At Lifestyle Landscape Solutions, we are passionate about incorporating edible elements into your outdoor spaces for many reasons – they are not only practical, but can be beautiful and enhance your property! You can plant directly into garden beds, have raised planters or even create a living wall.
Edible gardens can be formal in design – we can create pockets of garden for different edible plants and trees. The framework is created using companion planting that attract bees and encourages pollination.
When installing plants or creating a new garden bed, it is wise to mark out the space for the bed and spray the area with Glyphosphate at least 2 weeks before planting. Dig the garden bed over or rotary hoe for improved drainage.
When planting, dig a hole twice the width of the root ball and loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole. As a general rule, plant trees or plants no deeper than the soil in which they were originally grown. For added growing boost you can sprinkle in some Blood and Bone, slow release fertilizer or appropriate plant food.
Install mulch to retain moisture in your garden beds. Mulch can help with weed control and will give your garden a clean, finished look. Apply a 35mm covering of mulch to the gardens and avoid contact with the plant’s stem. Mulch can be topped up regularly as it decomposes. Lifestyle Landscape Solutions can advise you on the type of mulch to install and we only use suppliers of the best quality product.
Water your edible garden at least twice a week. Giving plant a long, deep soak is more beneficial than frequent light watering. Set up drip-line irrigation and mirco spray heads, then you can directly water the plants, rather than the surrounding area. By using irrigation you can control the amount of water to different parts of your garden. If you currently don’t have irrigation in place, contact Lifestyle Landscape Solutions for a quote and more information.
Enjoy your outdoor space!