4 Reasons Why You Should Consider an Edible Landscape

Because people have ruined a great part of our planet, scientists are now looking for planets where we can move if the environment will not be able to sustain life on Earth anymore.

If you want to find out more about what space has to offer you can look at them through a telescope. However, there is an easier way to solve our problem and that is by taking care of our planet and making it a better place to live in. This is why landscaping is very important. People have the impression that having vegetables and fruit trees instead of decorative plants will make their yard look a lot duller, but that is far from the truth.

Besides the fact that an edible landscape can look the same as a decorative landscape, it will help protect the environment and it will come with a lot of other benefits which we will discuss in this article.

1. You’ll spend less on food

The number one benefit that an edible garden comes with is that you’ll not have to spend as much money on food and you will be able to go on that vacation that you have always dreamed of. We spend a lot of money on fruits and veggies and vegetarians and vegans spend all of their food money on them.

The Sustainable City is a 46 hectare, net zero energy development conceived by Dubai-based Diamond Developers. It features 11 natural ‘biodome’ greenhouses, organic farm and individual garden farms for local food production.

So being able to save that much just by changing your ornamental plants with edible plants will be a great accomplishment in terms of budgeting.

2. You’ll be healthier

It is widely known that fresh fruits and vegetables have more nutrients right after you harvest them. This is why the tomatoes that you buy from the supermarket are not at their peak when it comes to nutrient content. By being able to eat vegetables right after you’ve picked them from your garden, you’ll increase your health levels considerably.

3. You’ll know your food better

The number one problem that people have with food these days is that you can never be sure about what chemicals are present in your food. By having an edible landscape you’ll be able to control what you spray them with and also you’ll be able to decide if you want to grow them organically or not.

You’ll also be able to know if the seeds that you plant come from genetically modified plants or not. Also, you’ll enjoy playing with different types of veggies and the food you eat will definitely be a lot healthier than the one that you buy at the supermarket.

4. You’ll not have to spend hours at the supermarket

We all try to be a lot more efficient when it comes to managing our time and, if you come to think about it, you spend a lot of time at the supermarket for no apparent reason.

By having all the veggies you need near your home you’ll be able to reduce the time you spend choosing them every time you go to the store, and therefore, you will have more time for the things that are really important to you, like spending time with your family or spending an afternoon with your friends.

Final thoughts

An edible landscape increases the amount of food that you can grow on your terrain and it is a beautiful alternative to ornamental landscaping. Research more into it and you’ll be surprised that there are plants that you didn’t know that behave so well in terms of aesthetics. If we dream of a better future, edible landscapes are the way to improve the quality of our lives.

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