I havent had a garden since I lived with my mum. Now my wife and I are moving into a small 1st floor condo with a garden, so Ive come looking for advice!
Our new slice of heaven is basically just dirt with a wood fence round it. It has some trees in it and I'd say its around 25/50 feet.
There are two mentionables:
1: Landlord says "No grass!"
2: We are only planning to stay a year.
So, Chicago being Chicago, we prob have around five months of regular garden use (lounging, yoga and BBQ) starting from now.
I am looking for some advice on putting in some 'instant' yet cheap things to make it a pleasant place to relax. Our only plan so far is to build a small, simple deck from cheap lumber. We reckon we can do a not-very-durable job for around $300.
We also like cooking and mojitos alot so would like to grow some herbs and mint.
Any suggestions for planting etc?
Much look forward to your advice,
Tom the novice.