For the past few years, a new industry has shown tremendous growth and is catching the eyeballs of people across the globe. Yes, we are talking about the promising lawn care and landscaping industry.
The pandemic pushed people to spend more time at home, which, in turn, made them take care of their home needs more carefully than before. This mainly included gardening and lawn care as proven by this fact –
“The ‘average spend’ on lawn and garden supplies by a household reached 29.1% last year.”
Let’s look into some more exciting lawn care industry news that shows the tectonic shift in people’s mindset towards this industry-
- As per market research, the global market of lawn care and landscaping is expected to reach $10 billion by 2028.
- It is estimated that the B2C market of homes and gardens will grow up to $102 billion in 2024.
Now that you have understood this industry’s colossal potential, let’s take a look at some of the latest landscaping trends in the lawn care industry that will dominate in 2022.
Embrace eco-friendly gardening
Due to rapid climatic changes, homeowners are re-assessing the environmental impact they are causing to the world and are looking for ways to make amends. So they are concentrating on implementing eco-friendly practices even in their lawn care activities.
For instance, many people have started using natural pesticides and herbicides to avoid pests and insects in their gardens instead of using chemicals. This is something you can try in 2022. All the products used should be non-toxic and safe for humans, pets, and the environment. Similarly, try using recycled water to water your garden.
Build kid-friendly gardens
The digital world has made teens and kids glued to the screens of their mobiles throughout the day. They no longer value the fresh air that is available in abundance outside. In fact, many children constantly fall ill because they are not exposed to the sun and air outside.
Hence, in 2022, you can build a connection between your kids and nature in an attempt to boost their health. Build gardens that will appeal to kids, which, in turn, will make them want to spend long hours there.
Some parents have already started involving their kids in planting vegetables and fruits in their gardens. This is building up tremendous interest and is converting into a new hobby for today’s kids. In all probability, this trend will continue in 2022.
Create edible gardens
An edible garden is a great idea if you want to start small. You can start growing edible plants in small spaces like containers and pots in a small space. Basically edible gardens contain herbs, plants, flowers, and seeds that you can consume.
This way, you can grow healthy fresh food at your home that is very cost-effective. The herbs and flowers that you grow can be used in salads and can add flavors to cooked dishes. It can also be used as a garnish. Many fruits, vegetables, and plants can even be consumed raw, making it an anytime healthy snack.
Set up pet-friendly gardens
We all love spending time with our pets. Those cute, furry beings give us comfort and emotional strength. Many people ended up spending more time with their pets during the pandemic. Many also welcomed a new pet in their homes during this time.
Now it is important for these pets to go for outdoor walks to stay healthy. A lawn will be a perfect place for your pets to get a dose of their everyday physical activity. Homeowners should also consider getting synthetic turf and training their pets to use the turf as their bathroom instead of the lawn. This way it will be easy for them to wash the turf and keep the grassy area of the lawn clean and green.
Grow more local plants
To respect the local culture, you can embrace indigenous planting. These are nothing but plants that are native to a specific locale. Sometimes these indigenous plants can easily co-exist with your lawn grass or garden vegetables.
Since these plants are known to grow in your area, there are high chances of them coming up really well with minimal maintenance. It will also help conserve biodiversity by encouraging local wildlife that is accustomed to living along with these plants.
Start using lawns as an entertaining space too
For most of our lives, we stay indoors. But many of us wish to cherish the beauty of nature. Having a lawn area with some beautiful bushes and trees along with a cozy central space will be a great place to spend some time away from indoors.
Try adding more and more entertainment components to the garden area. For instance, you can install sound systems in the garden to spend quality time there. You can even use the space to host parties.
Adopt wild gardens
Wild gardens typically require low maintenance. All you have to do is loosen up and let nature chisel the beauty for you. Wild plants grow rapidly and require minimal maintenance. However, occasional tending is needed to stop them from growing unevenly. It will help you give a break to your lawnmowers.
Add a pond to your lawn
This trend has emerged due to the fact that ponds and water features have the ability to calm the space around us and free us from any disturbance. Ponds and water bodies are arguably the best places to relax and take a good rest. You can read a book at peace, or even have a tea party with your close ones.
In 2021, thanks to a global pandemic, people realized the importance of staying healthy. The trend will continue in 2022, where people will look for ways to embrace a better way of living. One such potential way is landscaping and lawn care. Lawn care and landscaping bring in a lot of mental and physical benefits and keep us and our loved ones strong and healthy.
Promoting a green neighborhood would also make the world a better place to live for our future generations. From growing healthy fruits and vegetables to building a place to entertain and comfort yourself, your lawn can be one place to do anything and everything.