A huge vegetable garden means not only fresh salads, but also backache and sore knees. Working in a garden is hardly relaxing, but a stunning vegetable patch can become a gardener’s pride.
Raised garden beds
These raised beds can save your back and knees and become a clever decoration for your garden. As a bonus, they’re pretty easy to make: put the wooden slabs together, put some cardboard and metal mesh on the bottom, and fill the patch with soil.
© (с) Alison Hancock / shutterstock.com © © Multi-level garden
An original idea which saves valuable space.
If your country house is on a slope, this garden idea can be a godsend for you.
A great decision for those who don’t want to bend over. This idea works especially well with flowers and strawberries.
You can cover the surface of your soil with mulch mats, which don’t let the sunrays in. Now you can forget about weed management, because there won’t be any weeds in your garden!
This will save space and at the same time you’ll create a living decoration. There are lots of varieties of hanging and climbing plants, and you can use them to create a beautiful arch.
© (с) ThomBal / shutterstock.com
You could also tie grapevines on a trellis.
© (с) Alison Hancock / shutterstock.com
A trellis is pretty easy to create: all you need is synthetic twine and some wooden girders.
A vertical vegetable garden is not only convenient, but also practical. Plants growing on the walls can protect your house from the sun’s heat.
Take care of your garden by installing a convenient irrigation system. You’ll need 2 hoses, a lateral beam, and sprinklers. Put it all together as shown in the picture below. Your back will thank you!
DIY drip irrigation system made from plastic bottles
This is a great and super simple way to water your plants! Just take 2 liter plastic bottles, make 2 or more holes in the sides and 2 in the bottom, and plant them next to your plants. Fill the bottles with water and that’s it! The water will slowly go straight to the roots. Watering from the root area instead of overhead will help to prevent fungus and reduce some leaf problems.
A fence made of durable materials can help to protect your beds from rodents. Voles will definitely not be able to cope with a brick or stone fence.
Plant some flowers along the garden beds. They not only look beautiful and smell great, but they can also help you to deter pests.
A cobblestone walkway
Clean the area where you want to make a cobblestone walkway and place the form to plan out its design. Mix a bag of cement with water and pour the mixture into the frame. Smooth the surface and carefully lift the frame off. And there you have it…a wonderful cobblestone walkway beautifying your outdoor space!
Beds for lazybones
Using your imagination, you can turn improvised materials into garden beds. Aluminum cans, kegs, plastic crates? Great! Let’s create.