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Top Gardening Trends of 2010

cedar garden pergolaAs the cold winter months melt into spring, there’s no better time to rejuvenate your garden. Garden Center Magazine has identified some of 2010’s most popular gardening trends to watch for in the coming months:

  • Green gardens. It may seem redundant, but this year, gardens are going green. According to Garden Center Magazine, it’s possible we’ll start seeing plants and garden products with labels indicating any chemicals present, whether recycled material was used and how much fuel was used in transportation to a nursery. To complement your sustainable garden, read up on chemical-free fence maintenance.
  • Letting your personality shine. Expect to see gardens vibrant with originality. The rise of the home-centric “staycation” means creative types will be looking for ways to make their gardens truly unique. To best frame your one-of-a-kind garden, consider adding a custom-designed vinyl accent fence for a unique touch.
  • Gardening for health. It’s an accepted fact that tending a garden affords mental clarity, physical well-being and increased air quality. Some plants even have the ability to filter common allergens out of the air, potentially saving you money on over-the-counter allergy remedies.
  • Native plants. Easy-care plants that require little maintenance are expected to be popular in 2010. Most notable is the concept of using plants native to your area in garden designs, as opposed to branching out to more exotic types. Native plants are already acclimated to the local climate so they’re easy to tend, plus they have lower transportation costs for a lower overall carbon footprint.

Overall, gardening trends seem to be headed toward local, natural and sustainable practices. Rick’s supports these practices by offering top-quality Northwest fencing materials for all of your gardening projects.

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