Some people look at a garden as a place where they can relax after a long day’s work, while others; simply want to grow fresh flowers, vegetables or plants. Regardless of which side of the fence you are, – speaking – having a garden can be quite beneficial. Indeed, it is possible to achieve both.
Basically, you want to create a serene, yet productive garden space where you can blow off some steam as you watch your plants grow before of course; harvest season.
Whether you want to throw in a classy water fountain, or perhaps, grow some fresh vegetables for healthy living; it all boils down to proper planning eventually. It is also worth noting that the site selection can determine whether or not you succeed in your project.
For instance, it would be in your best interest to select a well-drained site, with at least six hours of direct sunlight every day if you seek a bumper harvest – my favourite part when it comes to gardening as you may have noticed by now.
To break it down for you, here are the different types of home gardens, to help you figure out which works best for you.
Types of Home Gardens:
Having high expectations is fine – until of course, you expect the garden to provide all the vegetables you need from Mother Nature to feed the family. First, figure out which garden works best for your property before embarking on anything else. Here are the most popular home gardens for a modern and healthy living.
Containers gardens – for those on a budget and lack enough space for any large scale gardening project, container gardens can come in handy. All you have to do is procure pots that drain well, and you are ready to plant your seeds. With this, you not only get to skip the daunting part where you have to create the beds, but also skip the tiring weeding processes. They are also much easier to water and manage, more so for those with physical limitations.
Rooftop gardens – gardening enthusiasts will tell you that these are the in-thing and for good reason. The best part, though, is they greatly enhance a building’s aesthetics and skyline and if you’ve ever seen one; you will concur that they indeed do look great. Besides this, roof gardens also alleviate flooding, reduce noise pollution and save on energy bills by reducing the temperatures indoors. They are relatively cheap and can hold immense amounts of water.
Side yard gardens – side yards are those somewhat tricky parts between a house and the property’s demarcation. I call them tricky because they are often overlooked, significantly under-utilized and regularly used as passageways from the front to the back yards. If well used, though, side yards can be quite beneficial thanks to the low traffic in these areas. In short, you can almost always be guaranteed of a bumper harvest with side gardens.
In a nutshell, the above home gardens can greatly enhance your health quest by providing fresh vegetables and plants for consumption. Not to mention the fact that you need not fret over burning holes in your pocket considering you won’t have to buy vegetables ever – if properly executed.