By Rebecca Peck / 26-09-2017
Kindred has been working with Scotts Miracle-Gro most recently to promote the rise, and the benefits, of a mobile garden.
Despite 46% of millennials moving rental property on average every three to four years, this age group are investing in gardens that can be easily transported – a practical and rewarding solution to many who may be destined to a lifestyle of renting.
We surveyed over 2,000 people, and the research found that for 86% of millennials, renting actively encourages them to create a garden so they can make their space ‘more their own’. Two thirds (65%) are driven by the desire to have an area to relax and unwind.
Over half of Generation Rent (54%) have reported creating a mobile garden in their leased property – across spaces as varied as balconies, rooftops and courtyards – with a further 51% of this audience considering one for the future.
So, fear not if you’re without bountiful outdoor space – here are Scotts Miracle-Gro’s top tips for achieving a mobile garden:
- Climbing clematis will help to take over a space and mask railings
- Choose hardy flowering plants for exposed areas like balconies. Marigolds are perfect for brightening city spaces, and pansies and lavender are happy in sun and shade.
- Gro-bags are a great way to cultivate vegetables in a small space including peppers and tomatoes.
- Planters on railings create a more private space, can be removed easily and do not leak water.
- Gro-ables herbs and lettuce mixes in pots for cooking and botanical cocktails.