Creating a Unique Design for Your Self-Sustainable Homestead Garden

Creating a Unique Design for Your Self-Sustainable Homestead Garden

Garden Design
Thirty-five percent of American households are growing food at home or in a community garden, according to reports by the National Gardening Association. Providing high-quality food for your family all year-round takes foresight and simple planning - not to mention, a healthy dose of groundwork and commitment. Today, more young individuals and families are becoming involved in growing and eating their own food from their homestead now more than ever. As a result, many are looking to improve their gardens design and create a space for maximum efficiency. So, do you dream of growing a self-sufficient living on a homestead? Not sure where to start or how to build your design? Here’s how to create a unique design for you self-sustainable homestead garden. Planning Your Homestead Garden People say that…
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Green Really Hits the Roof!

Container Gardening, Garden Design, Outdoor Living, Roof Gardening
Rooftop gardens is a method of gardening we are starting to hear more and more about. And not only in your typical high rise city, like Chicago's City Hall who's gardens on the roof are open to the public by appointment. The gardens were built as part of an EPA study and initiative to combat the urban heat island effect and to improve urban air quality. There is also, London's secret treasure, Kensington Gardens,  a protected historic preservation site. These rooftop gardens were created on top of what was a department store in 1932 to give shoppers a scenic resting spot. Whether it is a green quiet getaway or a garden for raising your own food you can grow if your structure can support the garden's weight. The sky is…
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Japanese Garden Design

Garden Design
A Japanese Garden is full of mystery, nature and serenity. Just as landscape gardens of the West followed historic points of reference such as Classical Garden Design, Traditional Garden Design, English Garden Design on up threw Modern Garden Design, the Japanese garden tradition has a history that followed the trends and lifestyles of their location and times. It would be very pretentious to copy directly a Japanese Garden, although there was actually a style of Japanese Garden Design that did just that. We will highlight how you could build and apply the Japanese or Zen Garden style to your own home. Japanese Garden History Asuka period (538-710)-gardens were an expression of Buddhism and Taoism. Small gardens were reflections of spiritual themes or miniaturizations of the large mountainous regions of China…
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