Functional gardening has a lot to do with concepts such as sustainability, organic food yielding, healthy living and delicious cooking. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, remember the “kitchen garden” concept promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama. If you want to have even a better idea related to functional gardening, watch any cooking show hosted by star chefs around the world: somehow they all manage to go to the back yard and come back with a fresh bouquet of parsley, basil, thyme, mint and other spices and herbs. Lawn care Redding, CT experts already embraced these ideas and advise homeowners to think beyond aesthetics when it comes to lawn care.
Many people fear, lawn care Redding, CT experts say, that adding rows of veggies and herbs will ruin the looks of the landscape. They have one answer or you: some vegetables, in bloom, beat almost all flowers and plants in the beauty contest.
Building a functional garden on your property does indeed take time, money and effort, as you need to rethink the entire design and add the new plants and vegetables so they can blend in beautifully in the overall picture. Luckily for you, lawn care Redding, CT experts have some advice on how to achieve a kitchen garden with three easy methods.
1. Vertical Gardens
That ugly garage wall you always wanted to do something about is now your best asset: install racks with pots to grow scented herbs and even vegetables. Vertical gardens are not new. Whatever unused wall you have around, it can be completely beautified with such a vertical design, saving you ground space for your lawn to thrive.
2. Flower Beds… or Not
If you choose to plant vegetables in the existing landscape, find a larger patch of lawn and built stair-like overlapped vegetable beds. Choose their position according to color, texture and contrast with the other elements in the garden, and surround them with stone or brick edges, for a spectacular effect, landscaping Monroe, CT pros also advise.
3. Rows of Endless Joy
One interesting method is to walk the traditional path and plant vegetables in rows, just like everybody does. However, be original: between veggie rows also add rows of scented herbs and even companion plants. Choose them carefully depending on height, color, contrast and texture and enjoy a spectacular patch of healthy delicious veggies thriving before your eyes. It’s not only beautiful, but beneficial: veggies and flowers and herbs protect each other from pests and disease.