Plan Your Custom Home Placement With Your Garden In Mind
Ideally, building a custom home should include — or allow for — everything the owner has ever wanted in a residence. For some, that means planning the placement of the home on the property in a way that provides optimal conditions for planting a garden. With the ever-increasing interest in healthy eating and organic foods, the ability to plot this out in advance will appeal to many homeowners.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of owning a beautiful custom home that also affords you the optimal opportunity to produce your own healthy fruits and vegetables through organic gardening, this is the blog post for you.
Let’s begin by taking a look at what organic gardening is all about, and why it is becoming so popular:
ORGANIC GARDENING: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
We’ve heard a lot about organic gardening in recent years and, far from being a faddish trend, it’s really more of a lifestyle that increasing numbers of people are subscribing to. But what is it really, and why is it important? Organic gardening used to be linked with labels like “hippy” and “tree hugger” — but these days it’s much more likely to be associated with being thoughtful and informed.
A quick definition states that organic gardening is gardening without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. And while that’s true, it really goes far beyond that. Organic gardening acknowledges the garden as part of a larger system in nature, and because of that, pays attention to the relationship of plants to wildlife, insects, people and the water supply. When you understand how everything is connected, then it’s easy to see how using organic gardening methods is good for you, your family and the world around you. Read more at Kellogg Garden…
Having an environmentally-friendly home is a great step towards harmonious co-existence with nature. Incorporating organic gardening may just be the icing on the cake.
If you would like more reasons to explore organic gardening, read the following post that examines research findings on the health benefits of organic foods:
New Study Finds Clear Nutritional Advantage In Organic Foods
Analysing data from around the world, the team led by Newcastle University, reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and meat, especially in terms of fatty acid composition, and the concentrations of certain essential minerals and antioxidants.
Publishing their findings today in the British Journal of Nutrition, the team say the data show a switch to organic meat and milk would go some way towards increasing our intake of nutritionally important fatty acids.
Chris Seal, Professor of Food and Human Nutrition at Newcastle University explains: “Omega-3s are linked to reductions in cardiovascular disease, improved neurological development and function, and better immune function. Read more at Be Well…
If you already buy organics, you’ll appreciate having an organic garden alongside your new custom home even more.
If you think you don’t have what it takes to start a home garden, think again. Because you’ll be delighted to learn that there’s an app for that. (Actually, the app controls a robot, but we couldn’t resist.) This advance in home gardening technology is explained in the post below:
The Latest in At-Home Gardening Technology: The FarmBot
Take a shot at urban farming with the FarmBot — a new device that will plant seeds, water, and monitor your plants for you.
The FarmBot can be controlled with software on your laptop or phone, according to the company website.
The software allows the user to create a simulated garden by dragging and dropping plants onto a garden map, almost like a video game.
FarmBot is an open-source company, which means that design files, software source code, and detailed product information are publicly shared for anyone to use. Read more at The Daily Meal…
As this post makes clear, there are so many things you can do to make your custom home even more perfect for your lifestyle if you think outside the box.
Building your home is a life-changing event that will also be a positive one if you choose the right builder to work with. Oz Custom Home Builders has an impeccable reputation and a long list of satisfied families that prove our abilities.
We can build your dream home on your land or in Trinity Ridge or Trinity Ridge Reserve, our newest luxury neighborhoods in Fort Mill. Contact us to discuss a plan for building your home or get additional information about the process. Call us at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
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