Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your garden for the season ahead. A garden is an essential part of any home, as it can provide fresh air, a sense of calm, and a beautiful outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining. However, it can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to sprucing up your garden. This blog will provide three simple ways to spruce up your garden using raised garden beds and edging.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this blog:
- The benefits of raised garden beds
- How to create your next raised garden bed
- What the various types of edging are
- How to easily install garden edging
- How to maintain raised garden beds and edging
- Why Frame It All is the best choice to help you build your next Raised Garden bed or supply you the perfect edging product for your garden or playground
Visit Our Website to learn more about our Raised Garden Bed DIY kits and view our entire inventory of edging products that will make your garden look amazing.3 Simple Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden
Sprucing up your garden has numerous benefits, including increasing your home's curb appeal, creating a relaxing outdoor space, and providing fresh produce and herbs for your family. Using edging and raised garden beds can take your garden to the next level by adding structure, definition, and control over the soil quality and drainage. Edging can define borders and add a polished look, while raised garden beds offer better soil quality, drainage, and pest control. Together, they create a visually appealing and functional garden space that you can enjoy all year round.
#1. Build A Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are a great way to add height to your garden and make it look more structured. There are many benefits to using raised garden beds in your garden, including:
- Improved soil quality: Control soil quality for healthier plants.
- Better drainage: Prevent waterlogging and root rot.
- Easier maintenance: Less bending and kneeling, fewer weeds and pests.
- Longer growing season: Extend growing season, plant earlier and harvest later.
- Space-saving: Fit a variety of spaces, great for small gardens.
- Aesthetic appeal: Add visual interest, complement outdoor decor.
Creating a raised garden bed is simple and can be done in just a few steps:
- Step 1: Choose a location for your raised garden bed. It should be in an area with plenty of sunlight and easy to access.
- Step 2: Decide on the size of your raised garden bed. You can make it as big or small as you like, but keep in mind that you will need to be able to reach all parts of the bed.
- Step 3: Gather materials. You will need wood or other materials to create the frame of your raised garden bed and high-quality soil to fill it
- Step 4: Build the frame of your raised garden bed. Use wood or other materials to create a frame with your desired size and shape.
- Step 5: Fill your raised garden bed with high-quality soil. Be sure to choose a soil that is rich in nutrients and suitable for the plants you want to grow.
If you’re looking to place edging around your new garden or to corner off your children’s playground, you’ll want to pick edging that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also does the job and is durable for years to come. Edging is a great way to define your garden's borders and give it a polished look.
Here are a few edging materials you can choose from and why one material may work better than another in your garden:
- Brick edging: Brick edging is a classic look that can add some elegance to your garden. It is easy to install and can be done in just a few steps.
- Stone edging: Stone edging is a natural-looking option that adds texture to your garden. It is durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions.
- Metal edging: Metal edging is a modern option that can add some edge to your garden. It is easy to install and can create clean lines in your garden.
- Wood edging: Wood edging is a rustic option that adds warmth to your garden. It is easy to install and can create a natural-looking border.
Installing garden edging is also simple and can be done in just a few steps:
- Step 1: Choose the type of edging you want. Consider the style of your garden and choose an edging that complements it.
- Step 2: Measure the border length you want to create. This will help you determine how much edging you’ll need
- Step 3: Prepare the area. Remove any grass, weeds, or debris from the area where you will install the edging.
- Step 4: Lay out the edging. Place the edging along the border you want to create and ensure it is straight.
- Step 5: Secure the edging. Depending on the type of edging you are using. You may need to use stakes or other materials to secure it.
Once you’ve installed your raised garden beds and edging, maintaining them is essential to keep your garden looking its best. Maintaining the quality and freshness of your edging and raised garden beds is essential for the health and longevity of your plants. Regular maintenance helps to prevent soil erosion, control pests, and keep weeds at bay, which can all impact the quality of your soil and the growth of your plants.
So, replacing the soil in your raised garden beds every few years ensures that your plants have access to fresh nutrients and minerals, which is crucial for their growth and development. Keeping your garden looking its best not only adds to your home's aesthetic appeal but also ensures that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of fresh produce and herbs for years to come.
Here are some tips for maintaining your raised garden beds and edging:
- Water regularly: Make sure your plants get enough water, especially during hot weather
- Add mulch: Mulch can help retain moisture in the soil and prevent weeds from growing.
- Trim edges: Keep the edges of your garden looking neat by trimming them regularly
- Remove weeds: Remove your garden from weeds by removing them as soon as they appear
- Replace soil: The soil in your raised garden beds may deplete over time. To keep your plants healthy, consider replacing the soil every few years.
Sprucing up your garden doesn’t have to be complicated. Using raised garden beds and edging, you can create a beautiful outdoor space that is easy to maintain. Whether you choose a classic brick edging or a modern metal option, adding some structure to your garden can make a big difference in its overall appearance. So, prepare for the spring season ahead and start planning how to spruce up your garden using these simple tips. Happy gardening!Here’s How Frame It All’s Raised Garden Beds Make Your Garden Look & Feel Great All Year Round
The 10' x 10' Roundabout Raised Garden Bed is perfect for the garden enthusiast who loves to grow their own food. This garden bed was specifically designed for vertical growing, which means that you can grow more in less space.
This garden bed offers 48 square feet of horizontal growing space and over 160 square feet of vertical growing space if you opt for the Veggie Wall attachment! The narrow beds allow for easy harvesting of your climbing crops, and the circular design maximizes space efficiency. Plus, the Veggie Wall variant perfectly supports tomatoes, snap peas, cucumbers, and more!
Here are a few benefits our 'Roundabout' 10' x 10' Raised Garden Bed offers you and your family:
- The equivalent of 97 single-use plastic bottles are diverted from oceans and landfills to make each 4 ft. 2” Profile composite board!
- Food-safe composite boards are made from 38% HDPE Plastic and 62% Certified Sustainably Sourced Wood Fibers.
- 48 square feet of horizontal planting area
- Garden will assemble in a 12’ x 12’ square foot location
- Snap-Lock Brackets – simply slide and snap
- Composite Boards feature a textured finish that blends into any environment
- Limited Lifetime Warranty on Raised Bed (registration required) / 5-year warranty (no registration required)