3 COUPLES’ GARDENING TRENDS
June 16, 2019
Gardening is one of the hottest emerging couple’s activities and with good reason – it’s fun, outdoorsy and only as expensive as you want to make it. To give you some inspiration to get your hands dirty with your partner in crime, we’ve found three of the most exciting gardening trends for the year ahead.
1. GOING WITH THE FLOW
Gardening used to be all about straight lines, stuck-up statues and very neat hedges, but in it’s more than acceptable to relax this notion and go with the flow. Incorporate the natural elements that form part of your garden space (rocks, boulders, large trees, naturally occurring slopes or terraces) and use it to inspire the eventual layout. This way you won’t have to do battle with structures that were there way before you arrived with your shovel and you’ll also have an interesting canvas to work on.
2. GROWING FOOD INSTEAD OF LAWNS
With water becoming a scarce commodity and more people realising that it’s imperative that we begin to live more sustainably, edible backyard gardening has emerged as a huge trend over the past few years. Couples are ripping out lawns to create veggie patches, turning kitchen scraps into mulch and reducing their carbon footprints substantially in the process. And remember, Protek’s
range of NutriGreen organic fertilisers is waterwise. Feed your food plants regularly and enjoy the fruits of your labour!
3. MINIATURE LUXURY SPACES
With water-wise gardening becoming more prevalent, the idea of ‘thirsty’ plants like roses, hydrangeas and lilies may seem like an extravagance you can’t afford, but it’s totally doable if you reduce your ‘luxury’ planting to a small area that you can water with grey water from a shower bucket. Treat yourself to one or two of these beautiful plants in containers that you can move around to ensure that it gets adequate shade and sun throughout the day. Don’t forget to regularly feed your containers with Protek Guanosol, a compressed certified organic fertiliser in tablet form which provides a slow release of nutrients to plants for up to 3 months.
It supplies your plants with much need macro and micro nutrients and improves carbon levels in the soil. Just pop in 1 - 3 pills, depending on the size of the container and see them thrive. These are just three of the exciting gardening trends that have been cropping up.
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