Imagine walking down the street, near the downtown area of your city at dusk on a slightly windy evening. You start to notice that many homes have adorned their balconies and front patios with beautiful potted plants. Some of them have exquisite vertical gardens designed to resemble murals, landscapes or shapes. As you approach a particular house with an attractive front garden, you observe that they also have planted fruits and vegetables! You may start to ask yourself, ‘How is this possible? We are near the heart of the city’. You might believe that if you live in an urban area, you cannot grow plants, flowers, fruits or vegetables. However, this is simply not true. Did you know that researchers have found that green spaces in an urban area can have a positive impact by reducing aggressive behaviour, thus helping to lessen violence and crime? By studying this course, you will learn to create a green space in which you can grow food for yourself and your family. You will also discover how to create lovely, colourful spaces filled with green plants and eye-catching flowers.
We will start by considering your space options. When it comes to urban gardens, you might wonder if you have the necessary space or an appropriate place in which you can grow plants. In this course, you will learn that it is possible to adapt almost any area for a garden. If you are creative enough, there are many options for growing, even if you live in a highly-populated place. We will view the many popular methods used for urban gardening and each will be discussed in detail to help you choose which approach best fits your needs. We will then explore appropriate tools and supplies. Specific tools will help you keep plants well-trimmed and pruned, which will ultimately improve the quality of your garden. Before you buy plants that you may have in mind, it is very important that you understand what ‘hardiness’ means. We will consider in this course the 12 different USDA zones (United States Department of Agriculture) and the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Hardiness Rating System. Carefully studying these zones and ratings will help you choose plants that will thrive in the environmental conditions of your area.
In an urban garden, you will need to have a container or perhaps you are going to create a garden in the existing soil. Either way, you will have to prepare the soil properly. One of the most important factors to have a flourishing and beautiful garden is great soil. In order to get great soil, you must plan, test and adjust it. This course will show you how to test soils’ pH levels and what ingredients to look for. You will also learn that there are specific times in which it is optimal to plant. Anyone with an interest in learning about urban gardening will gain a lot from this material. Enrolling in this course will help first-time gardeners, urban residents and anyone thinking about creating and planting a garden in a city-type environment. It provides techniques and strategies behind creating flourishing gardens, adapting spaces for green spaces and preparing fertile soil. Groundskeepers, landscape gardeners and more can benefit from learning about the fundamentals of creating a thriving garden in an urban area. Start Course Now
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