With all the plants either dormant or growing in slow-motion, winter is often a time of deep reflection for the gardener in all of us. I was just there this morning asking myself:
And for certain parts of my garden that REALLY didn’t work out so well… “Do I REALLY want to do this again?!”
These are serious questions for many of us, and especially for those who might have spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a garden last year (not to mention the countless hours working on it) only to get a meager crop of fresh vegetables to enjoy.
So, how do you know if it’s really worth it?
Well, the shortest answer is, get the garden appraised by someone who knows how to both evaluate the real productivity potential of a property with minimal effort, and also has a great eye for design.
3 signs your yard Isn’t worth the effort:
If you spent your entire Saturday pulling weeds and you still got a complaint, your yard may not be worth it!
If you’re like me, and live in an HOA-policed community where every plant is checked and every paint color scrutinized, then you may have experienced getting a notice now and then when weeds mysteriously appeared in your yard after a rain. But, even if you don’t live in an HOA, perhaps your neighbors have been taking notice and aren’t exactly having you feel welcome as you catch them just standing there staring at your yard from across the street, shaking their heads in disgust.
The point is, if your yard is inherently leaning on the side of negativity, from neighbors, family, or even an HOA, then it’s simply a poor design. Great designs draw the eye to timeless beauty and nearly manage themselves by taking into consideration seasonal rainfall to compliment and simplify growing the PLANTS YOU WANT to have in your yard. (not the volunteer imposters you may currently find taking root) And great design begins with a full productivity analysis of your property.
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If your yard trimmings won’t fit in your own trash can, your yard may not be worth it!
Now, I know this likely sounds a bit over the top but, the traditional yard has become such a time-consuming, resource-sucking, land-filling, money-pit, I have a hard time justifying that we can still call it an “asset.”
Sure, we’ve been told a hundred times, by well-meaning contractors that “a great landscape improves the value of your home.” But who’s buying such a yard? I’m starting to see a trend to the contrary of such “contractor sales tactics” on the traditional landscape, and I’m not alone. You might have recently experienced something similar to me where someone you know opted OUT of a great home, in a great area simply because the “yard looked like too much work.”
Unfortunately, even if you have the privilege to have a crew of landscaping professionals coming by regularly to care for your property, the only thing they seem to leave behind (other than a freshly scalped yard), is a bill for the labor and the ever-rising dump fees.
Thankfully, we live in a time where technology and common-sense are beginning to make a comeback in the yard. Today, more and more of us are going beyond just tearing out unproductive landscape plants. Instead, we are replacing them with edible ones and composting our trimmings on-site! We are beginning to see that the very same stuff we are paying people to take away is what we end up buying back at twice the price in the form of mulches and organic fertilizers. We are beginning to see that a yard can produce more than just bills and beauty. So, perhaps there’s hope for my garden?
The answer to this consumptive problem goes well beyond the traditional and static design of a yard. In order for a yard to truly convert from CONSUMPTIVE to PRODUCTIVE, you need an intentional and sustainable PROCESS designed into the yard to optimism productivity and minimize waste in the simplest way possible. In this way, that yard can truly compliment and even enhance the lifestyle of the home owner. <Learn More About Agriscaping Services in Your Area>
If the time you spend on your yard does not produce at least as much fresh produce value as the equivalent income of your time spent at work, your yard may not be worth it!
Property values may be up this year across the nation, and especially here in Arizona, but how we value our property is still wavering at an all-time low.
Once upon a time, the bigger the yard and estate a person had, the bigger the income checks they received.
Today, that’s only a perception.
See, 100 years ago, bigger Estates meant bigger income checks because the YARD AND THE ESTATE PRODUCED THE CHECK! But, up until now, Estates have trended toward, “the bigger the yard, the bigger the BILL,” and therefore, the bigger the income checks a person would need to receive each month to even justify the expanding landscape.
That’s just out-right sad. What was once a true asset (feeds me when a job fails) has become such a liability (eats me when a job fails).
I’m so glad we are starting to wise-up! I’m so glad technology companies like Agriscaping have started to re-address the common landscape and get it to PRODUCE again in very real and ELEGANT ways! And I’m so glad we live in a time where the technology of today is ripe and ready to convert even the smallest landscape or patio into a legitimately productive and even profitable food garden that tastes as good as it looks! And, with Agriscaping Technologies, it’s more than just edible… it’s functional art! Beyond the edible elegance, we’re also helping people grow their own health, improve their sustainable self-reliance, and restore real productivity to personal property!
Within the growing Agriscaping community, many families are beginning to even produce income with their new Agriscapes by networking their yards together and sharing their excess production with the local food economy! And no, these aren’t your grandma’s weed-magnet row-gardens, these are HD (High-Density, High-Definition), low-maintenance Agriscaping master-pieces, designed to maximize productivity and prestige.
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With a new Agriscape, Sustainability is likely closer than you ever thought possible!
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