My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
Before the weather gets nicer, you want to be prepared for spring and summer. One great project for outdoors is adding raised vegetable gardens to your landscaping. With a few materials from the building supplies store, your raised gardens will give you a bountiful harvest. These can be simple gardens made of fencing timbers and tin roofing, or they can be elegant shapes made with landscaping blocks and stone ground cover. Here are some simple raised vegetable garden ideas to start now for spring planting:
1. Simple Garden Plots with Timber Boarders for Raised Soil
If you are looking for the quickest and simplest solution for a garden, just make a simple plot with landscaping timbers. Layout the plot and put in timbers to make the shape of the garden. The height of the timbers will give you plenty of room to add several layers of top soil for nutrient-rich gardens. This is ideal for flat plots and for areas with poor soils for vegetable gardens.
2. Making Use of Steep Slopes with Terraced Garden Designs
In landscaping around homes, steep slopes are often areas that get less use. This is valuable space if you turn the slope into raised garden designs. If you want to be able to till the soil, make stairs to access each level, and make the garden areas wide enough to be able to maneuver the tiller; the width and a half of the tiller will give you the space you need.
3. Elegant Designs with Landscaping Timbers and Blocks
You may want to have a raised garden design that fits in with your landscaping. If you have landscaping timbers around your home, use similar timbers to make the raised gardens. Landscaping retaining wall systems are a great choice for block raised gardens that look elegant and match landscaping designs.
4. Back Saving, Waist-High Garden Designs with Simple Building Materials
Bending over to tend to gardens is hard on your back, which is why many people want a waist-high raised garden. Using simple building materials like wood fencing, you can make your gardens the perfect back-saving height. To make the job simpler, use tin roofing for the larger side sections of the garden.
5. Greener Raised Gardens with Reclaimed Pallets and Other Waste Recycling
Used pallets are versatile waste materials that you can use for various projects, such as to make raised gardens. Some are the perfect height, and just need to be screwed together vertically in the shape of a box. Line them with landscaping fabric to keep the soils in. You can also recycle other materials for raised gardens, such as tree and garden waste, glass bottles and discarded building materials.
These are some simple raised garden ideas to start now and get ready for spring planting. If you are ready to start one of these projects, contact a building supplies service, such as Wylaco Supply Company, to get the materials you need for your project.