It might feel like 2017 just started, but here at Garden Media Group, we are working hard on our 2018 Garden Trends Report. Since we’re looking into the future, we have decided to give you an exclusive sneak peek at some of the biggest trends we’re predicting for next year.
The season’s change provides a fresh start. After being stuck inside all winter, spring is a great time to open up your windows, let in some fresh air, and turn over a new leaf. The spring cleaning tradition stems from these feelings of newfound energy and clarity.
Spring cleaning is a common routine in many homes, both indoors and out. While organizing your house and prepping your yard for spring are both great habits to develop, spring cleaning should be done at work, too.
Continue reading to learn how your business could benefit from a little spring cleaning.
The holiday season may be behind us, but there is one more day of recognition just around the corner, National “Fall off the Wagon Day.”
The New Year is a time when motivation is at an all-time high, with promises of a lifestyle change. A year full of exercise and clean eating.
This “new year, new me” mantra might be enough to carry you through January, but once February 4th comes around, according to FourSquare, there are officially more “Check Ins” via social media at fast food restaurants than the gym.
Here is how some of consumers’ favorite green brands are taking strides to keep people involved and motivated well past February 4th.
Continue reading to learn more.
For this week’s trending Thursday post, we’re looking way back to a simpler time – at least when it came to the garden.
In 2004, we stated that busy was out and classic, simple gardens were in.
Americans were weary of trying to put together mixed containers that ended up looking overdone and tasteless. They avoided pairing too many plants together the way they avoided “wearing plaids, stripes and big floral prints together.”
The home gardener gravitated toward the mono-impact container idea. And with that trend came a simple outdoor concept.
Continue reading to learn more about Classic Gardens.
For today’s Trending Thursday post, we’re looking back at 2013 where we first identified The Year of Bliss trend in the garden industry.
In 2013, we noted that consumers were fed up with complexities of modern life and turned to spirituality in an attempt to find deeper meaning.
This idea ignited demand for garden products that were “created by those who care, for those who care.”
The Year of Bliss inspired gardeners to get in touch with nature and hasn’t stopped since. Here’s how the concept has shaped the garden industry for the last three years.
Continue reading to learn more about The Year of Bliss trend.
For today’s throwback trends post, we’re looking back to 2008 to highlight a group of influencers that demanded individuality: The C Generation.
In this case, the C stands for Content, and this group is made up of collaborative, content creating machines who love individuality.
Here’s how this group has shaped the garden industry over the past eight years.
Continue reading to learn more about the C Generation.
The backyard and kitchen counter have a lot in common this year; they’re both ideal places to grow.
New changes in indoor gardening technology combined with an ever increasing demand for clean food means it’s easier than ever to garden 365 days-a-year.
Continue reading to learn more about the top trends for 2017.
The resources that we depend on to garden, particularly water, are limited and need protection. Precious resources is a trend where necessity meets innovation.
New technologies and plants offer the opportunity to protect and conserve resources with small lifestyle changes that will make an evolutionary impact on the gardening experience.
Learn more about Precious Resources from our latest YouTube video.
Pets are right by our side when we need them most. They tend to spend every minute looking out for us actually. Plus, they love digging in the dirt just as much as any gardener.
Responsible pet parents want to keep pets happy and safe. Protecting pets outside is just as important as inside and ensures yards and gardens are safe for beloved four-legged family members.
Petscaping is a trend that any gardening company can get on-board with. So, thank them incorporating dogscaping when you design your landscape and create a yard that’s dog-friendly to keep them happy, healthy and out of trouble.
Continue reading to learn how to create a pet friendly yard.
With such a wide variety of products and services available, people face tough decisions when it comes to what they spend their money on.
Brands can make it easy for people to remain customers by offering personalized services and customized products.
Personalization is the essence of the backyard boldness trend. People are transforming their backyards into personalized entertainment spaces by adding creative décor. LED lights, bright colors and bold patters are adding life to these new backyard sanctuaries.