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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

3 Landscaping Tips For Your Garden

by Eugene Jones

When deciding on the specific steps of how to design your landscaping, it is common to make mistakes that you only end up realizing after the job is done. These three basic tips will allow you to make the most of your landscaping and have a beautiful garden to enjoy.

Plan your landscaping around the environment

Many people make the mistake of planning their garden without realizing that their vegetable or garden patch ends up being in a space that gets very little sunshine. For good growth you'll need about half a day of sun exposure so make sure you put any vegetable or flower beds in an appropriate space. You don't want to install a bed only to realize afterwards that the sun is missing the area and the plants won't grow. On the other end, don't install a bed in a place where it is exposed to the sun all day long. You want a space that has some exposure to sun and some exposure to the shade.

Give appropriate space for your plants

If you're installing a large plant in your garden then make sure that there is enough soil space for the roots of your plant to grow. Do not plant a tree in a space that is only large enough for flowers as you won't be giving enough space for the roots to grow over the long term. Keep in mind that plants can easily double or triple in size over the course of a few years, even though they might look small when you buy them. Likewise, don't waste large spaces with small flowers. Plan out your space wisely and use the given space for the best plant possible.

Use the soil space to avoid the weeds

If you do install a large plant and have excess soil around it then don't just leave that space bare. You can use that soil space to plant things like perennials and annuals or simply install some ground cover like mulch or stones on the given space. If you leave the space empty, then it is likely that weeds will grow there, which might create more gardening work for you in the long run. It is best to put that space to good work and optimize the soil you have for your benefit. Contact a business, such as Landscape Irrigation Experts, for more information about taking care of your yard.   

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