Not all outdoor environments are created equal. That’s why we’ve rounded up the most basic types so the remodeler in you can adjust your outdoor plans according to the outdoor type you’re dealing with.
Lucky for you, sunny gardens make for a thriving kitchen garden. Plant it with sun-loving vegetables and herbs. You can also create a thrifty succulent and rock garden which lets you reap in the benefits with a lot less effort. Despite the sunny aspect, create shade with a pergola or patio cover.
The sun may be shy but your shady garden rewards you with ample space to lounge in and appreciate your shade-loving plants. Despite the shade, you’ll still get a hosts of colorful plants to liven up the look of your shade garden. From hostas to coleus and impatiens, you won’t run out of plants which will brighten your outdoors.
While air circulation is great, too much wind can also be tiresome. To make sure your home is shaded from too much wind force, get sturdy trees which also act as great windbreakers. To achieve a maximum effect, plant a tree-and-shrub tandem to cover both the canopy and ground. Planting it around your house’s perimeter also prevents significant soil erosion due to strong winds.
Another outdoor type which is prone to soil erosion is the hilly one. A great groundcover that allows for flowering plants and herbs makes sure your hilly soil do not erode so easily. While its main feature pose a threat, it also gives one a natural shelf which gives your plants a ready-made shelf level.
While it might make you feel helpless to have a soggy yard which seems to aspire to become a bog, you’d be surprised at the range of plants which love to have their roots nestled in soggy soil. From the majestic rhubarb to the colorful flag iris and astilbe, you won’t feel bogged down anymore with a soggy garden.