Part of the dream of home ownership includes starting your very own garden, flower or vegetable. Outdoor gardens serve as an additional source of aesthetic beauty for your property and offer a fun, rewarding hobby that provides psychological benefits. That’s not to mention flowers for vases and vegetables to eat.
Green spaces and gardens have been shown to improve mood and relieve stress, so consider starting one if you feel you need an outlet from the hectic business of everyday life. And, with its relatively inviting climate, the Annapolis area is an ideal place to start either type. Here are some tips to get you on your way.
Before the shovel hits the dirt, if your garden choice is the flower variety, you should find a few nearby flower shops and nurseries to spark inspiration. In Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties, you can find many options that suit that purpose. Talk with employees about what you like and how hard it is to grow them in a home garden. They should be more than happy to help. After you have a plan in order, it’s time to get to work.
For a vegetable garden, there’s no end of literature available, including specifically for the Maryland and Chesapeake Bay area, or seeds that can be bought. Whichever you choose, the beginning of your gardening hobby begins in the same way.
We’re sure you’ll love having an outdoor garden. It brings a certain life to a property that cannot be replicated in any other way.
Our homes in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties have great lots and provide many exciting opportunities for starting a one-of-a-kind garden. If you’re in the area and looking for a new home, contact Koch Homes to set up a consultation.