Thursday April 14, 2016
When most people think of gardening, they probably don’t think of urban gardening. However, an urban garden is perfect when you live in a townhome. With open floor plans like at CB JENI Homes, you can grow your small garden with ease!
Is an urban garden really worth it? Well, to answer that question, CB JENI Homes is going to share some of the benefits of urban gardening.
There’s nothing quite like eating an apple picked straight from the tree or a tomato right off the vine. Growing fresh produce in your backyard or windowsill gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of your favorites when they’re perfectly ripe.
2. Saves Food Dollars
The benefit of easy access to fresh produce comes with an added bonus – saving money on groceries. Even if it’s just a few dollars here and there, it starts to add up. Not only does urban gardening save you money at the grocery store, but it also provides the opportunity for some great home design ideas.
3. Brings Your Townhome to Life
With the CB JENI Homes open floor plans, residents have plenty of areas in their townhome that can be used for urban gardening. One of the best parts about an urban garden is that you aren’t limited by how much space you have in your yard. Many plants can be grown indoors year-round, meaning you can enjoy the fresh produce and herbs while also decorating your home. Some of the home design ideas you can use to incorporate your urban garden into your townhome are:
- Vertical Garden – Use a whole wall without sacrificing floor or yard space. This can act as a natural accent wall where plants replace paint.
- Windowbox – Grow your favorite herbs and spices on the sill of your kitchen window for easy access. It also gives your kitchen a touch of green accompanied by the smell of fresh herbs and spices.
- Hanging Basket – Placing hanging baskets with cherry tomatoes at your backdoor gives the back of your house that perfect splash of vibrant color.
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