If you intend to set up a garden in your residence or some other space, you should first assess the space for it. This is because some plants may thrive in it but others might wilt over time. Is it a sunny spot or mostly shady? Is there a supply of clean water nearby? Are there other plants there already? Will you be transplanting the plants into the ground eventually? Or will all plants there be safely housed in pots? These are just some concerns that you need to analyze before setting up your new garden.
Two Main Types of Plants
You should know at the start that plants are generally either edible or non-edible. This is useful to know because you might want to care for just edible plants as a food source. Lots of people do this because they like to share their harvest with friends and family. On the other hand, some people just like to raise ornamentals. That way, they will enjoy looking at the urban landscape even if they can’t eat those plants. You can also share ornamental plants with others if you want to.
On the other hand, some people like to raise both edibles and non-edibles in the same space. If you are planning to do this, be sure to separate your edible plants from the non-edibles while they grow. That way, the edibles won’t be accidentally tainted by the sap from the non-edibles. You want to prevent that from happening since some ornamental plants are poisonous.
What Do Your Plants Attract?
It is good to know that your plants may attract some kinds of insects or birds. This just makes gardening more interesting. For instance, if you raise flowering plants that might attract butterflies who see the flowers as a food source. Some birds may also collect nectar from the flowers.
You might be planning to raise trees in your space instead of just small plants. If so, take note that the fruit from some trees will also attract their share of insects and birds. If there are bats nearby, they will also be attracted to fruits for their food. And of course, if people passing by see the fruits on your trees they may ask for some too.
The good news is that you can seek out experts in landscape and gardening services when you plan for a new garden. Urban Landscape Singapore can assist in selecting the right plants that would do well in your urban space. This means you can put up a “mini-farm” that you and your family can harvest from months from now. Or you may wind up with a showpiece that visitors will compliment you about when it’s completed. Either way, it will be worth it.