garden – whether that be in the backyard, on the balcony or even indoors. If you are yet to jump on the bandwagon though, what style of garden is best suited to your abode or lifestyle?
The Balcony Garden – Apartment living doesn’t mean having to sacrifice some green space. As 1 in 10 Aussies have no access to a backyard, balcony gardens are a popular middle ground. Opt for hardy plants suited to pots, as that way they can be moved easily.
The Wild Garden – This style is music to the ears of those that aren’t big fans of maintenance. The aesthetic is based around “letting things go”, and making a floral haven for bees, birds and butterflies by letting plants and flowers grow wild.
The No Dig Garden – As the name suggests, no dig gardening is an organic method of growing vegetables without manually turning over the soil between crops, fruit or vegetables. It’s a less labour intensive method for cultivating a traditional veggie patch.
The Inside Outside Garden – Ferns, potted palms, lilies and even succulents are a great way to achieve this vibe. It’s all about creating a streamlined flow from the indoors to the outdoors, and making your garden feel like an extension of your house.
The Tiny Garden – Many of us don’t have huge backyards or outdoor spaces anymore, but that’s not stopping people from crafting tiny gardens. To maximise the space in terraces or townhouse yards, go up instead of out with vertical planters and creeping vines.
The White Garden – Aesthetically speaking, a colour palette that comprises of white and green is usually fresh and clean. Spice up the foliage by changing up shapes and sizes, repeating form, and of course, add some eye-catching white flowers to craft a space that oozes class.
The Raised Garden – Whether you opt for the DIY method or the kit form from Bunnings, the beauty of a raised garden bed is that it can slot in just about anywhere in your yard or garden. It’s extremely popular with people aiming to grow their first batch of herbs or veggies at home.
The Permaculture Garden – If you’re looking to make your home more sustainable, then a permaculture style garden is a great place to start. Harnessing the magic of sun and water, permaculture often aims for a “closed loop” style of gardening that is sustainable.
The Windowsill Garden – A windowsill garden is ideal for growing herbs or pots of flowering annuals that can be swapped out at the end of each season. Popular with those living in apartments or simply short on time, it’s a great way to get the best of both worlds.
The Grey Garden – When executed well, a grey garden is the perfect way to create a modern yet minimalist outdoor aesthetic. As a hue, grey is very much on trend for 2021, and can be deployed via paving, fence paint, gravel and even outdoor furniture.
Looking For More 2021 Gardening Trends And Tips?
Whether you’re on the hunt for more tips with how to start gardening more efficiently at home, or further insights regarding an alternative for chemical based plant food, fertilisers or weed killers – then it’s always worth speaking to the professionals.
Here at Bioweed, we specialise in environmentally friendly gardening products, including herbicides, plant probiotics, and natural alternatives to traditional gardening solutions. Should you have any questions about how to improve the sustainability of your home, garden or agricultural crop, get in touch with us today.