Taking A Close Look At The Prevalence Of Gardening In The United States
When it comes to gardening, a great many people enjoy it all throughout the United States. It is not for nothing, after all, that gardening has become so prevalent among the different ages seen in this country. For while older generations still largely dominate the gardening world, making up more than 35% of the total gardening population, younger people are also showing a growing interest in gardening. As a matter of fact, very nearly 30% of all gardening households are made up of people who fall between the ages of 18 and 34.
After all, gardening is something that is accessible to just about anyone and everyone. Many people will choose to develop and grow a yard garden, as a yard garden is something that can be grown with a good deal of space or even with a very small amount of space. To grow a yard garden, all you really need is a yard, soil, and seeds. The yard garden is a staple garden for people all throughout the United States.
And you can buy many different types of seeds and plants to plant in your yard garden. For many people, growing vegetables in their yard garden is the ideal form of gardening, as growing vegetables and even some fruits can be very useful indeed, even saving you money in grocery shopping down the line. And growing a fruit and vegetable garden is something that can be very environmentally friendly as well, as it reduces the amount of produce that must be shipped to our grocery stores all throughout the country, something that itself can take a considerable environmental toll.
But some people might not even have space for a yard garden. If you are one of these people, this does not mean that gardening is totally off limits to you. As a matter of fact, this is not true at all. Fortunately, most people are able to own houseplants, something that has also become very commonplace in the United States, what with recent data showing that very nearly one third (around 30%, to be just a bit more specific) of all households have at least one houseplant within them. Various houseplants require varying levels of care, meaning that there is at least one houseplant out there for every person and for every home. But plants and succulents of this nature can be ideal for living in a place without enough space to cultivate a backyard garden or even a yard garden of any kind. And caring for such plants can still be very much satisfying in the emotional sense.
But if you’re confused on where to start, be it for your yard garden or your houseplants, you are not alone. There’s a lot more that goes into gardening that many people think and even choosing what plants to grow can be more complicated – or at the very least, requiring more thought – than you might think. Fortunately, there are a good many resources for those who are looking to start gardening. Going to a home garden center near you can provide you with the first step towards cultivating your green thumb. The staff working in any given plant nursery will be able to help you decide what plants you want to buy – and how you want to plant them. Ultimately, this can help you to grow the best garden out there, one that thrives during its most prominent growing season.
Choosing seasonal and native plants is something that you will also want to consider. After all, growing seasonal and native plants is ideal for a number of different reasons. For one thing, growing native plants means using less water to keep them alive – and providing less care altogether. Native plants are very much designed to grow in their native locations, allowing them to thrive with the elements instead of the elements working aginst them. This also makes them the largely more environmentally friendly option, something that many people are also considering now more than ever.
At the end of the day, starting a garden, from the indoor garden to the yard garden, is something that is growing more and more popular.