GardenSMART Newsletter Signup
 
Visit our Sponsors!
Visit our Sponsors and win.
Share on Facebook

GardenSMART Player

Show #50/4211. Gardening In Shade And On Steep Slopes

Advantages Of A Raised Bed

Eric finds it fitting that we end this garden tour where Demaris' garden journey began. It started right here in the herb garden which has now given way to a lot of blooming perennials. Demaris originally drew this out on a piece of paper, she designed a grid, brought some boards up here, put them together, put in organic material and plants and it began. Many of the plants were gifts from friends and have since been shared with friends. It's a great way to start gardening. Eric tells people all the time when dealing with a challenging site, a new construction, a place where there is not a lot of top soil, to start with a raised bed. It can be just as simple as some 2 x 6 lumber, then back fill with some high quality garden soil. Oftentimes it's just too difficult to till in hard red clay. It's much easier to incorporate the garden soil, then start adding more organic matter. Raised beds with garden soil make the process much easier and are an excellent way to start.


Back to 2015 Video List
 
FEATURED ARTICLE
GardenSMART Featured Article
GARDENING TRENDS FOR 2017

By Kate Karam, Monrovia, Photos courtesy of Monrovia

Many of us are thinking ahead to our yards and gardens and, looking forward to getting outside and working in the dirt once again. This article “Gardening Trends For 2017” from our February enewsletter provides insight into 9 key trends for 2017. Read more...


Click here to sign up for our monthly NEWSLETTER packed with great articles and helpful tips for your home, garden and pets!

 
   
   
 
   
Copyright © 1998-2012 GSPC. All Rights Reserved.