How Landscaping Your Lawn with Fruits and Vegetables Can Help You in 6 Different Ways?
There are many gardeners who plant fruits and vegetables in their backyard, planting them in between flower beds and up trellises along fences. It doesn’t take a lot of space to plant enough food to feed your family from your own garden. It is easy to get hooked on watching “Mother Nature” do her thing turning seeds into edible goodies.
There are many reasons to consider a garden.
1. A home garden saves you money on food costs.
A well-planned garden will save you money. Time.com published the impressive findings of the NGA that estimates a $600 savings annually for gardens planting a 600-square-foot garden. These figures vary depending on weather conditions, location and the gardening practices used.
2. The food is always fresh and healthier for you than packaged or canned food.
Produce from your home garden is always fresher than any store food. Compared to food that is picked early before it is fully ripe, the food gathered from your home garden can ripen completely which means it is composed of more vital nutrients.
Home gardeners can eliminate the expense of buying organic food when they can grow their own food, free from pesticides. The preservatives necessary for canned and packaged food are also removed from the diet of gardeners who eat the fresh food they harvest themself.
3. Home-grown vegetables and plants are better for the environment.
Home-grown vegetables are not being packaged, shipped or transported which saves energy resources. One Green Planet reports that food travels on average up to 1,500 miles before it arrives in the stores where it is ultimately purchased. Additionally, by growing your own fruits and vegetables, you can use “green” practices that are consistent with ecologically sound practices.
4. You can grow produce and vegetables that may not always be readily available in the stores.
Planting a home garden means you never have to go without some of your favorite foods. Like other items you can purchase, food goes in and out of style. Due to this fact, you may not always be able to easily find what you want in stores closeby. By planting a garden, you can rest assured that your favorite fruits and vegetables are on hand to satisfy your food yearnings.
5. Some perennial vegetables and fruit will come back year after year, providing food for years to come.
Some recommended perennial choices for planting are Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb, mint, strawberries, sweet potatoes, raspberries and blueberries. You can create a separate lawn space for these seasonal fruits with the help of royal decks.
6. You control what pesticides are used or not used and never have to worry about eating preservatives or waxes used on most store bought food.
Anyone interested in reducing or eliminating the preservatives they are exposed to through food additives should consider a home garden for affordable organic vegetables and fruit.
Home gardens are a practical way to eat fresh vegetables and fruit without breaking the bank. This “green” solution to eating is growing in popularity. Budget and health conscious consumers should consider planting a home garden.