What is edible landscaping you ask? Well, it’s not exactly pulling out a fork and knife and cutting a slice of yard pie! Edible landscaping is the practical integration of food plants within an ornamental or decorative setting. By substituting plants like lettuces, blueberries, vegetables and fruit trees for otherwise unproductive plant material, the same unique – and beautiful – design is produced! We at Edge Landscape Co. have a few ideas on how to incorporate edible landscaping in to your yard design:
#1 – Any Space Will Do! You don’t need a huge yard to turn out a bevy of healthy snacks. Maximize space by turning an unused shaded area into a mushroom-producing haven or companion plant chives along a shrub’s edge.
#2 – Eat Your Veggies – Year Round! Edible landscaping can be planted throughout every season. Check out this handy planting guide for our lovely and highly desirable Zone 8 climate: https://www.ufseeds.com/learning/planting-schedules/north-carolina-vegetable-planting-calendar/
#3 – It’s Super Convenient! Forgot a tomato or potato…need to spice up a dish?! Just head out your door and you’ll have what you need at your fingertips. No need to run out to store!
#4 – Be Environmentally-Friendly! Decrease your carbon footprint with fewer runs to the grocery store. Plant fruit trees which store carbon from the environment. There is less waste because whatever you don’t eat from your edible landscape, you can compost and put back into your yard.
#5 – Too Cool For School! Impress friends and family with your home-grown goodness and environmentally savvy gardening techniques.
Get the Edge Advantage on your edible landscape today! Request your quote or more information today by contacting us at 910.616.6729 or info@EDGElandco.com.
We have The EDGE and we look forward to working with you!