Are You Planning a Garden for Next Summer?
To say that the process of having a successful garden was a process would be an understatement. In fact, you have spent some significant time trying to help your now 16 year old daughter successfully produce a garden. The first year her grandfather gave her some tomato plants that he had started in his green house during the winter and spring. Those plants were productive, but the family two week vacation took their tool.
The next summer your daughter convinced your husband to build her a raised garden in the back yard. The fact that you had recently paid to remove a large tree meant that you had one corner of space that was perfect for the raised bed, so your husband agreed. Nearly five hours one weekend and as much as $120 invested, your husband completed the project.
Your daughter was super excited when she came home and found the finished project. She purchased packets of seeds, planted them, labeled the rows, and was more than proud of herself. She did not, however, water these new seeds nearly enough though, so as much as the cute plants stacks looked, nothing really grew. All told, she harvested two radishes. One big enough to eat, the other not. That summer, the neighbor gave your daughter three tomato plants and those again had great success. In fact, clear into the school year, you were able to get tomatoes on a fairly regular basis.
A second planting in the garden that first summer included some sale zucchini plants from a closing plant nursery and various kinds of peppers. And while those plants did pretty well, the birds made a quick meal of these green morsels and that was that.
A Landscaping and Design Company Can Help You Make Plans for Garden and Green Spaces on Your Property
Whether you are a first time home owner looking for advice about the easiest to care for landscaping or you are working on redoing the landscaping the at a commercial property that you have owned for years, it often makes sense to make sure that you get the professional advice that you need. Consider some of this information about the value professional of landscaping and design:
- 90 million households participated in do-it-yourself gardening and lawn activities last year, including indoor and outdoor projects. That number represents nearly 75% of all U.S. households
- 97% of real estate agents recommended landscaping as one of the top five home improvement recommendations. This recommendation is in response to the fact that a homeowner can expect a 215% return on investment (ROI).
- Even spending as little as 5% of a home?s value on landscaping may get an ROI of as much as 150%.
- 92% of those adding plants to their yards are choosing plants that are native to the region.
- $36.1 billion is the amount of money spent on lawn and garden services and supplies in the year 2015, according to recently released results of the annual National Gardening Survey.
- Tall shade trees can reduce summer energy bills by as much as 20% because they block light.