Herb Garden Design need not be something which is for your entire garden it may be an addition to your existing garden or just some pots and containers placed in strategic positions.
When looking at the design my first consideration is always to ask why and what am I doing this for. Simple question but necessary as we often forget why we are thinking Herb Garden Design. Most of us will be looking at our garden and thinking we could put some helps in there, but think what do we want to use them for? What herbs do we use in our cooking and will we get some benefit from growing them here.
No point using up our garden space on a Herb Garden if we are not going to use the herbs, I do realise that a herb garden can in itself look quite stunning and also have some magnificent flowers and fragrances but the point is to use the herb in some practical fashion, mostly cooking but perhaps medicinal.
Once we know what kind of herbs we use in our cooking and want in our garden we need to find out if they will grow in our climate. We need not worry too much about the soil or drainage here as Herb Garden Design lends itself to using containers. A quick visit to our blog site will show some examples of how this can look and be achieved.
Local Garden centres will normally only stock those varieties of herbs which grow in the local area so this is an added safeguard to ensure your project is not a disaster by planting herbs that will not grow.
Containers laid out and spaced with or on some gravel walkways as I have said can make for a quite stunning look and have the very positive advantage of being easy to maintain. Also if you have limited space but want a few herbs this is a great way to fit them in.
A lot of herbs are extremely sturdy and once planted in open soil will spread and can be difficult to manage if not given attention on a regular basis, containers also eliminate this problem by leaving only the area of the container available and also they are very easy to empty and start again.
A practical herb garden design will provide the right amount of the right herbs for you in a short period of time and will provide growth for years to come. For more ideas suggestions and support visit our blog site.