Summer Gardening Trends

Attention all green thumbs! Summer gardening is here, and with it a slew of new trends. Adding something new to your yard or redesigning your garden will help turn your outdoor space into an oasis! As the weather gets hotter, you want a space you can enjoy all season long. Check out these spring gardening trends, and get digging!

Sustainable Landscaping
It’s no secret that it’s hip to care for the planet, and the latest trend has moved to the yard. Sustainable, drought-resistant landscaping is quickly gaining popularity. Not only does it help preserve water, it also keeps bills low, a godsend during long hot summers.

Plants That Attract Butterflies
Bring a pop of color into your yard, not with chair cushions, but with butterflies! Gardeners are becoming more interested in adding plants that attract these winged beauties, as well as hummingbirds and bees. There are hundreds species of butterflies in the US, and the right plants could bring a few of them into your yard.

Decorative Edibles
Why just plant plants, when you can plant food! You don’t have to be an avid gardener to incorporate fruits, vegetables, and herbs into your landscape design. Skip a trip to the grocery store and shop the bounty of your back yard. Curious how to get started? Here’s a few ideas:
• Rhubarb (for pies!) to replace a common perennial with showy leaves
• Loose-leaf lettuce instead of annual front-of-border foliage
• Blueberries instead of a semi-evergreen shrub

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