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3 Favorite Trends for 2021 From the Garden Supply Store for Landscapes in Harrisburg and State College, PA, Areas

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Since much of 2020’s time was spent close to home—and, for many homeowners, in the backyard—landscape renovations are top-of-mind for anyone who wasn’t thrilled with their most recent outdoor living experiences. Here, we’ll look at three favorite trends for 2021 from the garden supply store for landscapes in the Harrisburg and State College, PA, areas.

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This notorious year has many people looking forward to 2021. Since much of 2020’s time was spent close to home—and, for many homeowners, in the backyard—landscape renovations are top-of-mind for anyone who wasn’t thrilled with their most recent outdoor living experiences. Here, we’ll look at three favorite trends for 2021 from the garden supply store for landscapes in the Harrisburg and State College, PA, areas.

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1. Going Native with Plant Options

Exotics are often weaker, more demanding, and harder to care for than native plants. And natives provide so many benefits! They are beautiful, they are perfectly adapted to thrive in the area (even in a changing climate), they are more resistant to pests and disease, and because of this, they require less maintenance.

Rather than having to read an exhaustive list here, come see what is in season and ready for planting in our garden supply store—it changes all the time. Our selection of natives, including annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees, will grace landscapes with beautiful colors, textures, flowers, and foliage all year long.

Gone are the days when spring and summer were the only times for enjoying a colorful landscape. Many trees, plants, and shrubs offer multi-season interest even in winter, with their foliage, characterful bark, and late-season flowers.

Container gardens are also a big trend. They work well to add color to the landscape, and let homeowners enjoy convenient gardening that does not require a lot of kneeling.

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2. Eco-Conscious Choices

There is also a huge trend toward more naturalistic landscapes. Formal manicured gardens are gorgeous but they also require a significant investment in time and energy that few people have time to give. 

The same goes for lawns. Lawns are getting smaller to make way for defined outdoor living spaces, and opening up potential for wilder, more lush cottage-style pollinator gardens continues to be of interest. For many people, pollinator gardens offer so much more color and beauty than a lawn—and less responsibility is involved if they are primarily made up of natives.

Some homeowners are choosing to leave a portion of their landscape untouched, to provide a wildlife-friendly area where local birds, animals, and beneficial insects can find food and shelter. Our selection of native shrubs and trees are ideal for creating a wildlife-friendly zone in a backyard.

Even a small space designated as a pollinator habitat can be a small step in fighting climate change and providing a safe haven for bees and other pollinators. Our food system relies on our pollinator friends! An entire lawn replaced with diverse pollinator-friendly plants, or even a small corner of the landscape or a few potted plants, could make all the difference to bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other vital species. 

3. Culinary Gardens

Because of 2020’s events, many people have rediscovered the joys of growing their own food. Food plants perfectly suited to the Harrisburg and State College, PA, areas include heirloom and innovative new varieties of traditional standbys. For example, purple cauliflower, mini watermelons, colorful squashes, and heirloom tomatoes are just a few choices that could add not only color but flavor to the landscape next year.

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