When it comes to lawn care, what’s on the outside is just as important as what’s on the inside. And for many American homeowners lawn maintenance is one chore they don’t mind doing with nearly half of all consumers doing the work themselves. And with 40 million acres of American yards (a region larger than our national parks and organic farms combined), there’s plenty of opportunity and market share to capture. Lawn and Do it Best Merchandise Manager Sarah Krey presents five trends you need to know about this spring:
1. Chemical conscious
Be the envy of your neighbors with a green, luscious lawn—without all the harsh chemicals. Turf Titan harnesses the power of naturally occurring, beneficial microorganisms for use in their full line of application products. Plus, the easy-to-use hose connect system means your customers don’t need special equipment to apply the treatment to their lawn.
2. Edible landscaping
Growing your own food has never been more popular, and in 2024, edible landscaping is a major trend. Homeowners are incorporating fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and herb patches seamlessly into their landscapes. This not only provides a fresh and sustainable source of produce but also adds an aesthetic appeal to the outdoor space.
3. Low-maintenance landscapes
In the fast-paced world of 2024, many homeowners are opting for low-maintenance landscapes. Drought-tolerant plants, synthetic grass, and minimalistic designs are gaining traction. This trend caters to those seeking beautiful outdoor spaces without the time-consuming upkeep traditionally associated with lush gardens.
4. Sustainable landscaping
In 2024, sustainability takes center stage in landscaping. Homeowners are increasingly adopting eco-friendly practices, such as xeriscaping, which involves using drought-resistant plants and minimizing water usage. Native plant choices are also gaining popularity, as they require less maintenance and naturally adapt to the local environment. Sustainable landscaping not only conserves resources but also contributes to a healthier ecosystem
5. Vertical Gardens
With limited space becoming a common challenge, vertical gardens are a rising trend. Homeowners are creatively using walls and vertical structures to cultivate gardens. This not only maximizes space but also adds a visually appealing dimension to the outdoor environment.
As we navigate through 2024, the world of lawn care and landscaping is vibrant and dynamic. Sustainable practices, smart technology, and creative design are shaping outdoor spaces into havens that reflect the values and preferences of homeowners. Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast or just looking to spruce up your lawn, these trends offer inspiration to create a beautiful, functional, and environmentally conscious outdoor oasis. So, go ahead, embrace the green wave, and let your outdoor space flourish this season!