Designing Your Own Raised Garden-mp7a1

Landscaping-Gardening Most people plant gardens directly in the soil. There are many advantages to designing raised gardens including the fact that if you live in flood prone areas you don’t have to worry about your garden floating during heavy rains. You won’t want to raise them too much because the soil can be very heavy and that could create more problems such as the entire garden collapsing. Follow some of these suggestions for making a raised garden. Provide Flooring for your Garden Before you begin you will need to decide how large your garden will be. Once that decision is made, you must furnish a floor for the garden. The perfect height is a cinder block or concrete blocks. These provide perfect drainage for your garden and the soil can be deposited directly on top of the blocks. Purchase enough to cover the floor size you want your garden to be. Level out the soil beneath the blocks so they sit level and are stable. Walls for the Garden On top of the blocks you are going to build four walls that rest just on the inside of the perimeter blocks. You can use stakes to provide the walls with stability by placing the stakes through the center hole in each block. This way no additional materials for construction are needed and your walls will be held in place by the weight of the soil. Make sure the corners meet properly so no soil is allowed to fall through them. Overlapping is the best way to do this. Your walls should be at least twelve inches tall and can be made from OSB board or plywood. Make sure to get enough to .pletely en.pass the garden area. Fill the Box with Soil Many construction sites will sell or some will even give away fill dirt. You can haul in some fill dirt and fill the .pleted box to within one inch of the top. After your dirt is delivered, test it for the nutrients and pH that is necessary for your garden. If the soil is lacking in any of the nutrients or pH simply include these in the soil and mix it well. Add your fertilizer to the mix and make sure to turn the top three inches of soil over so the fertilizer gets distributed well. Allow the soil to settle for a week or so because you may need more to finish filling the box once settling occurs and this can’t be done after you begin planting. Plant your Garden Once your soil has settled and the nutrients and fertilizer has been added, you can begin planting. Most people opt to buy seedlings to plant rather than seeds themselves. Seeds do not have a one hundred percent growth rate. You can choose to sow seeds or plant seedlings. After you have planted your garden water it well and sit back and wait for the harvest. Weeds are less likely to grow in a raised garden so maintenance is very low on these. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: