If you’ve jumped on the gardening trend the last few years, you know how satisfying it is to watch your plants and flowers thrive. In fact, plenty of research has shown spending time in nature is good for you both physically and mentally. While we may be getting out more and not be spending quite as much time at home as in previous years, we’re still investing a lot of effort into making our homes a peaceful retreat from the world, whether it’s hosting family gatherings or entertaining friends. Even if you only have a small patio or balcony, creating your own little oasis is one way to embrace the soothing powers of nature.
Here are the top gardening trends that we’re seeing everywhere this year (spoiler: They’re pretty much all low-effort, high reward, so you can spend less time weeding and more time enjoying your yard).