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Gardening is like therapy for the soul. Some people don’t feel like their house is a home without plants and greenery growing at home. If you live in a house with a front or back yard, setting up a garden needs some planning and effort. However, if you don’t have access to that much outdoor space, you might feel dejected.
Thankfully, you don’t have to. Even if all the space you have is inside your home, you can still look after the beauty that nature has to offer. There are many types of gardens you can set up with the resources you have available. So whether your home is an apartment, a house, or even a mobile home, you can enjoy pottering around your garden. So what are the different styles of garden you can set up?
If you have a small apartment or house, you can set up a container garden. Here, you choose beautiful containers and choose plants and flowers that don’t require extensive space. You can position the containers anywhere that receives sunlight. This means you can watch your plants bloom right on your bedroom window if you want to.
Container gardening is also a great way to introduce kids to gardens and taking care of plants. Letting your child have their little container garden can teach them about the magic of plants, the beauty of nature when flowers bloom, and the hard work that it takes to get food on their table. It also teaches them the values of responsibility and hard work.
If you don’t have any outdoor space to grow the flowers and plants you want, don’t fret. Hydroponics is a new way to garden, and it takes into account the essential things a plant needs. To grow, a plant needs wind, a sturdy base, food, water, and sunlight. Hydroponic gardens are usually set up indoors with artificial light replacing the sun.
You install fans that mimic the wind indoors and use soil alternatives like cocopeat. Finally, for food, you use a range of hydroponic fertilizers to ensure your flowers bloom and grow. Hydroponics is an art as well as a science and gives you complete control over your plants. This is a great way to set up a garden, especially for those who like to understand the science and biology behind their hobbies.
Landscape gardens are gardens that are set up to look visually appealing. These types of gardens are organized and planned out and have a definite structure to them. A landscape garden is perfect for those who have access to a large plot of land and would like to put some sort of seating into their gardens.
When making plans for your landscape garden, make sure you look up local laws regarding the different installations you can put in your garden. Some exotic plants are invasive, so check about your local laws before your growing flowers bloom and spread their seeds all over the area.
Backyard gardening is for those who have access to a small backyard without space to landscape. You can set up small, fenced-off areas in your yard to segregate your plants and trees. One advantage of this type of garden is that you can grow fast-growing fruit trees like berries, apples, and peaches. These fruits mature in under five years.
If you have space available, you can also set up a small chicken coop in your garden. Chickens are a great addition to any backyard garden as they help keep your garden free from pests and provide free fertilizers. Additionally, chickens also produce eggs so that you can have a fresh supply of eggs all year long!
When you have only narrow spaces or even a balcony available to you, it might get challenging to visualize growing. However, you can use the underutilized vertical space in your home to maximize how much area you have for your garden. There are several ways you can set up a vertical garden. One of these is aeroponics, an offshoot of hydroponics.
You can also choose to plant creepers like tomatoes and beans in troughs on your balcony if you don’t want to invest in an aeroponics setup. While you might not be able to grow trees or large plants like that, you can still grow a productive garden and harvest fresh, organic produce for your home and family.
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