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2024 Autumn Gardening Trends: Cultivating Sustainability and Creativity

Hey gardening trendsetters, have you heard? We did some digging and guess what we found? As the autumn breeze rustles through the foliage, gardeners are eagerly embracing the latest trends in horticulture for 2024. This season, it’s all about sustainability, biodiversity, and creativity in the garden. Let’s uncover some of the garden trends that will be everywhere this autumn and how you can incorporate them into your garden with essential tools and supplies from Garden Master. Ready to dive right in?

Heirloom Vegetables and Seeds:

Kickstart your autumn garden with a variety of heirloom vegetable seeds, from luscious heirloom tomatoes to vibrant heritage carrots. Use a trusty spade to prepare the soil, mixing in nutrient-rich compost and organic fertiliser to provide your seeds with the best possible start. Plant them in pots or directly in the ground, or use a seed starter and watch as they grow into delicious, flavourful produce.

Edimentals and Pollinator-Friendly Gardens:

Create a haven for pollinators by incorporating a mixture of edibles and ornamentals with pollinator-friendly flowers into your garden. This season, the latest trend is edimentals, ornamentals that are both functional and aesthetic. Consider incorporating edibles such as pineapple sage, known for its striking tubular red flowers, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, and a tasty addition to salads teas and cocktails.

Elderberry bushes produce large clusters of fragrant flowers which develop into delicious dark purple berries which attract various pollinators to your garden.

Alternatively, opt for gooseberry bushes, a plant that produces bell-shaped flowers in shades of green, pink or white, followed by berries in summer.

Use a combination of pots and garden beds to showcase a diverse array of plants, and keep your garden thriving with the help of a sprinkler or hose pipe for regular watering. Prune and deadhead as needed with quality pruners to encourage healthy growth and abundant blooms and fruits.

Recently, gardening guru Tanya Visser showed us how to beautifully integrate herbs and vegetables into our ornamental gardens. Watch the full episode below.

Succession Gardening:

Keep your garden productive throughout the season with succession gardening techniques. Use a fork to aerate the soil and remove weeds, then sow seeds in staggered intervals to ensure a continuous harvest. Keep track of your plants with labels or garden markers, and adjust your watering and fertilising schedule accordingly to support optimal growth.

Urban Gardening and Space Utilisation:

Make the most of limited space with innovative urban gardening techniques. Hang pots from balcony railings or install vertical garden systems to maximise vertical growing space. Use compact varieties of vegetables and flowers to make the most of your available square footage, and invest in lightweight, portable tools for easy manoeuvrability in tight spaces.

To find out how to master the art of hanging basketsclick here.

Eco-Friendly Gardening:

Reduce water waste and promote biodiversity with eco-friendly gardening. Opt for self-sufficient gardening practices, and opt for plants that are drought tolerant. In addition to this, invest in a rainwater harvesting tank to conserve water. With these tanks, you can collect and store rainwater for future use. Not only do they reduce your water bill, but they benefit the environment as well.

The New Perennial Movement:

Embrace the beauty of wild landscapes with naturalistic planting schemes inspired by the New Perennial Movement. Use a combination of pots and garden beds to create layered plantings with varying heights and textures. Choose native plants such as clivias, or endemic, hardy perennials like cycads that require minimal maintenance, and let your garden evolve organically over time.

So go on and release the inner gardening trailblazer with Garden Master on your side. With the right tools and techniques, you can bring these gardening trends to life in your backyard. Visit your nearest MakroGame or Builders Warehouse to make sure you have the essential tools and supplies on hand to support your gardening endeavours. So roll up your sleeves, grab your spade and pruners, and let’s cultivate creativity together this autumn!

Remember to show us how you’re pushing the gardening envelope this autumn by showcasing it on FacebookInstagram and TikTok with the hashtag #GardenMasterpiece.