What would you think of two gardens with dissimilar appearances besides the fact that they sprout different kinds of plants? The “look” would be the most obvious answer. Good-looking gardens often contain flourishing flowers of different colors. With herbs, people tend to think that imitation of this kind of design isn’t possible. The truth is, you actually can do it. There are certain herbs that grow attractive flowers, and all you have to do is know which herbs they are so you can place them in such a way that they beautify your garden. By doing that, you’ll have a beautiful garden without sacrificing usefulness.
Designing an herb garden requires you to go beyond how it’s going to look like. First off, you’ll have herbs – so you’ll be using these herbs. If you want a garden just to make your backyard look great for visitors, then perhaps you’d be better off with other kinds of plants. If your sights are set on an herb garden, however, you will have to go back to the following basics.
Seeds: Knowledge of which herbs grow in your area would be good so as to not render your seedlings useless. There are some herbs that will not survive colder or warmer climates, and you have to know which ones do not thrive where you are. Soil is another problem – if your soil is not good for herb growth, you’ll fail. Research different kinds of herbs to know which herbs can grow in your location. Better yet, go to a nearby shop and purchase your seeds, rather than purchasing them online.
Sunlight: Plants need an adequate amount of sun – this includes herbs. Herbs don’t grow that tall, so you have to consider where you’ll place them. They will need to be placed in an area where they can get a reasonable amount of sunlight without being overshadowed by taller trees or plants. Don’t give them too much sun either or they’ll just wither away and die. Herbs need to be put under the sun for a time, and then placed back into the shade. This is where indoor herb gardens really make it easy. Herbs can be placed in the windowsill for them to absorb sunlight, then removed from sunshine after a little while.
Space: Herbs tend to grow strong roots. You will have to take root space into consideration since you can’t resist planting another herb after your first successful herb. With multiple herbs, space them evenly to avoid competition for sunlight and soil.
Before thinking of your herb garden designs, there are a lot of things that you’ll need to consider. These things won’t really require you to be intelligent – just diligent.
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