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Revamping Your Urban Garden

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Revamping Your Urban Garden

Are you stuck in the middle of urban chaos? By creating a divine green space, you can take refuge from the world outside. You’ll also find that revamping your urban courtyard will help boost your spirits all year long. Whether you choose a vegetable garden or a Zen garden, a bountiful green courtyard is the perfect cure for the urban blues.

Your Signature Space Style

Now that you know it’s possible to turn a concrete space into a green wonderland, you’ll have to decide upon your personal courtyard style. Thankfully, there are tons of different landscape design styles to choose from. Begin by thinking about the kinds of things that you’d like to see and grow. Are you looking for some fresh summer vegetables? Maybe you simply want to see some shrubs and flowers every morning. No matter what you heart desires; your signature space style dreams can come true.

  • Clean it Up: First spend a couple days hauling off refuse and yard waste that may have accumulated in your courtyard. Start with a clean slate.
  • Build a Deck or Patio: Most urban courtyards have gravel or asphalt ground surfaces. You can create a distinctive space by building a deck or flagstone patio. Don’t want to spend on materials? Reclaimed bricks and stones make for great patio spaces. If a deck is out of your league and a reclaimed flagstone patio is out of your skill level, opt for a Zen rock garden patio. Build a wood frame and fill it with pebbles.
  • Add outdoor living elements. Some used or new outdoor furniture and a fire pit will make you feel right at home.
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12:24PM PDT on May 26, 2012

Thank you

1:17PM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

GREAT ! I definately took some notes. Can't wait to start harvesting my very own herbs!

4:50PM PDT on Mar 22, 2011

We all love fresh herbs from under the indoor lights.
How to Grow Vegetables and Herbs Indoors

10:09AM PST on Mar 11, 2011

I wish I could do this! I need to find a similar article, but for college students!

6:54PM PST on Feb 5, 2011

Wish I had a garden!

5:12AM PST on Jan 13, 2011

Interesting Article! Thank you for sharing it!

4:18PM PDT on Oct 2, 2010

This makes me wish I had some outside space to fill with plants. At least I've got my house plants to keep me busy.

12:19PM PDT on Sep 23, 2010

Nice ideas, but this article would have SO much better with at least some photos to illustrate the points mentioned!

2:53PM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

We have a little house surrounded by woods, with raised bed vegetable gardens in the front, flowers and herbs on the deck, and feeders for birds and other wild ones all around. It is quite lovely, but none of our cats will lift a paw to help, and the dogs totally misinterpret when I ask them to water the plants.

7:49PM PDT on Sep 19, 2010

Plants are fab!

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Some enticing possibilities there - just have to wait for Spring/Summer to roll around.

Great tips! Thank you

the used grounds are also good for acid loving plants(crepe myrtles, azaelas, norfolk pines. etc)

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