Do you want to take up gardening but you're not sure if you have enough space on your property? Don't worry - we have got the perfect solution to this dilemma.
Below are three gardening trends that can be done in both big and small yards. Native landscape gardens, kitchen gardens, and zen gardens can easily be created using troughs or containers. This means that you can put them in any space where they can fit, whether it is a small space in your yard or even on your terrace.
Read on to find out which of these gardening trends fit perfectly with your lifestyle.
1. Create a low-maintenance native landscape garden.
For residential and commercial property owners who want a low-maintenance garden, a native landscape garden is a good choice. There are many benefits to choosing native plants for your landscape. According to the US Forest Service, they do not need as many fertilizers or extra water as non-native plants do. Many of these plants have been around even before settlers arrived, so they have adjusted well to the conditions in their environment.
There are so many native plants in Georgia that you can choose for your landscape garden. Here are a few:
- Firecracker plant - also known as the Red Buckeye. This plant looks great in the spring due to its clusters of red flowers.
- Crossvine - a vibrant plant that grows trumpet-shaped yellow and orange flowers.
- American Beautyberry - an ornamental shrub that looks especially great in the fall due to its purple fruits.
2. Keep your pantry stocked with a kitchen garden.
Another gardening trend is kitchen gardens, where you grow whatever plant you want to consume. This means you have so many you can choose from! So how do you plan a kitchen garden or vegetable garden?
First, you can choose your plants on the style of cooking you do the most. Perhaps you love pasta or Italian cuisine; you can plant eggplant, zucchini, basil, and of course, tomatoes. Or perhaps you're more partial to Mediterranean cuisine; you can make an herb garden that includes oregano, basil, thyme, sage, and rosemary. If you love dips, you can't go wrong with a salsa garden, which should include tomatoes, cilantro, onions, and jalapenos. You can even add a small lime tree for a complete salsa garden! What's great about a kitchen or vegetable garden is that it does not require a lot of space.
There are many vegetables that would grow well in containers, including lettuce, onions, sweet peppers, and tomatoes.
3. Relieve your stress with a zen garden.
Who doesn't wish for tranquility every once in a while? Zen gardens can be that perfect private space where you can enjoy some peace and quiet. The Japanese term for a zen garden is "karensansui" and is translated as dry-mountain-water. There are many world-renowned zen gardens here in the US and in other countries, but you can easily have one in your very own home.
Unlike the usual landscaping that focuses on plants and flowers, a zen garden makes use of other elements too. Of course, there are still plants present in a zen garden, but there are also other elements like rocks, moss, sand, and a water feature. With all these elements in mind, one might think that zen gardens would require a large area.
Even your terrace or a small corner in the yard is already enough space for a zen garden. You can start with a tranquil water feature under the shade. Perhaps add an herb garden for another layer of relaxation. Don't forget to add a chair or stool so that you can enjoy a tranquil afternoon. Zen gardens make a great place for meditation, where you can wash away the stress of the day.
Ready to decide which gardening trend is perfect for you? Call us today at (404) 314-1474.
Here at Bloom’n Gardens Landscape, we can help you transform that small area into a beautiful landscape. We offer three design packages for our landscape design services, including our Single Area package. Our company has been in business since 2005, and we offer only the best quality service to all our customers. If you live in the Atlanta, Buckhead, or Smyrna, GA area, call (404) 314-1474 to consult with our team of professionals.
You can also add extra features to your garden. We can do water features and custom landscape beds. You will also get to see a 2D design of the landscape we will be doing. Bloom’n Gardens Landscape has been in the business since 2005, and we offer only the best quality service to all our customers.