The pandemic has seen many people turn away from their usual routines and start looking for something more unusual or traditional to do with their time. One of the things which has boomed this year is gardening, landscaping yards and green spaces to transform them into something beautiful and unique. In some cases, domestic gardening has seen people recreate the Victory gardens of post-war Europe. Alongside baking with sourdough or dressmaking, the pandemic has encouraged us to start enjoying the garden again, and landscaping teams in Los Angeles are in hot demand. Homeowners thinking of transforming their spaces should consider what they really want from a garden, and how they can best create an ideal outdoor living area from their yard, and Castillo Landscaping and Tree Service can offer some ideas about how to make the most out of these green spaces.
Planting To Eat What You Grow
Many homes in the middle of the 20th Century had outside spaces that included vegetable gardening. When food was at a premium, it made sense to grow food outside, including a range of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and squash. Even a small balcony can be turned into a vegetable patch with a few seedlings, including herbs, lettuce and even pepper plants. Not only do the gardeners get the chance to grow beautiful plants that make the space outside seem naturally bountiful, but they also get to eat the results of their endeavors, and something more: experts suggest that our desire to grow means more than just eating “what people are starved for right now isn’t food, but contact with something real”. For any gardener who has caught the Grow Your Own bug, seeking advice from the experts about the right way to manage these plants can be the best way to start out as a vegetable grower.
Making The Urban A Little More Wild
The turn of the century saw many homes with gravel or paved yards, more suitable for entertaining after work than for communing with nature, but the trend in the pandemic season has been to go green. There are lots of benefits to turning a portion of the concrete jungle into something a little greener, including increasing the number of oxygen-producing plants in the city, and doing a little bit of exercise each day in order to get the most from the garden. Those who have been isolating during the pandemic might feel a little bit closer to those around them when they start creating green spaces, and the health benefits associated with gardening each day can really make a difference when we all need to be a little bit less unfit. Studies show that “The benefits of home gardening include relieving stress, increasing physical activity, and improving emotional well-being…out of 15 daily leisure activities, gardening is one of the most beneficial”. Getting the most out of the pandemic by getting fitter, feeling happier and eating better is surely a great incentive to start gardening.
Getting Help With The Layout
For homeowners who haven’t spent a great deal of time in the garden before now, transforming the garden can be too much work for an amateur. From digging up concrete and setting out garden beds, most gardeners will be all too ready to leave some of the earth moving in the hands of the experts. Having a garden already laid out can help beginners to feel at home immediately, and most landscapers will also be able to offer advice about the best plants to try for the first time, making it an even better option.
Talk To Experts In Landscaping Los Angeles
When you are ready to take the plunge and start gardening to see out the pandemic, it is a good idea to find a team who can help you manage your yard. A team like Castillo Landscaping and Tree Service can start you off with your new hobby, including helping you to landscape the area so that it is ready for your plans, or even discussing your options before we begin construction. Find out more about our services by contacting us online or call us at (818) 351-1401 now.