Creating a Multipurpose Garden Area for Your Home

Putting together a great home garden can be a fun project whether you tackle it solo or get everyone in the family to take part. You have quite a few options when it comes to the style and type of garden that you are creating as well. One of the decisions that people often wrestle with when they are getting ready to start a garden is determining what its purpose is going to be. Are they going to grow vegetables to supplement their groceries, or are they going to create a relaxing landscape replete with outdoor water features to help them unwind after a particularly brutal day at work?

Often, people believe that they have to choose one or the other, but it does not have to be that way. One of the things that you might want to consider doing is having a multipurpose garden that can provide you with more than just one service. Here are some thoughts on how you can do that. Of course, you should let your imagination take over once you look at your own yard. When you begin the planning stages, consider your own garden’s space and build something that’s perfect for your area.

One option to consider is to have a garden separated into different sections, separated by stone borders that can serve as pathways to help you get around to the different areas. You could use crushed rock, colored gravel, paving stones, and just about any other type of stone to create those borders and paths. One thing that you might want to do is have a larger area in the center of your garden where you could put up a small table and chairs, and perhaps an umbrella, or even garden water features of some type. This is where you can relax.

Once you have the basic layout, you will be able to determine what you want to plant in each section. Consider planting more than just one thing. You could have some vegetables in one section, and flowers in another. You might only want flowers, which is fine, but you could consider choosing flowers of different colors for each section. Growing herbs along the edge of the pathways that you may is an idea as well.

As you can see, the only thing that will limit you is your imagination and your area’s weather. Make sure that whatever you grow, you choose something that is going to crow well in your climate.

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