With summer quickly approaching, we want to help kick start your gardening routine and offer advice on how to create a garden that best suits your living space. What better time to celebrate your garden (or soon to be) than during National Gardening Month? There are a number of benefits one can gain from growing a garden (it can be delicious, good exercise and help relieve stress), and we don’t think the shortage of space should stop you from planting one! Whether you live in the suburbs, the inner city or you reside in an apartment with a small balcony, we have all the tips and tricks to direct you into growing the perfect garden for your home.

The Suburbs

So you have a lot of space to play with but you’re not quite sure what to do. This is the time to get creative! Country Living offers 28 new ways to landscape your yard. These gardens reiterate the fact that the landscape is your canvas and as such, some flowers will complement the design of your space more than others (depending on how much maintenance is required). Learn about what fertilizers and garden tools you will need with Garden Works and prepare to escape to the garden!

Small Spaces

Believe it or not, you have a lot of garden designs to choose from in terms of working with a small space or small garden. DIY & Crafts presents 40 different ideas you can work with depending on how much space you are have and what will work within your budget. So whether you decide on a vertical pallet garden, a kitchen fairy garden (yes, it’s a thing) or a pathway garden, every design will enlighten you on how to best utilize your space and what plants will thrive under their conditions.

Balcony Garden

No Garden? No problem! We believe that this is the perfect excuse to grow your own food! If you know that enough sunlight will hit your balcony on a spring or summer day, and it’s relatively protected from harsh winds, container gardens are your go-to! If you follow these simple 8 steps, you can be growing your own vegetables or herbs in no time!

As you can see, there are so many different options to choose from when planting your own garden. From raised beds to basket gardens to backyard nurseries, there will always be an opportunity for you to grow! So get planting!