Thinking About Starting a Garden? Here are a Few Facts You Need to Know First


Do you own a home? Do you wish that your yard was a little bit more attractive? If you answered yes to both of these, then you might want to think about taking up gardening. Though it might seem like something that would take too much work, did you know that the average gardener spends five hours each week cultivating his or her garden? Depending on the type of garden you are interested in and the plants you choose to add to your landscaping design, it might even take you less time. Here are a few facts about garden design and landscape design you should know before visiting a plant nursery.

Forest gardening, which was originally a plant based food production system, is the world’s oldest form of gardening. Forest gardens actually originated in prehistoric times along jungle clad river banks and in the wet foothills of monsoon regions. In the very gradual process of families improving their immediate surroundings, useful species of trees and shrubs were identified, protected, and nurtured while undesirable and dangerous species were eliminated. Over time, species of plants that might not be native to a certain region were also selected and incorporated into these growing gardens.

Though those original gardens were more often than not a means of food production and survival, these days gardening is used for much different purposes. Gardening provides a lot of people with a much needed connection to nature in a world that has become obsessed with technology and disenchanted with the outdoors. Visiting a plant nursery in your area to find a few starter plants can be an exciting and even therapeutic process.

If you live in a small space, like an apartment or a row house, you might think that you do not have the ability to garden. Well, you would be wrong. Community gardens are becoming popular with those who do not have land or space to garden at home. If you live in an apartment and do not have access to a community garden, you might be able to cultivate a container garden. Did you know that approximately 11 percent of Americans who live in smaller spaces are container gardeners? The best part about container gardens is that you have a lot of choice when it comes to the plants that you choose to grow. Not surprisingly, the tomato is the most popular vegetable grown in home gardens can can even be cultivated in a container garden.

No matter what kind of garden you choose to grow, be it a container garden, a vegetable garden, or a flower garden, make a trip to your local plant nursery as soon as possible so you can get started.


Shane Brown 31-12-2013, 09:09

i have been thinking about starting a container garden. i think that i am really going to do it now

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