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When the world came to be, millions of years ago, man proceeded hand-in-hand with the natural elements and learned how to live in harmony. But today, nature seems to have taken a backbench. Therefore, preserving Mother Nature has become an individual effort. In order to maintain the natural cycles of sustenance, small home gardening ideas or larger backyards with very low maintenance can be used.

Home garden
Backyard home garden (By https://housing.com)

Today, we will discuss home garden design ideas to fill up the spaces in your beautiful home. With a little bit of creative thinking, you can have a beautiful garden in the backyard, patio, balcony, window boxes, or even your living room.

Why do you need a home garden?

Besides the glaring need to circulate the carbon dioxide and oxygen cycle, there are multiple reasons to opt for a home garden.

  • It adds beauty to your property. Plants, climbers, and even succulents represent life.
  • They bring positive energy through plants such as Money plants, Peace lilies, Lucky bamboo, etc. while enriching your life.
  • You can grow your own vegetables, flowers to brighten up the house, and cultivate homemade spices for cooking. Herb gardens, vegetable plants, fruit foliage, and flower gardens always can reduce the cost of living.
  • They help create scenic outdoor spaces for relaxation.
  • These creates a backdrop for romantic dinners.
  • It can immensely appraise your property value. For example, if you are hoping to sell your house, a home garden adds the X-factor to appease potential buyers.

1. Let’s Evaluate the Environment before you Choose Suitable Plants and Trees

Whether you want to build a beautiful garden in your front yard or backyard, you need to analyze how much space you have available for the task.

  • A large open space – larger fruit trees such as Mangoes, Oranges, Plums, Apples, Pears, and whatnot. Plant shrubbery for blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc. Tall fig trees and Cyprus for the front yard for some shade.
  • Limited space around the pergolas and your house – smaller plants and trees. Roses and other flowering plants add a splash of color to your garden plans. A flower garden on a raised garden bed for added effect.

Evaluating the space available and the lengths to which your garden shall grow is necessary. Constricted spacing can ruin your beautiful garden design.

Before starting, check the soil. A lot of plants and trees grow best in certain soil types while withering in others. Your chosen vegetation should be compatible with the soil on your land.   

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Home gardening (By SEAN HAZEN)

If you want a herb garden or flower beds that are incompatible, then you can create a raised bed to cultivate these plants with the required type of soil.

2. Let’s have a garden patch for vegetables and herbs

Now you can create hybrids or simply choose the traditional route. Your family will always have an ample supply of freshly grown garden vegetables with no added preservatives.

Whether you have a cottage garden or a mid-century home with a beautiful open space, vegetable gardening is a beautiful hobby. You can grow tomato plants, potatoes, radishes, onions, beans, carrots, and whatnot.

Vegetable plants are relatively easy to grow. You can use a small section in your garden to grow fresh vegetables. You can also use low-maintenance terracotta pots to allow the plants to grow in the initial stages and then you can transfer them into the soil.

In your herb garden you can plant chilies, oregano, sage, and other varieties of herbs in the convenience of your garden space. A herb garden can be created using hanging baskets or container gardening as well. Since these plants take up limited space, they can be put inside the house or in a kitchen garden as you wish.

3. Get Creative with DIY Potted Plants

When designing your beautiful, useful, home garden, DIY potting techniques will definely add some flair and personal touch to your garden space.

Container gardening is using a medium such as terracotta pots, baskets, flower beds, etc. for your planting need. You can build these containers from discarded wooden pallets, broken ceramics, cement, and other low-maintenance materials.

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Vegetable home gardening (By Andrea Beck)

Container gardens are also cost-effective. If one breaks or falls apart, you have the materials handy year-round to revive the plants.

4. We can Effectively Use the Area Around Garden Sheds, Pergolas, and Trellises

Recreational structures and fencing around your garden can be utilized by using the garden space around them.

For instance, if there is a pergola or home gardening shed, or even a gazebo in your backyard you can encourage some climbers along the lengths of the wooden frames, beams, and ceiling. Greenery against the dull colors of wood and paint adds much-needed flair to the area.

Flower pots
Flower gardening pots (By growpots)

This system also works well with trellis and wooden decks. The climbers grow around the structures adding color and if these creepers and climbers happen to flower or yield pumpkins, they increase the aesthetic value of the structure by leaps and bounds.

The garden space around these garden structures can also be utilized to grow flowers, veggies, and berries that require shade from the scorching sun.

Read here about small scale gardening ideas for a budget: https://engineerinc.io/very-small-garden-ideas-on-a-budget/

5 Add an Extraordinary Aesthetic Element

With creative thinking and understanding of what will best suit your outdoor space, a large home garden provides an opportunity to explore dramatic garden accessories and water features.

Pergola
Garden Pergola (By homebnc)

A cascading, outdoor waterfall, an ornate fountain, a small duck pond, a bird feeder or birdbath, a birdhouse, a gazebo, or a beautiful seating area are all good choices to improve the aesthetic value of your outdoor space. You can place them in optimum positions and create a focal point.

You can also install a garden swing or hammock to relax in your home garden on a lazy Sunday afternoon…….

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