Gardening doesn’t have to be complicated. This spring, embrace your inner green thumb by introducing a few simple gardening hacks that are easy to learn and remember throughout the growing season. Impress your friends and family with these planting tips that can be used in any St. Louis backyard garden, no matter the yard size.
Coffee’s Second Life
Is Kaldi’s what gets you up and feeling good in the morning? Perfect! Your coffee grounds can be used a second time to perk up your plants. Simply add spent coffee grounds to your garden, for effective use as slug deterrent, sheet mulch, or add to your at-home composting.
Free Range Herbs
Fresh herbs can be used in everything from refreshing summer cocktails to savory home-cooked meals. Plus, it’s cool to be fresh. Easily add fresh herbs to any outdoor spaces you have by using a variety of sized of potted containers. Herbs can even be added to flower pots and hanging baskets. Some of our favorites (and easiest) herbs to grow include basil, mint, rosemary, and sage.
You don’t need a sprawling backyard garden to grow your own veggies, because many vegetables can be grown easily in pots too. Some of our favorites for container gardening? Tomatoes, eggplant, and a variety of peppers. You can also grow cut and come again greens like arugula and salad mix. Not only does growing your own ingredients save you money, you’ll have fresh food at your fingertips anytime; no trip to the grocery store required.
With so many benefits, composting is a buzzing topic in the landscaping world at the moment. When you compost, you’re recycling kitchen scraps, adding nutrients to your soil, and saving money. There are several easy at-home methods to composting, and the environment will thank you for doing it!
If you’re interested in establishing a garden area on your St. Louis property this year, our landscape crew can help. Our landscape designers can provide guidance on what to plant where, to brighten up your outdoor space with colorful seasonal displays. You can even surprise mom with some gorgeous long-lasting flowers she can enjoy well past Mother’s Day this year. Set up an initial landscape design consultation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 657-7050. We’re dedicated to bringing you quality landscaping services with a special attention to detail, native plantings, and eco-friendly practices.