Are you wanting to stretch your green thumb this summer? Whether you have acres of land to plant a garden on or a modest condo with limited space, there are gardening solutions for everyone. Although the ideal time to plant has passed, it’s still possible to create a garden. Make the most of your summer and grow some grub.
Here are 5 ideas for growing a garden anywhere:
This garden project is ideal for patios or small backyards. Get your hands on an old pallet and turn it into a beautiful herb garden in just a few steps. This not only adds greenery to a small space, it gives you bragging rights when you cook from your friends. It’s always more impressive when the basil is from your garden. Learn how to build a pallet garden >>
Colorado isn’t know for having the best soil, in fact many areas have primarily clay soil, which is not ideal for gardening. You can spend hours tilling compost into your native soil or you can build a raised bed and fill it with water soil you would like. This solution is ideal for front yard gardens or around the edges of a large back yard. Learn how to build your own raised bed >>
Add some color to the indoors or your patio with unique planters. With a seemingly endless variety of planters on the market and countless ideas to customize them, you can truly make this project your own and add personality to your space. Learn what plants are best for pots >>
If you live on acreage, or live near a community garden you can get a spot in, you can plant yourself quite the bounty. Please note: vegetable gardening isn’t for the weak hearted, and takes a lot of work, but if you’re game the reward will be worth it. Home grown veggies are delicious, nutritious and worth bragging about. Learn how to start your vegetable garden >>
Just a Slice
If you want to just get your feet wet in the world of gardening or if you aren’t ready to sacrifice too much space, you can donate just a slice of your outdoor space to a garden. Convert a strip next to the drive, the back corner of the back yard or around your patio into a beautiful garden. Starting small sets you up for a successful gardening summer. Get your shovels out and get going >>
Gardening may not be easy but it gives you time outside, to yourself or with your family, whichever you choose. Gardening is good for the soul and good for curb appeal. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
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