3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Planting a Vegetable Garden in Your Backyard

Posted December 22, 2022 in Blog, Design/Build, Garden, General, Plant and Tree

Nothing can beat the taste of a vegetable you’ve grown yourself. The good news is that you don’t need loads of space to have a vegetable garden in your backyard. But, planning a new vegetable garden can be intimidating without the right knowledge, tools, and experience.

We know growing your own vegetables at home can save you a ton of time and money while providing a wealth of health benefits to you and your family. This is why we are sharing 3 reasons you should consider planting a vegetable garden in your backyard:

  • Improve your health

When you grow your own vegetable garden, you get to decide what goes in your soil and how your vegetables are treated. This means you’ll never need to worry about your vegetables being sprayed with harmful toxic chemicals. Growing your own vegetables can also improve nutrients because when you pick vegetables right from your home garden their vitamin contents will be at their highest.

We recommend that you use contaminant-free soil when planting your new vegetable garden. Vegetables need good soil for healthy growth. Building raised beds is the most common way to reduce the chances of coming into contact with contamination.

  • Save money on groceries

Depending on the type of vegetables and the amount you grow, you can save a significant amount of money planting a vegetable garden at home. When choosing what vegetables to grow in your garden, it’s good to be mindful of the seasons and temperatures in your area as most veggies have their own season.

Leafy greens like spinach, lettuce, arugula, and Swiss chard grow very well in cooler months, but beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peas, peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, and tomatoes typically won’t survive after the first frost of the season. So it’s very important to carefully plan out what you’re going to plant and when so you can save the most money on your vegetable garden.

  • Get outdoors more 

Medical experts have reported that exposure to outdoor activities like gardening can be hugely beneficial to your mental and physical health. Gardening has been known to alleviate depression and anxiety symptoms and can also help children develop motor skills and overall strength.

Having a vegetable garden in your backyard will without a doubt require maintenance. But, that maintenance will provide you with unmatched benefits to your mental and physical health while bringing your family together to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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