Have You Been Wanting a Backyard Garden For Your Atlanta Home?

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to escape from it all in your backyard? Or perhaps it would be nice to go out and grab a few vegetables and fruits from your garden instead of going to your local grocery store. I’ve been contemplating this a lot lately. My new backyard is the perfect backdrop for a delectable garden. But I can’t decide whether I want to plant a vegetable garden, a flower garden, or a combination of both? I definitely want to grow low-maintenance plants and crops once I start this venture.

Why I Want A Garden For My Atlanta Home

I recently watched a Masterclass featuring master gardener, Ron Finley, and it inspired me to want to get out and start gardening. Not only this, I recently read an article that stated that gardening has boomed after the pandemic. Unfortunately, I live in a suburb of Atlanta and this clay dirt isn’t ideal for growing many types of plants. So, if I plan to plant anything, I will have to resort to a container garden or mixing my dirt with organic materials to achieve the type of soil I need. Luckily, I have an affiliate that can help me get the right type of soil I want whether I choose to do container gardens or change the soil composition.

Teraganix provides soil and other products that can help you plant healthy gardens. And if I decide to go the container garden route, I found these nifty garden containers on Amazon by Jes and Medis.

What Should I Grow?

More important than soil or containers, I will have to decide what I want to plant. I’ve been obsessed with the idea of growing my own vegetable and herb garden. I want to stick with vegetables that are great for growing in Georgia so I won’t have to deal with diseases or high maintenance. These vegetables and fruits include the following.

Collards

Cucumbers

Onions

Peppers

Melons

If I choose to grow plants instead, I may want to stick with native plants in Georgia. These include the following.

Chicory

Coneflower (Echinacea)

Petunia

Shasta Daisy

Sunflower

I haven’t settled on which crops I want to plant. Nor have I decided whether I want to stick with food items or plant a variety of plants. The most important thing I will need to consider is that the plants are low-maintenance, grow well in Georgia’s weather, and aren’t invasive. I also want to grow a garden that doesn’t require a lot of pesticides. There are many beautiful pollinators, including beneficial insects and birds, that frequent my yard. So I don’t want to put them at risk by using harsh chemicals. So, I plant to choose plants that won’t develop disease easily nor will they attract the wrong type of insects.

There is so much to think about when planting a garden. But I am inspired to do so now more than ever.

Are you considering growing a garden in your Atlanta backyard? Share your perspectives in the comments.

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