Gardening Trends for 2020: Early Predictions to Adopt


During the dark, wintry nights that characterize the holiday season, there’s perhaps no better escape from the weather around you than envisaging how your garden will look like next year. Gardening is such a broad topic that it’s difficult to cover all the different trends that will gain some form of traction in 2020.

Nevertheless, a number of trends are already creating a buzz and will almost certainly play a big part in gardens through next year. Here’s a look at these.

1.    Automation

That’s right. Gardening was only going to run away from this trend for so long before it succumbed to the compelling advantages of technology. The average adult spends most of their day away from the home as they tend to their work and school obligations. And even when they are at home, domestic chores and responsibilities mean there isn’t much time to spare to take a look at how their garden is faring on.

Automation comes in handy in this regard. These are tools that can perform a number of tasks in your absence such as watering plants and monitoring growth. Automated tools can drastically slash the time you need to be actually present.

2.    Regenerative Gardening


While it would be convenient to assume that the ground on which we grow plants will continue to be conducive for decades to come, that’s unfortunately not consistent with reality. Loss of plant cover, top soil erosion and repeated exposure to various chemicals can damage the top soil over time. The longer these negative elements batter your soil, the harder it becomes to grow and nurture garden plants.

For this reason, the role of regenerative gardening is greater than it’s ever been. Regenerative gardening is centered on improving, strengthening and protecting the soil. By constantly and deliberately enriching the soil, you can steadily reverse the negative practices and therefore ensure your topsoil is conducive over the long term. Gardeners, just like wider society, are looking at the sustainability of what they do and regenerative gardening is proving to be an important part of that mental shift.

3.    Urban Gardening

Gardening feels quite at home in suburbia. The typical home will have plenty of space in the front and backyard to tend a sizeable garden. Nevertheless, not everyone will have this privilege in denser urban areas. If you live in an apartment for instance, you don’t have too many gardening options especially as relates to the amount of outdoor space at your disposal.

Urban gardening is all about growing plants wherever you can find or create space. That could mean in boxes, on your window sill, on the balcony and/or in flower pots. Traditional gardens are removed from your core living space. Urban gardening incorporates your garden in your living area thus blurring the lines of separation. This allows you to exercise your passion for gardening without losing use of the space you mainly hang out.

4.    Exotic Horticulture


The Internet has proved to be the single greatest force in the internationalization and democratization of knowledge. As far as gardening goes, the World Wide Web provides immense resources on the plants you could potentially grow. Some of these will be plants from far flung locations that aren’t obtainable locally. These plants however provide a great way to experiment with new flora.

Exotic horticulture is all about growing plants that aren’t found in your area, country or continent. You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to obtain the seeds. Simply go online and look for the seeds you want and they’ll be shipped to you wherever you are. Say goodbye to distance limitations when planning what to grow in your garden. If it’s lavender you want, get your lavender seed today.

Gardening is the quintessential exercise of patience. It takes time before you can start to see and enjoy the fruits of your diligent labor. These 2020 trends will not instantly transform your garden. However, if you keep at it, you will eventually reap the benefits.

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