How to plant a vegetable garden in your backyard

Posted July 7, 2021 in Blog, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Plant and Tree

If you’ve never tasted garden-fresh food, you have been missing out on sweet, juicy flavors, and vibrant textures that homegrown fruit and veggies have to offer. But many people have no idea where to start when it comes to planting a vegetable garden in their backyard. If you don’t know the right steps to take when planting a vegetable garden it could leave you wasting money on a garden that will never prosper or wasting time caring for plants that will never grow in your specific environment!

Here are 3 tips you need to know before you plant a vegetable garden in your backyard:

  • Make sure you have the right sun exposure

When planning your vegetable garden it will be important to make sure you have enough sun exposure. Like most plants, vegetables need the sun to kick-start photosynthesis and most vegetable gardens will need access to the sun for at least six hours a day. So you won’t want the sun to be blocked by trees, shrubs, or fences in your backyard.

The amount of light your yard gets will change throughout the day and the sun’s angle will change throughout the year. This is why it’s important to take the time to study your backyard’s sun exposure before you plant a new vegetable garden.

  • Choose your plants carefully

If you are going to invest the time in planting and maintaining a vegetable garden in your backyard you deserve to enjoy the reward of fresh produce! With the right design and plan, you can select plants that work together to help deter pests, promote growth and even improve flavor. But, be aware that some plants do not always grow well together.

In some cases, they could be in direct competition with one another for major resources or one may attract insects that severely harm the other. This is why it’s important to work with a partner who understands how your garden will grow over time so you can select the right plants for your vegetable garden.

  • Start small when planning a vegetable garden

If you’re new to gardening, it can be difficult to know where to start. This is why it’s a good idea to start small and work with a guide who can help you understand how your new vegetable garden will impact your new outdoor living space.

When the Stitt family wanted to add a fruit and vegetable garden to their new outdoor living space in Easton, Pennsylvania we knew this busy family would need an efficient garden that produced delicious produce but was also low- maintenance. The new colorful low‐maintenance landscaping is complete with a few raised beds for berry and vegetable gardens. This low-maintenance design complements the home and space while providing the family with an outdoor oasis to grow their own fruits and vegetables and create lasting memories together.

Tour this new outdoor living space in Easton, Pennsylvania → 

Designing and building a new outdoor living space with your very own vegetable garden 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 with a vegetable garden 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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