Whether you're an experienced gardener or just dipping a toe into the dirt, springtime offers the perfect opportunity to try something new. Check out 3 types of gardens to try this spring and choose the one that best suits your home and gardening style!
- A Vegetable Garden
Vegetable gardens can be a bit daunting for new gardeners. However, there are plenty of easy-to-grow veggies that even first-time gardeners can manage. Plus, once you get a vegetable garden going, you can easily swap out the types of plants you include each year and graduate to more difficult—and more delicious—varieties as you become more comfortable with it.
Some of the easiest vegetables to grow include lettuces. Many lettuce varieties are not only tasty and healthy, but look great in your garden beds, too! Root vegetables like carrots, radishes, and turnips are also very easy to cultivate. Try pumpkins and zucchini as well—but watch out for squash bugs that may try to infect your crop. And don't forget to add compost for a more abundant harvest!
- A Succulent Garden
The succulent craze continues! These tiny adorable plants are perfect if you live in a dry, arid region, and you're looking for a visually stunning garden style. You can actually combine the aesthetics of rock gardens and Zen gardens with your succulent garden, since these lovely little plants look especially fetching when contrasted with pebbled paths, fine mulch, mosaics of decorative stone, or sand carefully combed with rakes.
Pair smaller succulent varieties with larger succulents like cacti, which come in a broad range of dramatic shapes. Most cacti also flower, so you should take the flower forms and colors into account when planning the garden. Choose varieties of succulents that will thrive in your area and pay close attention to the watering needs of each plant you place.
- A Water Garden
If you have moisture issues and stormwater management problems on your property, a water garden could end up being both beautiful and practical for you. A water garden can help to channel and collect rainwater in a beneficial way. You can dig out an area for a pond or pool, line it, and select an array of submerged plants, edge plants, and floating plants to live there. Be sure that you select native varieties and not invasive species of water plants.
We recommend consulting with one of the friendly experts at Kurtz Bros. before you begin creating your water garden, so you can get the best advice on placement and water management. You can also visit our website to obtain the fresh soil, tools, and other supplies you need to begin gardening this spring.