The word “garden” can mean many things. It can refer to an actual outdoor garden, which most people probably know as a lawn, or flower garden. It can also mean the space outside your home where you grow and nurture small plants and flowers. It can even mean the space that surrounds your home and houses your plants.
Most people think of gardens as having flowers, plants and trees in them. They are perfect for growing any kind of plant. You can grow vegetables in 1 garden, flowers in another, and so on. But not all flowers and plants belong in one garden. In fact, many plants actually grow best outdoors in full sun, in large spaces, with the soil nutrients they need for their growth in mind.
The most common type of garden you will find in homes, schools, businesses and organizations is what is called a “class 1” garden. This means it is an area that has the proper conditions needed for certain types of plants. Class 1 gardens are typically planted with more importance placed on the environmental aspects of the plant than anything else. A class 1 garden should not use pesticides or dangerous chemicals.
If you plan on gardening indoors, a class 2 garden would be ideal. Class 2 gardening is not as intensive as class 1 gardening but still takes proper care of the environment. If you have grown flowers or vegetables in your garden before, you know how much sunlight, water and nutrients each plant needs. However, if you are growing vegetables or flowers indoors for the first time, you may need to go over the garden with a fine tooth comb to determine how much of each you are getting. This may mean that you have to buy more supplies or have a gardener come by and fertilize the area for you.
A water garden, or hydro-sprab garden, is another option that many people new to gardening choose. A water garden consists of several plants that are planted in pots and grow in response to the amount of water the pond or lake can provide. The plants use the available water to grow and bloom. If you do not have a pond or lake available, a water garden can be installed on any flat surface. This will allow you to have a natural looking garden that gets its water from a source other than your garden.
No matter which method you choose for gardening, you will have plenty of options to fit into your planned space. You can plant anything you would like in your garden and get many different results. Even if you have a small plot of land, you can arrange your plants in ways that work for you. You can arrange flowers and plants so that they take the most sun or shade or arrange your garden so that certain plants are more abundant than others.