Summer Garden Spruce Up

Most of us have gardens of some sort and usually we would like more.

I have found that raised beds are the most practical choice for a number of reasons. These beds can be designed to be any size, shape and combination of styles. There are a few different materials available such as cedar, timbers, pressure treated wood and even composite products which all do the job; so choose one that gives you the look that you are after, and a material that you can easily work with.

Gardens can be for flowers or vegetables, but both add beauty and can define areas of your outdoor space or create privacy as needed.

Most raised bed styles are fairly straight forward to build, and are relatively inexpensive. Consider a multi level box with a raised center, or tier it for better layering. I’ve seen them with benches added – which I thought was a great idea. One even incorporated covered storage areas on two sides. It’s all about imagination!

Once you have decided on size, style and material, complete your materials list and go get it. Be sure to purchase landscaping cloth to line the bottom and sides.

Build it in place, line it, fill it, and plant it. Adding stones or mulch always add a striking finishing touch.

That’s it, you’re done.

Sit back and enjoy, while you plan your next DIY adventure.
By Our Resident DIY Guru; Dave Linkert, 
Port 32 Marshall Homes, Bobcaygeon

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