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Edible Landscaping: Creating a Garden That Looks Good Enough to Eat

Posted Jul 30th, 2019

Edible Landscaping: Creating a Garden That Looks Good Enough to Eat

We hear the term "sweet enough to eat" about babies and pets but when we're talking about gardens and edible landscaping, we are talking about beautiful plants that you can eat.

Your front and backyard can be perfect places to plant decorative food plants. Continue reading this article to learn how to create a garden that looks and tastes great.

What You Must Know About Edible Landscaping

There are a lot of things you need to think about when you're creating a beautiful yard design but when you add in the edible factor -- it gets even more exciting. You might not want to take the project on yourself and if that's the case, you can give us a call and we can help you out.

Must-Have Additions to Your Yard

You have to determine what is going to be the best choice for you and your family but some of the most popular additions are as follows:

  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Raspberries
  • Marionberry
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomato
  • Blueberry
  • Lettuce
  • Strawberries
  • Kale

These beautiful plants are enough to get you started but you shouldn't stop there. If you need other plants, don't shy away from asking questions about what you should plant in your edible landscaping space.

Here are some points for what you should consider when you're planning your new plants.

Check for any Local Laws

Before you start planting anything, you should make sure to check any of the local laws. Many people want to put edible landscaping in their front yards and there may be some question about what is allowable in different areas.

If you work with a professional landscaper, they will often know the rules of the area so you don't have to worry about unearthing everything on your own.

How Many People Are You Feeding?

Another thing to consider before you plant your edible garden is how many people you're going to be feeding. You don't want to waste any of your delicious eats because there aren't enough people around to take them.

If you still want to have a lot of plants but you don't have a lot of people, you might think about donating to a local charity or bartering with neighbours for some of their wares. There is always someone that is excited about eating fresh produce.

The news is constantly on about how the foods we eat are affecting the world and it is becoming more apparent. When you create your own beautiful edible landscape, you can do your part for the environment.

Let Us Help You Create Your Beautiful Space

If you want to create your beautiful edible landscaping, we can help you. We understand it isn't always easy to get everything put in the places that you want it.

We specialize in creating yards you'll love and in this case, we specialize in yards you can eat. Contact us today or check out our photo gallery for more.

Don't hesitate to ask us a question.

Please feel free to contact us if you have a question, would like to discuss your potential project, or desire an estimate. Start now to plan for the 2024 Spring Season!


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