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4 Tips How To Turn Your Backyard Into a Farm

If you have a backyard and you’re thinking about different ways in which you can improve it, you might consider turning it into a small farm. Many people who want to re-decorate their outdoor space usually decide on buying new furniture or painting the fence. However, with a DIY farm, you can have something both beautiful and useful.

Building your own farm in your backyard can be a rewarding experience in different ways. You will get the feeling of utter accomplishment and, at the same time, your farm will provide you with organic products that are pretty costly at the supermarkets. So, here are some tips that can be of help if you want to build the best DIY farm in your backyard. 

Plan Ahead

Not every backyard is the same, so you have to plan carefully before making any initial investment. Make a list of everything that you would like to include. For example, you have to decide if you only wish to grow vegetables or if you would also like to include farm animals.

Moreover, your location will also determine what you can and can’t include in your DIY farm. Let’s say that you live surrounded by many neighbors. There is a possibility that some of them will be bothered by the smell of farm animals. However, you can always ask what they think about it before making any final decisions. 

Consider Investing In Farm Animals

Taking care of farm animals is one of the most interesting parts of having a farm. But, as we’ve mentioned above, in some areas farm animals might be a problem for the neighborhood. However, if you have backyard space and neighbors that are welcoming towards that idea then you should definitely invest in animals like chicken, hens, rooster, ducks, or even piglets. Keep in mind that each of these animals will need a place to live, so you’ll need to build them a small coop where they could rest during bad weather and nighttime. 

Collect Rainwater

Collecting rainwater will save you money for watering your garden and it’s also an easy task that you can do on your own. All you need to do is get tanks or barrels of different sizes (depending on how much water you need for your garden). 

Vertical Gardening

If you’re lacking space in your backyard, that doesn’t mean that you should give up on the idea of owning a small farm. What you can do is consider vertical gardening. This solution is ideal for smaller urban spaces, but also for those who would like to use most of their backyard. By planting vegetables on shelves or even lining them on the fence can be a real space-saver and aesthetically pleasing addition to the overall look of your farm. Another great vertical gardening idea is to create a strong net wall between two poles for growing vines. Remember, whenever you come up with a new idea for your farm, don’t dismiss it immediately. In the end, it will be your hard work and creativity that keep that small farm alive.