Three Summer Yard Trends for 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic being an utmost concern for gardeners and landscapers alike, it might be smart to be ahead of the game in relation to summer yard trends. Below are 3 trends which are quickly becoming priority in 2020.

Growing Vegetable Gardens - Seeds are selling out across the country in anticipation of food shortages related to COVID-19 concerns. This means that there is no time like the present to build a vegetable garden in an unexpected place like a front yard, side yard, or wherever there is space to grow. Vegetables have become a part of landscape design and planting a row for the hungry is helpful to the community. No space for a large vegetable garden? No worries. Plant containers with ornamental edibles for a beautiful and delicious display.

Organic Growing and Regenerative Practices – More and more Americans are concerned about chemicals on the lawn and in their garden beds. Exposure to chemicals has been known to cause cancer and injury, so respecting a homeowner’s concerns regarding organic growing and green practices can help keep a customer happy. Regenerative landscaping is focusing on rebuilding soil naturally with organic matter, restoring degraded soil, sequestering carbon, and reducing run-off on properties.

Frog-Friendly Landscaping – Whether you live in the wet north or the dry southwest of the United States, there are ways to attract lizards and frogs in landscaping. The benefit? According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 1 in 3 of all amphibians are listed as endangered, so you would help save a species. Preventing amphibian extinction by utilizing ponds and water runs, rocks for shade, and native eco-system design plans in the garden can both beautify a landscape and help keep plant damaging beetles, slugs, and other pests at bay. Using native amphibians as a tool to keep mosquitoes down instead of using chemicals makes a lot of sense for homeowners who want to keep a natural landscape.

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