A beautiful garden can provide a homeowner with not only a beautiful view but also a fantastic place to relax when the sun is out and the weather is warm. This is why more and more people are opting to landscape their gardens instead of simply treating mowing lawns and planting beds as a chore and only bothering with it when the grass gets to long. In fact, there are certain techniques you can use and features that you can install in your garden in order to cut down the amount of work required on your part and the amount of maintenance required as well.
Having raised landscaping beds is one such solution to the problem of having a garden and not having time to tend it or hating gardening full stop. Raised landscaping beds will actually section off areas of your garden and keep the individual beds contained so you can plant various flowers in different beds to achieve an amazing effect.
Think about the impact it would have on people were you to have vibrant reds in one bed, blooming yellows in the next and rich blues in a third. You can literally have as many as you like in your garden and reap the benefits.
Benefits Of Raised Landscaping Beds
There are several benefits you could tap into with raised landscaping beds, including the following:
• Raised beds can actually provide a viable solution for gardening with a bad back or other joints problems. You do not have to bend over them in order to be able to look after them.
• You can help to protect your garden against pasts like rabbits and moles that would otherwise tunnel underneath them. You can line them with a screen to achieve this effect.
• You would have to maintain your beds a lot less meaning once every few weeks instead of once a week. The tasks that you do have to carry out would be easier and take half the time.
• You can solve any poor soil issues you have because you can add compost instead of using the existing soil in your garden.
Of course, these are just a few benefits. There are many more that raised landscaping beds give you, but in order to find out what they are, you need to know how to build them.
How To Build Raised Landscaping Beds
You will need lumbar, a power saw, a level and a drill, as well as plastic lining and preferably metal braces as well. Then follow the ensuing steps:
• Decide on how big you want your raised bed to be and cut lumbar to measure using the power saw. Raised beds are usually up to 4 feet deep so use lumbar boards to construct it. You can use strong glue to secure the lumbar together before drilling screws into the side to keep it secure.
• Check that the wood is level before digging a small foundation of about 2” in width and 5” deep. After placing the wooden frame in the trench, check that it is level again before securing it with soil. You could also us concrete if you so wish
• Leave the frame to set for 24 hours before placing the plastic lining within the frame and securing it with nails. Use the metal braces to secure the frame in place.
• Fill the bed with compost and you are ready to plant.