While your Utah lawn remains dormant this winter you can start to make plans for next year. You may want to consider adding a garden to your landscape in the spring. There are many different benefits to adding a garden to improve the look and health of your lawn and your landscape during the summer months when you get to enjoy your lawn.
One of the first decisions that you will need to make is whether to have a flower garden or a vegetable garden. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages. Vegetable gardens take a lot of care and need to be placed in the right type of soil in order to provide an adequate harvest. Flower gardens look beautiful but can often take a lot of care to keep healthy. You must determine how much time and effort you will be able to put into your new garden to determine what type is beneficial for you.
Another aspect of Utah lawn planning when considering a garden is where it will go in terms of landscaping. If you have an overall idea of what your lawn will look like you have to determine where your garden should be placed. You need to determine sunlight, shade, and watering aspects based on the type of garden you want, the amount of sun and shade it will need, and how you want your garden to fit into your overall landscape.
One benefit of having a vegetable garden as opposed to a flower garden is decreasing food costs. Being able to grow a small vegetable garden that helps to feed your family will decrease the amount of food that you need to buy on your shopping trips. And food that you have grown yourself always seems to taste so much better compared to store-bought vegetables.
If you don’t have the right type of soil or have issues with too many trees in your yard you may want to look into the aspects of a container garden. Many people who have small lawns or live in apartments have started to realize the benefits of a container garden. These containers take up less room than a regular garden and can be removed as necessary to make sure that the vegetables receive the sunlight they need. Container gardens are also great for growing herbs or flowers and improve the beauty of a home.
Time moves quickly and before you know it your Utah lawn will need to be cared for. Take this brief break that you have to determine what changes you may want to make to your lawn such as adding a flower or vegetable garden to improve the look and efficiency of your property. If you have any lawn questions or concerns you can always contact Turf Plus any time of year for expert advice.