Gardening Pros and Cons

There are pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) to nearly everything in life, and the garden is no exception. Whether it’s growing questionable plants, using a different gardening technique, or even choosing mulch for the garden, both the good and bad points need to be carefully considered so that you can make the best decision possible, based on your situation. While your stand may be on a specific side with little thought to other views, it never hurts to learn from the side of another opinion. Here are some commonly debated topics that explore the pros and cons of gardening.

  • Flat, horizontal gardening is so boring. Liven up your garden with vertical growth. The benefits of a vertical garden are plentiful, from greater visual interest . . .
  • Issues with growing mint aren’t rooted in difficult care or growing conditions. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Mint is tenacious, and it spreads quickly . . .
  • Ok, so having fowl in the garden may not be for everyone, BUT there are a number of reasons for keeping chickens in your garden, . . .
  • There are a number of reasons to grow in containers, with one of the biggest benefits of container gardening being able to place the container . . .
  • There are so many great reasons for companion planting and so many benefits for your garden that it’s hard to think of reasons why you . . .
  • It’s difficult to imagine any real disadvantages of gardening, and seasoned gardeners believe beyond any shadow of a doubt that good reasons to start a . . .
  • “You belong among the wildflowers” – and it’s so true! If you love to garden or love nature at all, then wildflower pros abound. Carefree, . . .
  • Every serious gardener has pondered a greenhouse purchase at one time or another, daydreaming about the ‘what ifs’ and envisioning the glorious bounties it would . . .
  • There has been much talk about sustainability, green living and our effect on our planet. Inside that conversation is the mention of organics as a . . .
  • What are the reasons to use raised beds and why should you in the first place? So much is written these days about raised bed . . .
  • Farm to table is a popular philosophy and nowhere is it more finely practiced than in the community garden. Community gardens imbue us with a . . .