Are low-maintenance gardens a thing of the past?

The pandemic saw many of us turn our hand to gardening and make the most of our outside spaces. If the stats are anything to go by, interest in gardening is showing no signs of decreasing. Sales of gardening items shot up by 77% in the second quarter of 2021, with a large increase in newbie gardeners under 45 years of age.

Whilst, in the past, a low maintenance garden may have appealed to some, these days, after a bleak couple of years we want to see colour, natural beauty and wildlife.

Gloomed blossom tree in a garden.

The Trend of Relocating to Northern Scotland for Open Spaces and Fresh Air

Open space and fresh air have never been more on trend with many relocating to Northern Scotland from busier, pollution-filled cities. Whilst the elderly and vulnerable were confined to their homes, their gardens offered a pick-me-up even if it was just to look at from the window.

The Rise of Home-Grown Produce and DIY Bouquets in 2022

Further, with the ever-increasing cost of living many people are shifting to home-grown fruits and veggies. DIY bouquets are set to flourish in 2022 as more and more consumers avoid the high costs and carbon footprint associated with shop bought flowers.  

Bird and a butterfly on a branch.

The Therapeutic Power of Gardening

Activities to boost mental health are highly sought in the current era and gardening is up there with some of the best. Gardens offer us rest and recuperation away from the technology-filled modern life. Choose to surround your space with plants and let yourself be cocooned with uplifting scents and sights.

So, before you opt for a carpet of synthetic Astro-turf or prepare for a ‘quick-sale’ with some grey chuckies consider your prospective buyers future health-benefitting plans.