Landscaping is the first thing that anyone sees when they are going into a home or building. This is the first impression that you will make on people, so it should look its best.
But for small spaces, this can be a tricky concept. Small space landscaping ideas will help to improve the landscaping of your site and give you the tools that you need in order to think outside of the box for new ideas.
Build Up, Not Out
While those with half an acre have all the room in the world to add great landscaping features, those with small spaces will have to find another way to show off their beautiful outdoor space. There is where a raised bed works well. With a raised be to you can add a lot of greenery to your yard, even if it is only a small space.
How to Build Raised Beds
A raised bed like the one described below will be three feet tall, 5 feet long and 19 ¼ feet wide. The materials that you will need to build this raised bed are all lumber, with different measurements to make all the cuts from. You will need:
- 39 feet of 2×4
6 feet of 1×6
50 feet of 1×3.5
Extra lumber will be helpful in case you are afraid that you will make any mistakes on the cuts. From all of this wood you will cut 2 three foot lengths and 2 sixteen inch lengths for the legs. This will form one half of the framing, and once this step is repeated, you will have the complete frame.
Next you will want to brace the legs of the bed. You can do this with 14 inch pieces of the 1×3.5 boards. These will help to brace the legs when you are planting the raised bed in the ground.
Next you will install the floor and the shelving for the raised bed. There are standard forms that you can follow, but by this step you can also design your own way of making your raise beds the way that you want. If you have a space that is shaped a certain way or you want more shelves, you can add these as well.
Painting And Installation
Next, you will want to paint or stain your raised bed. This will help you to complete the design and help to match or complement any surrounding buildings. After this, you are ready to firmly plant the bed into the ground and begin using it for all of your landscaping needs.
Many different plants will work well growing on a raised flower bed. Depending on the sunlight that you will receive in the area, you can grow all different types of flowers and plants.
You can also find pretty outdoor landscaping decoration to add even more charm and beauty to your landscape design. Just because you don’t have a lot to work with doesn’t mean that you can’t create a beautiful outdoor space.