Garden Design Ideas, Tips, and Inspiration
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Whether you live in town or the country, privacy in and around your home can be an essential part of comfort, peace, and well-being. As gardeners, we naturally look to achieve this with plants. Yet traditional hedges just don’t fit the bill for everyone.
You may have heard the term “regenerative” as it applies to farming. Regenerative agriculture is the conservation of land through processes that improve our soil, preserve our water, and enhance biodiversity. These processes often mimic those found in nature, and with a shift of behavior, farmers can lessen and ultimately eliminate their dependence on pesticides and fertilizers. Regenerative practices not only apply to agriculture systems; they can also be brought home to our own gardens.
When the time came for me to transform a 90-year-old putting green into a perennial garden on my family’s three-generation plot, I froze. As a designer, I usually seek out such challenges, but when faced with planning a garden on this spot in my yard—which was a large, blank canvas—I felt overwhelmed as I could suddenly do whatever I wanted.