The warm winter in the mid-Atlantic area has homeowners planning their spring projects. From refreshing their landscaping to doing some interior decorating, homeowners have a lot of potential projects to pick from! If you enjoy spending time cooking in your kitchen, a new herb garden might be a great addition to your property. It doesn’t take up a lot of space and is relatively simple to maintain. Columbia Builders has home sites available from 1/3 acre to over 4 acres, allowing you the freedom to design gardens big and small! We can also custom design outdoor living spaces to accommodate your garden plans. Here are five benefits of planting an herb garden in your backyard!
1. More Flavorful Food
There is a sharp difference in taste between a meal made with store-bought dried herbs and that same meal made with fresh herbs from an herb garden. It’s almost as though you used a different recipe! Fresh herbs can give your old stand-by recipes new life.
2. Lower Grocery Costs
The little bottles of dried herbs at the supermarket can get a little pricey. You can save yourself some money every month by planting some herbs and harvesting them as needed!
3. Healthier Eating
When your fresh herb garden starts producing tasty herbs, you’ll want to use them in your cooking as much as you can. This can promote healthier eating habits for you and your family. In addition, prepackaged herbs sometimes contain preservatives and may be treated with pesticides, making your homegrown herbs a healthier option.
4. Teach Children How to Garden!
Your herb garden can serve as a great teaching tool for children. They can learn about nature and the importance of regular care in maintaining a garden!
5. Sharing is Caring
Once your herb garden is under way, you might find that it produces more than you can use. This gives you the opportunity to share the extra herbs with your extended family and build stronger relationships with your next door neighbors.
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