Gardening in small spaces
Just because you have a small outdoor space to work with, doesn’t mean you can’t beautify your green space. First, you want to come up with a plan. Understanding where the sun hits, for how long and where the shady areas are will help determine plant selection and placement.
Use a garden box. You may be working with a patio space or a landscape with unsuitable soil for thriving growth. Though we all dream of beautiful acres with plenty of sun and quality soil, this is not the case for many of us. Don’t fret and let’s make use of the space you have. By using garden boxes you are able to create an atmosphere for optimal yield for vegetables or herbs while working with the right layout for you space. Most plants need a solid 6+ hours of sun to thrive and you will want to make sure you are planting them where they will get this.
When working with a small space, don’t be afraid to grow upwards! Vertical gardens are popular and offer a beautiful esthetic. Using plants that grow upwards like ivy can be a beautiful way to add greenery without taking up too much space.
Another tip when picking out plants is knowing the size of when it’s fully grown. What may look small while purchasing at a greenhouse can double or triple in size with the coming years.
This bring us back to planning! We know this can sound overwhelming but this is where we come in. Send us an email or give us a call and we will be happy to help plan and execute the perfect garden space for you regardless of the size of your outdoor space.