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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

Creative Ways To Finish Off A Newly Installed Flagstone Patio

by Eugene Jones

Getting a patio put in your yard can help turn your yard into one of your favorite places to spend time in, but it can be a challenge to get the space completed if you don't know what to do after the patio has been installed. Looking into the additional improvements you can make to your patio can help finish off the space and make it one-of-a-kind.

Get Paving Edging Installed

Flagstone patios are a much more natural looking option compared to concrete outdoor spaces, but this sometimes means the patio doesn't feel as contained in your yard. A great way to complete the patio space is through getting edging installed. Whether you choose to use hardscapes such as stone or brick for the edging or you opt for plastic edging, you can enjoy a finished look with edging put in.

Surround the Patio with Mulch

After you've had your patio built, you'll need to consider what to do with the space surrounding it. A good option is getting mulch put in around the flagstone patio and edging. Mulch works as a barrier between the patio and the rest of the yard, allowing for plants to grow vibrantly.

Your options for mulch vary greatly, making it a good idea to consider a few of the most common choices.

  • Gravel
  • Bark
  • Peat moss
  • Hay
  • Wood chips

Design the Landscaping for Your Patio

Working on the landscaping of your patio is important if you want the space to be inviting and easy to care for all year. While it can be tempting to go with minimal landscaping for your yard, it's more important that you stick with landscaping that you're comfortable with taking care of throughout the year and will enhance the look of your yard. For more ideas, speak with a contractor like Michael's Landscape Design.

Put In a Small Pond or Fountain

For a beautiful addition to your yard, consider getting a pond or fountain put in. Having a source of running water in your yard can help make your patio more relaxing to spend time in and add significant value to your home.

Your options  for improving the appearance of your flagstone patio are nearly endless and only limited by your own personal preferences. In order for the patio to look great and for you to enjoy the biggest improvement in appearances, look into finishing the flagstone patio with edging and following up with lush landscaping suitable for your gardening skills.