Three Ideas For Edible Landscaping

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Edible landscape elements are becoming increasingly popular; now that designers are showing landscaping designs that are both beautiful and delicious. The latest landscaping trends show that customers are increasingly opting for edible options when choosing landscaping designs for their home or business. If you are looking to add new landscaping or upgrade existing landscaping to something a little more tasty, the following ideas will help you get started.


One of the most popular ways to add edible elements to landscape is to add trees that have flowers or blossoms that turn into fruit. Apple trees are one of the first things that come to most people's minds. However, other options for blooming fruit trees are crabapple trees, cherry trees, peach trees and even apricot trees. The flowering quince tree is another great option for those who enjoy spending time in the kitchen making sweet concoctions such as marmalades and jams. Best of all, these trees come in varying heights and sizes, so there is a tree for every lawn.


Herbs are no longer something you pick up at the farmer's market or organic food store. They also go beyond the little pots on the kitchen windowsill at grandma's house. Herbs have now become very popular with many landscapers and clients. For small yards or small flower beds, herbs are another great choice for landscaping that tastes as good as it looks. Herbs can also be used to line walkways, garden paths and larger flower beds. Mint, thyme, sage, parsley and oregano are good choices that are fairly easy to care for. Basil, chives, lavender and rosemary are other great options. Echinacea, laurel and saffron are all great choices, and bee balm and chamomile can be great options for clients who enjoy a relaxing cup of tea.


Vines are wonderful options for homes with large, unbroken expanses of plain walls or fences. Grape vines are one of the first choices of landscapers and clients. Other choices for vines that are as delicious as they are esthetically pleasing are blueberries and strawberries. In fact, strawberry bushes are great ground cover for large areas, and they are fairly low-maintenance, so you won't break your back keeping up with them during yard maintenance sessions. Another beautiful option for vines are honeysuckle vines; honeysuckle is beautiful and needs little to no maintenance. However, honeysuckle needs to be carefully watched so it doesn't overtake other plants and overrun the lawn. Contact a landscape supply business for more information.