Raised Garden Bed
Gardens in Raised Beds
Why do you want a raised garden bed?
For one thing, a raised bed will compensate for poor soil. So,if you have bad drainage, or really high pH, a raised bed garden could be your answer to still having a beautiful garden!
Raised beds can be very beautiful, and made to compliment any landscape.
They can be made in any size or shape that you need.
When deciding on the size and shape of your raised beds, be sure to design them so that you can easily get around them.
You may need to get the lawn mower or other equipment by them.
They can also double as seating if the top is wide enough and topped with the right material. (Wide Boards,paving material, Stone etc.)
The wood of the raised beds can be stained or painted to match the house.
If you have stone or brick walkways, they can be made to mimic that.
The possibilities are many!!!
Make them narrow enough to be able to tend to the plants from all sides.
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Raised garden curves edging are nice for curved informal planting.
The height of the bed gives you an opportunity to add colorful plants that will flow from the edge of the raised bed.
The dept should be at least 18-24 inches for full size roses, and 10-15 inches deep for miniatures.
Having good drainage in the raised garden bed is VERY important!
In the bottom of the bed, use coarse gravel, stone, or drainage pipe.
Beds should be positioned so that the natural flow of water is away from the bed. You do not want the water to collect and pool along the outer walls.
After adding your material for drainage, fill the bed with a mixture of loom, compost, peatmoss,and any other orgainc material you may have, (grass clippings, leaves etc.
Add some bone meal, and a few handfuls of superphosphate.
Let the bed settle for a few weeks.
Plant your roses according to the instructions in
Plant other flowers along the edges of the planter for some quick color.
Choose something that will flow out of the planting bed.
Water the bed throughly.
Mulch with 3-4 inches of mulch to keep weeds down and conserve moisture.
Find out how to plant your raised flower bed
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