Real World Gardener Raised Garden Beds in Garden Design

June 8th, 2014

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DESIGN ELEMENTS
with landscape designer Louise McDaid

Raised Beds

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In this episode of design elements it really doesn’t matter if you don’t have shallow or rocky soils, because raised garden beds can apply to those gardens with other problem conditions.

Not all raised garden beds are alike and Louise has some great ideas.

using soil that’s more ideally suited to the plants you really love.

And since you the gardener doesn’t walk on the raised beds, the soil doesn’t get  compacted and the roots have an easier time growing.

Plus one more advantage of raised beds is that close plant spacing and the use of compost can result in higher yields with raised beds in comparison to conventional row gardening.

The best thing about raised beds is being able to grow vegetables without having to bend over to tend.

 

 

 

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