Combining an Edible Backyard With Entertaining

 In Landscape Design Ideas

When you think about landscaping your backyard, you’re probably imagining friends and family gathering on your porch, enjoying some quality time together outdoors.

This is nearly everyone’s dream when they landscape. But while you have imagined entertaining in your new backyard, you may not have imagined combining entertaining features with another type of landscape design: edible landscaping. Believe it or not, combining an edible backyard with entertaining can be fairly easy and bring you an immense amount of happiness.

What is Edible Landscaping?

Edible landscaping is the installation of edible plants, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, and more into either a garden or peppered throughout your landscape. Your landscaper will add plants that allow you to grow your own food, in some cases with little extra work on your end besides watering on occasion.

Why Edible Landscaping and Entertaining?

Some of the most common additions to any entertainment landscape include an outdoor barbecue, seating walls, fire pits, etc. Now imagine you have your family and friends over. You can have them walk into the backyard, choose their vegetables and/or fruits, and you can throw them on the grill or eat them by the fire. Your guests get the privilege of choosing their own food, for free, in your backyard.

Imagine how happy the kids will be if they choose a zucchini and watch you grill it, or how fun it will be for your friends to have them choose a hot pepper to add taste to their meat. Perhaps you prefer fruits, in which case your guests can pick a seasonal fruit and eat it by the fire at night.

The Combination of Two Fun Entertainment Landscapes

No matter the size of your backyard, there is going to be room for some type of edible landscape design or edible garden. While you may not have ever grown vegetables in the past, if they’re planted correctly they can be very easy to grow, healthier, and can represent fun for the whole family.

This is just one example of turning a boring landscape into an incredible one. Contact us today to find out more about our landscaping options.

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