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Establishing your 2024 Garden Resolutions

December 21, 2023

Revamping your garden in 2024 offers an exciting opportunity to breathe new life into your outdoor space and enhance its beauty. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, setting garden resolutions can help shape a vision for your green haven.


At Sheridan Nurseries, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your gardening goals, and here are some tips to establish your 2024 garden resolutions.

Reflect on Past Successes and Challenges

Begin your 2024 gardening journey by reflecting on the previous year’s achievements and areas that may have presented challenges. Understanding what worked well and what could be improved upon forms a solid foundation for setting realistic resolutions. Here are some prompts to move into a flourishing 2024 gardening season:

  • What plants thrived in your gardens? What plants needed additional help? Were they lacking sunlight, water, nutrients?
  • What do you want from your 2024 garden? Are you looking to harvest fresh-cut flowers, herbs, and/or vegetables? Are you looking to create additional privacy with instant impact shrubs or trees?
  • How much time do you want to spend nurturing your garden? In 2024 will you have enough time to support your plants growth?
  • What colours do you want to see throughout your garden and landscape?
Set SMART Goals

Identify specific objectives for your garden in the upcoming year using the SMART goals framework. In setting Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely goals you can feasibly ‘Never Stop Growing’.


For example: in 2024 I want to purchase and nurture 5 new native Ontario plants throughout my garden so that by the end of summer I attract visually more pollinators.

Prioritize Sustainability

Consider integrating sustainable practices into your garden resolutions. Incorporate eco-friendly approaches such as water conservation, plating native Ontario plants, pollinator-friendly plants, and using natural or organic fertilizers, pest controls and soils. Embracing sustainability not only benefits the environment but also promotes a healthier garden ecosystem to help your plants flourish.


Experiment with New Plants and Varieties

Expand your gardening horizons by experimenting with new plants or varieties that you haven’t previously cultivated. Explore diverse species, vibrant flowers, or unique foliage that could add texture and color to your garden landscape. With rising environmental changes, consider choosing varieties that are heat-resistant or drought proof to ensure their longevity.

Plan and Organize

Develop a comprehensive garden plan for the year ahead. Outline timelines for planting, maintenance tasks, and any landscaping projects you wish to undertake. Organizing your garden activities in advance helps streamline the process and ensures you stay on track throughout the year.

Stay curious and continuously expand your gardening knowledge. Explore gardening blogs, Pinterest pages and attend workshops or seminars at your local Sheridan Nurseries Garden Center.


At Sheridan Nurseries, we’re on a mission to help you to Never Stop Growing. As you establish your 2024 garden resolutions, our team is here to provide expert advice, quality plants, and the resources you need to transform your garden dreams into a thriving reality. Here’s to a flourishing year of gardening!