The start of a new year is always ripe with possibility. Days stretch out ahead of you, every one another opportunity to accomplish your goals. This year, the beginning of a brand new decade, it’s time to give your fallback resolutions a refresh. After all, if you haven’t joined that yoga class by now, it’s probably not going to happen. Instead, why not set yourself goals that align with your love of gardening? Taking your 2020 resolutions outdoors is the perfect way to re-ignite your passion and inspire your green thumb. To get you started, here are five home garden goals everyone should add to their resolution list.
Our top home garden goals for 2020:
1. Organise your tools
Did we mention it’s the start of a new decade? The perfect opportunity to stop procrastinating and organise your tool shed. After all, you can’t keep a pristine home garden without the right tools. To start, take stock of all your gardening tools. Clean off the dirt and replace any broken tools. Next, re-order your tool shed, you want to store all your tools neatly -everything should have a place. Once you’ve put everything away, the hard part is over. All you need to do now is maintain your neat and tidy ways. Always clean your tools after use and return each item to its spot. Easy.
2. Grow your own veggies
Why spend your money on vegetables each week when you could grow fresh produce in your back garden? If you haven’t yet set aside a patch in your home garden for veggies, 2020 is the year to do it. You can’t deny there’s a certain sense of accomplishment when the food on your plate is thanks to the fruits of your labour. Growing vegetables at home also ensures you’re eating the healthiest produce, as you know exactly what’s gone into the soil. When buying seeds, select the vegetables you enjoy eating. There’s no point growing something you won’t enjoy. (Explore our range of edibles online.)
3. Inspire the next generation
Putting fresh produce on the table isn’t the only reason to start a veggie garden. Growing edibles is a great way to introduce your kids to the magic of gardening. Instilling a love of nature in your children from a young age will teach them valuable lessons about patience, perseverance and compassion. Qualities they can take with them through life.
4. Bring the outdoors in
Nowhere in the rule book does it say you have to confine your 2020 home garden resolutions to the outdoors. In fact, the more plants you bring indoors the better. Filling your home with foliage instantly lifts your decor, bringing a fresh, light feel to every room. Plants also act as natural air purifiers, helping keep your home from feeling stuffy. If you don’t have the luxury of outdoor space, indoor plants are a perfect way to keep your fingers in the soil. Get creative and install a vertical garden, or turn your patio into an urban jungle. The options are endless. We’ve got some great indoor plants to get you started on our online store.
5. Enjoy your home garden
Last but not least, and possibly our favourite resolution for 2020 -take the time to enjoy your garden. Often, you put in the hard work to get your flower beds looking picture perfect and then the bustle of life takes over. This year, or rather this decade, every garden enthusiast should make the time to stop and smell the roses. There will always be another bush to prune and grass to mow, so now and then remind yourself that it’s okay to take a break. Put your sun hat on, pull up a deck chair and drink in the beauty of your home garden.
Are you ready to transform your home garden in 2020? We have everything you need to bring your flower beds to life. Visit your nearest Plantland Garden Centre, or browse our online store for all your gardening needs.