With the right plant selection and proper care, your backyard can be a great source of fresh produce and organic ingredients. Instead of tending to purely decorative grasses and flowers, consider growing vegetables and planting fruit-bearing shrubs, herbs, and edible plants. You can even rotate your crops every season to take advantage of the weather and enjoy various delightful treats all year-round.
Water conservation is one of the most important environmental issues today. As clean water becomes scarcer, especially in times of drought, people try to find ways to get clean water wherever they can. Most people rely on water utility companies, but there has been a growing interest in generating clean water by harvesting it from rain.
Whether you are new to raised bed gardening or already a pro, you can always use a few tips on soil conditioning and maintenance. Like any garden soil, you need to restore the depleted nutrients in the soil of your raised garden beds. Although you can always add organic fertilisers, they’re not an end-all-be-all answer to your soil quality. Soil in raised garden beds typically needs to be replaced after a few years, but by following the tips below, you won’t have to replace your soil at all.