Overcoming Backyard Challenges

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When our backyards don’t fit the typical style of a nicely leveled and open landscape it can be difficult to design a comfortable and welcoming backyard or garden. Well there are many ways we can overcome these backyard challenges.

With these tips and ideas anyone can still get the nice backyard and garden they desire. Just because we have a lot of trees, or maybe only have a concert balcony, we can still enjoy a nice garden.

 

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Concert Backyard

Condos, apartments, and townhomes lack any access to your own space for a garden. But this doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy the same benefits of gardening!

2×2 square foot garden boxes can easily fit in the corner of patios or balconies, and potential to stack means you can customize their look and yield.

 

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Limited Open Space

 

If you live in a region that is heavily wooded, you may have plenty of space, except that it’s being “rented” by your large, wild neighbors from the forest. Aside from completely clearing your yard your options for a garden will certainly be limited, but not removed.

 

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Locate the area of your yard that receives the most sunlight despite the trees, and make sure to build your square foot garden boxes in that area. Use vertical and stacking techniques to make the most of the space.

If you lack even a single area in your yard that gets direct sunlight for 6-8 hours daily, you may need to look into shade gardening only.

 

 

Continue to the next page for more solutions to backyard challenges!

 

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