For many people, a raised flower or vegetable garden is a must-have when it comes to landscaping their backyard. But coming up with a raised garden bed design for your outdoor space isn’t easy especially if you aren’t sure where to start.
How to Get Started With a Raised Planter Bed Garden
The type of plants you want to grow may influence how you want your garden to look. Once you have an idea of what you want to grow, you can start working with your landscaping company to incorporate those ideas into a garden design that you will love.
You’ll want to research what kind of garden soil and top soil to use in your beds. Then see if there is anything else you’ll want or need like hardware cloth, soaker hoses, etc. If you’re doing wooden planter boxes, you’re also going to want to choose which type of wood you’ll want your planters to be made out of. Redwood and cedar are the two most common.
Here are some raised garden bed ideas to consider when planning your design:
Create a Retaining Wall of Garden Beds
Planter boxes can be a great way to section off part of your yard while still retaining space for your garden. You can use raised herb gardens, flower beds, perennials, or even veggie gardens to divide other parts of your landscape.
Using raised planters as a retaining wall can be a great way to make sure that you have plenty of growing space without sacrificing space for other flowers or plants that you want to include in your landscaping design.
Use a Vertical Garden or Trellis as a Privacy Screen
Vertical gardens have tons of environmental benefits, like improving air quality, saving space, and they work better for gravity-fed drip irrigation systems. However, they are also great for adding some privacy to your outdoor space.
Vertical gardens can reduce the amount of noise that comes into your yard. Even if you have a small space, a vertical garden can add greenery to your front yard or backyard. It’s also a great choice for your kitchen garden plants. Since vertical container gardens are great for herbs, small fruits, and veggies, it’s a great way to makeover your space while still retaining a functional yard.
Create Visual Interest with Your Garden Design
Having a raised bed vegetable garden is a great way to add visual interest to your space. Using your garden as a focal point can also be a great way to ensure that your garden will get full sun during the day since it will most likely be in the middle of your yard.
You can also add some interest to your design by combining your raised beds with an in-ground garden. This will give your landscape a variation in height while still creating a gorgeous and lush space.
Create a Structured Raised Bed Design with Pavers, Mulch, and Pallets
If you want to add even more to your garden bed planter landscape, use a variety of building materials in your design. You can use concrete blocks like cinder blocks, pavers, pea gravel, wooden pallets, and mulch to take your garden design to the next level.
Hardscape materials like pavers are especially great to use as walkways between your garden beds and can make using your wheelbarrow in your garden easier. They can also provide good drainage for your beds since they don’t form puddles or pools. Just be aware that if you want to include pavers in your design, you’ll need to remove any current plant roots from underneath them before you lay them down.
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