The nation has now been in lockdown for what seems like an eternity. Since March 2020, millions have been furloughed or forced to isolate at home, leaving us with plenty of time to upgrade the look and feel of our home – and the majority of us have been.
In fact, a study conducted by Aviva gives us a glimpse into home life under lockdown. Having interviewed 2,000 residents just six weeks into lockdown, Aviva found that a staggering 85% of UK residents undertook home improvement activities. Decluttering proved to be the most popular task at 56% of respondents, and gardening came a close second at 52%.
Additionally, the garden sector found consumers spent most on garden furniture, with 88 British pounds being spent on average.
Garden improvements during lockdown
Knowing many of us have spent longer in our garden than usual due to COVID-19, what improvements have we been making, and what are the current gardening trends?
1. Lawn renovation
A lawn is a great place to relax or for kids to play in, and lawn renovations are a simple and easy way to get your garden looking its best. During lockdown, many have favoured laying a new turf to get the most from their outdoor space.
But with spring already upon us, and autumn bearing in, now is the perfect time to repair any patches in your lawn with seed.