How Raised Beds Gardening Can Be Simple And Fun

Now I have never been much of a gardener, for many reasons. This was a gift of my Mothers, and she is an amazing gardener. So this year when I bought my new house I really wanted to look into some type of aesthetic gardening for the yard. I had looked at some books at the bookstore like, gardening for beginners, vegetable gardening for beginner and direct gardening. They seemed to contain a lot of information yet I was still confused as to what was right for me. I figured why not ask my Mom; she was the best gardener I knew. It seemed to make sense; she knew me well and knew the logistics of my property.

So I invited my Mom over for coffee and asked her advice. Her face lit up and the questions started. I told her I wanted to do some flowers as well as a few vegetables. I also told her I didn’t want something that was going to require a lot of my time. As well with having back problems and arthritis in my knees the physical aspect of gardening scared me. Right away I could see she was all full of ideas. She had many ideas but I really liked her suggestion of doing some raised beds gardening. She explained the advantage to doing it this way. She explained with the beds raised it would be easier for me to tend to them, I liked this idea. She also said with the limited space in the backyard the raised beds would be perfect. With a raised garden it improves the drainage to your plants. Also since when tending to your garden you are not actually stepping into it, you can raise a larger quantity of plants. It’s also true that many animals that like feasting on your garden will find it harder with a raised bed garden. Watering is also more efficient as you are only watering the plants and not the area all around them. So you can also plant closer together and have more. Since our backyard had lots of cement statues she suggested using concrete blocks to make the raised beds.

She then told me getting the right supplies and the best product to start was the most important thing, next to proper care. Being an avid gardener she knew where to get the best product. She told me about Gardening Direct. We went on the internet and I was amazed at the quantity of product they carried. Within 30 minutes we had ordered everything online through Gardening Direct and it would be here within days. We made plans that my Mom would come over that weekend to assist me with the raised bed gardening. I was really excited about my upcoming project. We spent most of that Saturday morning constructing the raised beds. I chose to do one with flowers and the other with vegetables. By noon that day we were enjoying a beverage on my deck and admiring our handiwork. Now if I knew raised bed gardening was going to be that easy I might have done it sooner.

How to Design a Beautiful Vegetable Garden

The vegetable garden is certainly one important place in our yards at home, not only does it provide us with healthy foods but it also helps to add beauty to our home. Certainly a garden should always be a work of beauty whereby everyone can have some time to just look at and marvel the work that has been put in creating the vegetable garden. There are quite a number of ways in which one can add beauty to the garden and certainly you need to be aware of these ways in order to make your garden something that remains in people’s minds forever. Let us try and go through some of the ways in which one can make use of when it comes to perfecting the design of his or her garden.

The orientation of plants
The orientation of ones plants is always important in the garden and this is the first thing to look at. This process begins when you are planting your plants. It is important to observe the distance that needs to be left between different plants when you are growing them in your garden. Most of these specifications are written on the contents of the packaging of the seeds you are going to plants or these are specified by the necessary in the case of geminated seedlings. You must observe these gaps as if you plant these plants to close or wide apart your garden could just reflect how clumsy the owner is. Remember that at times your garden can reflect its owner’s personality. Your plants should maintain a straight line so it to add beauty in the garden.

How to maintain a straight line in your plants
In order to maintain straight line when growing vegetables you must make use of a few techniques. A rope tied between two poles can be a way to make sure that you are planting in a straight line. When you begin planting, you will begin to follow the rope as you plant the seeds or seedlings, this will ensure they are placed in a straight line. In some cases people may opt to draw lines first in the soil with sticks and then follow the lines when planting the vegetables. With these techniques you are assured that you maintain a straight line garden and this is certainly a beautiful garden.

Planting a variety of plants
Various plants can be use to make the garden beautiful, for instance the tomatoes can be incorporated in the green vegetable garden so it adds the beautiful red look when the tomatoes are dry. Most people may prefer to grow vegetables and then place plants such as chilies so it adds that blossom beauty.

The garden fence is one place that adds a fine finish to the beauty of the garden. You may make use of the wooden fence or wire mesh fencing when adding beauty to your garden. A hedge around the garden instead of the fence can be a good idea to add beauty to your garden. The ideas are endless but the overall result is achieving a beautiful garden adored by many.