Choices in Gardens...Tips To Help You Choose the Right One For You

Thinking about gardens to enhance your landscape? The first thing you should consider is what kind you would enjoy the most. There are many varieties, and sometimes it can be difficult to decide on just one. However, by narrowing it down, you will make the gardening experience easier on yourself as well as the plants.

If all your plants are similar, then it shouldn't be too terribly difficult to care for them all. Below are some of the main ideas to keep in mind when making your decision on the perfect one for you.

If your main goal is just to have something nice and pretty to look at in your yard, you will want to create your flower garden. These are usually filled with perennials . Perennial flowers stay healthy all year-round. Because they are very hardy, they're basically weeds, but much prettier to look at.

It depends on your location and climate which flowers are considered perennials . Just by doing a quick internet search, you will certainly find a list of perennials for your area that will bring you the look your want. They usually only require work in the planting stages; after the planting is done, the flowers will take care of themselves.

The only downside is that you don't have flowers right away to show for all the hard work. Another option here, however, is to plant annuals. You have the beauty of flowers right away but these have to be replaced with each new season.

Another choice is to grow vegetables. It will require a little more work and more research than planting just flowers, but can be very rewarding. Different vegetables prosper at different times of the year, so no matter what time of the year it is, you can find at least one vegetable to grow and enjoy almost every day of the year! To aid in expandability, keep in mind that you will be adding more types of vegetables later. Once all your current crops are out of season, you won't be stuck without a place to put the new ones. This choice is perfect for people who want some produce but don't want to devote a significant amount of time perfecting it.

The most difficult to grow? Fruit. It definitely requires high-maintenance as well as much more work. Many more pests are attracted to these types because of the sweetness of the fruit. You also have to deal with having just the right soil and fertilizer, and you also have to deal with choosing a pesticide that won't cause illness to those who eat the fruits.

It probably won't produce fruits year-round, either. The soil needs to be just right for plants to grow, and planting a different crop during its off-season could be detrimental to the growth process. If you are willing to put a lot of work and energy into maintenance, then a fruit garden would be an excellent choice for you.

Now that we've pointed out the differences between the main garden types, we hope you can make an easier, better decision for one you'll enjoy. Basically, the type comes down to what you enjoy, vegetables, or produce. Remember to keep in mind how much work and time you are willing to put into this project. Just make sure you don't get in over your head!

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