Thursday, January 19, 2012

Getting Ready For Spring?

Are you starting to think about your Spring Projects? Remember if you are planning on installing garden beds this year, you can start earlier then traditional gardens. If you have a plan in mind please call us for help if needed.

Benefits of Garden Beds:

  • When you make a garden bed, it is several inches off the ground. This enables you to pull up a chair or small stool and sit next to the bed to minimize leaning over, thus straining your back. It is really easy to weed, water, and dig around in too, everywhere is easily accessible when in a garden bed, no walking through muddy soil.
  • There is less weeding to be done in a garden bed. If you make your bed right, and dig about a foot deep and lay newspaper or some barrier down, then roots won't get through. 

  • You can fill you bed with the best soils. You don't have to rely on mother nature. You can add whatever it is that helps your garden grow!
  • It helps deter pests. Do you have a gopher or rabbit problem in your garden each year? Well while building your garden bed you can put down a wire mesh to distract the bunnies from digging into your garden. 

Remember, you can also change your garden bed year to year. It can be full of veggies or it can be a decorative piece with your favorite flowers! 

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