Raised Gardens

Raised Gardens

Many areas in the South East of England suffer from poor soil, and you may be finding it difficult to grow certain plants or vegetables in your backyard. Raised gardens are easy to maintain, and allow you to plant a wider choice of greenery in your garden. Floral & Hardy can design an outdoor space which has raised gardens as an interesting focal point, or to add colour to drab areas. Adding raised gardens is a good way to introduce different types of soil in your garden, and to make the best use of your outdoor space.


Soil types

A common reason for adding raised garden beds is to overcome problems with soil. Floral & Hardy work with many clients in the South East whose gardens have rocky or clay heavy soil. Planting in this soil is difficult, but adding a raised garden means that you can add the soil that suits the kind of plants you’re trying to grow. If you’ve had trouble getting plants established in the past, then some raised beds could help.


Drainage

Poor drainage is another reason why your past gardening attempts might have been unsuccessful. Areas with heavy clay soil can often drain poorly, and therefore adding some raised gardens with proper drainage can make gardening much easier.


Space saving

Raised beds can also help to save space in your garden. Plants have deeper roots, and you can grow a higher yield of plants in a smaller space. Therefore, they’re great for gardens where space is at a premium.


Easy maintenance

If you’re not naturally green fingered, then adding some raised beds helps keep garden maintenance to a minimum. It usually just means some watering and regular weeding, and Floral & Hardy will be able to create raised beds which require minimal maintenance. Raised gardens are also popular for those with mobility problems, as it means you can enjoy gardening without too much bending or kneeling.


Garden design

There are lots of ways that raised beds could be incorporated into a contemporary or traditionally style garden. They can be installed in small gardens to allow for dense planting, or can be placed in large gardens to break up the space and make it more interesting. Floral & Hardy will be able to discuss some ways to incorporate raised beds into your garden, and make them part of your overall garden design.
If you’re considering raised beds in your garden, pick up the phone and speak to Floral & Hardy. We’ll be able to work with you to design the perfect layout, with raised gardens suitable for the sort of plants you want to grow.

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