Creating edible landscape planting and maintenance can be a lot of work in the beginning but it pays off with all the fresh rewards. Planting and growing your own food will be your reward for all your work.
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Edible Landscape Planting and Maintenance
Edible landscapes are fun, challenging, and as unique as each individual who owns them.
When the time comes to do the planting, you will likely be putting in a great amount of physical effort, and that will continue as you maintain your new, beautiful space. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your edible landscaping experience.
Keep Your Design in Mind
As you begin to plant your edible garden. It may be tempting to take shortcuts when you are weary from all the back-breaking physical labor, but you will thank yourself afterward if you decide against skipping essentials.
Keep a small sketch of your plans in front of you to inspire you and help motivate you as you work in your new garden area.
When your edible landscape is finally ready, consistency is the key. Your routines will keep it in good working order, and allow it to thrive. Keep your edible landscaping maintenance high on your priority list, wihtin reason of course.
Have a certain time set aside to water your plants and check on each of them. This will benefit you and ensure that your paradise does not wither away.
Enlist in Help
Enlist the help of each family member. Perhaps each one could be responsible for a certain portion of the garden, or certain plants within the landscape.
If you live alone, find out if anyone you know would be willing to come by and help you out every now and then. Many people would be more than happy to do so, especially if you are bartering their time for some of your delicious, fresh produce.
Deal with Issues Immediately
If something goes wrong with your edible landscape, deal with the problem immediately. Never leave issues, even minor ones, as they can spread and become major within a small period of time.
Plant diseases, bugs, and other pests can quickly become an overwhelming problem. Keep your landscape well maintained and healthy in order to reap its full benefits.
Edible landscape planting and maintaining is a lot of work, but with it comes great rewards. A little effort goes a long way, and an edible landscape is certainly worth all the time and effort that you put into it. Sticking to your design helps you keep everything in order, and consistently caring for it afterward ensures that you will have it around for many years to come.
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Ashley is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, turned homesteader, living in Canada. I have been homeschooling for years and love it. Now my children and I get to learn about and help others homeschool and be able to provide for their families and teach our children about where their food comes from.