Americans have fallen back in love with their yards and all the activities they can enjoy in their outdoor spaces. Younger generations are spending more time outside getting their hands dirty gardening and DIY-ing. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, 82% of Millennials stated lawns are the most important feature they consider when renting or buying a home. Today’s backyards are used for far more than the average barbeque – trends in sustainable, eco-friendly living have inspired people to grow their own food, tend to beneficial birds and bees, and even raise chickens in their backyards!
Learn more about these new trends and see all of the related products at Arett’s Open House on September 8th, 9th, & 10th! Click here to register and read more.
Raised Garden Beds: Sustainable & Easy Gardening
While vegetable and herb gardening has been around for quite a while, it has taken on new life through trends towards local, sustainable, and healthy food options. A special report released by the National Gardening Association in 2014 reported 1 in 3 American households were growing food–the most in over a decade. Raised beds and vegetable gardening are in high demand among backyard hobbyists and DIY-ers. Brands like: Glamos, Panacea, American Gardenworks, Dr. Earth, and Sungro are just a few of the lines offered through Arett Sales at the Arett Open House for this exact trend.
Trends in Birding
The backyard birding trend has been growing and expanding with innovative and decorative feeders that accessorize well with outdoor lifestyles. More time spent outdoors means consumers want feeders that are pleasing to their landscapes, easy-to-clean, and attract specific bird types.
Beekeeping – More Than Honey!
Beekeeping has expanded in both urban and rural areas alike due to the awareness of the diminishing honeybee population and sustainable food movement. In a 2016 PBS report on urban beekeeping, the city of Philadelphia alone had 400 bee colonies and 75 independent beekeepers. More than just honey, bee houses give honeybees a safe place for a healthy hive to pollinate. The Woodlink/Hookery offers a variety of environmentally-friendly bee houses and tubes for everyone from beginners to bee-experts.
Chickens: From Farm to Backyard
According to a blog post by Green America, more people are choosing backyard chicken coops, even in cities, to support sustainable lifestyles. Free-range eggs are known to be more nutritious and tending to chickens can be a fun learning activity for the whole family!
The evidence is clear – Americans young and old love spending time in their backyards and continue to come up with creative hobbies to utilize their outdoor spaces.
View raised garden beds, trending bird feeders, beekeeping supplies, chicken supplies and thousands of other new items at the Arett Open House this September 8th, 9th, & 10th!