A spacious yard can be much more than just a pretty place to sit. Make your property unique by turning part of your yard into a gorgeous garden, growing a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Not only will it provide delicious fresh foods, but it can also blend in beautifully with an elegant landscaping design. The winter season is the ideal time to start planning the layout of yard spaces that are functional and attractive.
By planting a garden of any size, you will be adding value to your yard by making it useful and functional. Enjoy healthy, fresh fruits and veggies without purchasing them from a farmer’s market or grocery store. It isn’t about saving money on produce and herbs, but about transforming part of your yard into something truly valuable to your family.
Creating Colorful Areas
Many plants are desirable because of their vibrant colors and lush textures. There are plenty of ways to use edible plants in a landscaping design. Lettuces and cabbages are a fine example of plants that can be grown alongside grasses and flowers.
You could opt for raised beds, which can be achieved by using wooden boxes and framed areas for different plants. This is a great way to make the most of space, as well as to keep the garden organized and neat. You get a variety of heights, layers, and textures, giving the garden a lush look.
A simple way to dress up any landscape design is by adding natural materials like stones, brick pavers, and even wood. Just because you’re growing edibles doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate natural elements. Place stones around raised beds, use pavers to make walkways between plants, and add wooden trellises for vining plants to grow along.
When planning a landscape design for your yard, be sure to include an area for an edible garden. You can enjoy fresh foods, as well as a variety of colors and textures.