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Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

Hello, I am Monica Grimbles. I recently tore up all of the grass outside of my home to create a fully edible landscape. The ability to eat all of the plants growing in my garden helps my family's journey to self-sustainability. After all, relying on the supermarket may not always be an option. Even if it is, the food you grow in your yard just tastes and feels so much better. I also like that I do not have to tend the grass to keep the yard green. I change out the plants each year to keep the yard looking fresh and renewed. I will share my plant selections, planting techniques and tools on this site to help others create an edible landscape. I will also discuss all of the ways our professional landscaper helped out with this fun project. Please come back soon.

Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

Thinking Of A Japanese Garden? Here Is What You Need To Buy

by Eugene Jones

If you're beginning to plan your landscape with your landscape designer, you might be thinking of how to put together all the plants and trees so that you'll enjoy some peace and tranquility when the design is finished. A Japanese garden offers this and more. Look over the various shapes and sizes with your designer to choose your desired look. This guide helps to explain the items you can expect to purchase when you have your landscaper design a Japanese garden.

Various Plants and Trees

A Japanese garden doesn't necessarily need pants and trees from the Asian region. In fact, you can choose any type that you want as long as they are small to medium size. However, bonsais are perfect for providing the overall Japanese garden feel. Some examples of the types of vegetation to choose include:

  • annual flowers
  • colorful ground cover
  • small shrubs
  • small trees
  • moss

Your landscape designer will arrange the vegetation in a way such that no plant over-shadows the other. This means that taller plants will be in the back and around the perimeter of the garden and the medium to smaller ones are planted in the center.

Several Rocks and Boulders

Stones are a huge part of the Japanese garden style. Ask your landscape designer to incorporate various sizes of rocks and boulders sporadically throughout the garden.

Ask them to add pebbles or river rock throughout the garden as well to create a scene that makes you feel as if you are near a waterfall or lake.

A Soothing Water Feature

Include a water feature in the design. A great example is a babbling brook or a stream with river rock in the bottom that runs throughout the garden, between the plants and trees. Expect to hire an electrician to install the electrical pump so that the water flows over the rocks and throughout the garden.

The Right Outdoor Furniture

Keep the furniture in your Japanese garden simple. An outdoor bench with an Asian design is all you need. Overloading the area with furniture clutters up the garden, which takes away some of the Zen ambiance.

Another option is a small round table with two chairs so that you and a friend can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the garden.

Work with a landscape designer like All Season Landscaping to choose the right Japanese garden plants, rocks, pebbles and furniture. Ask the designer how to keep the babbling brook or creek clean, as well as what the proper care method is for the plants to keep them looking great for years to come.